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New Possibilities with 
Non-surgical Solutions

“What’s available now for dogs and cats?”

This is a question we hear often at ACC&D! Some people ask because they would prefer not to surgically sterilize their dog or cat, or because their pet has a condition that prevents safe use of anesthesia. Others care for free-roaming cats and dream of a way to manage populations without the cost and stress of trapping, transporting, and surgically sterilizing the animals. Still others recognize the savings of resources and money that non-surgical options can offer to shelters.

Whatever your reason for learning more, this is your gateway to information about available non-surgical fertility control products. The following products have received regulatory approval and are available in one or more countries, for cats and/or dogs, and for males and/or females:

Zeuterin™ 
Suprelorin™
Progestin contraceptives

We emphasize product availability, as some products, such as Infertile™ in Brazil and Gonazon™ in the European Union, have approval for long-term or permanent fertility control but are not presently marketed for use. We have also omitted treatments and products that offer merely short-term contraception.

If you’d like to learn about products currently in development for companion animal species, please visit this page.

Quick Reference Guide:

 

   Product

Species
w/ regulatory approval


Sexes
w/ regulatory approval


Locations
w/ regulatory
approval


Manufacturer


Type

 
   Zeuterin™/EsterilSol™
   (zinc gluconate neutralized
   with arginine)
Dog* Male
United States
Colombia
Mexico
Panama
Turkey

Ark Sciences Injection
 
   Suprelorin®
   (deslorelin acetate)
Dog** Male
New Zealand, Australia, E.U.

Virbac Implant
 
             
   Progestin        
   contraceptives***


Dog
& Cat


Female
& Male


Multiple


Multiple


Oral or injection

 

* This product has approval in Colombia for male cats.

** Suprelorin has regulatory approval for contraception of male dogs. For information on its “off-label” use in cats and female dogs, please see our Research and Innovation section.

*** Progestin contraceptives are manufactured by multiple companies using a variety of product names.

Available Products

 

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