New 'zeutering' procedure is a growing national trend as a non-surgical way to neuter male dogs

TAMPA, Fl - Bay area veterinarians and vet technicians are training to do zeutering.  The vets are being certified at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's animal health center in Tampa.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay provided more than 40 dogs for the training process.  Those dogs will also go up for adoption at the shelter.  But the Humane Society of Tampa Bay says it will not use zeutering as an ongoing practice for the sterilization of shelter animals.

Zeutering is approved by the FDA.  The procedure is a non-surgical way to neuter male dogs without the use of anesthesia.  Sherry Silk with the human society says the process is a growing national trend and works by injecting a chemical solution to sterilize dogs.  The testicles remain intact but the dogs can no longer reproduce.

This method reduces the cost of neutering and decreases the recovery time with no swelling, no irritation or stitches.  Zeutering is an alternative to traditional neutering that may be attractive to people concerned about putting their pets through surgery.

Once the training is complete, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay Animal Health Center will offer zeutering to clients on a case-by-case basis.  Neutering dogs is aimed at ending animal homelessness in the bay area.

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