WellBeing

The decrease in spay surgeries during a pandemic may undermine the well-being of pets

Decades of progress in controlling overpopulation of dogs and cats through high-volume spay surgeries is in jeopardy thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a team of UF researchers concludes in a new study. The impact — felt at community shelters and veterinary clinics — includes a sharp drop in spay surgeries after the initial pandemic-induced …

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