View Full Version : At what age can you Neuter a cat?
08-19-2005, 10:06 PM
I have a male cat who is approximately 4 1/2 months old, he was a stray so we are not exactly sure. We also have another male cat that we have had for many years. Tonight I noticed the kitten had sprayed the carpet, I guess to mark his territory. He he too young to be neutered?
08-20-2005, 08:10 AM
Check with your vet. Some vets will do it at 3 months with males. So I would say he may be plenty old enough but it also goes by weight sometimes too if they are too tiny they won't do it either I believe. But overall, I would call your vet and ask them. Good luck!
08-21-2005, 04:50 PM
I was told by a vet in my area, he could operate if they were at least 2 months. It really depends on the veternarian.
08-21-2005, 07:27 PM
Yeah, it depends on the vet. Mine said from about 4-6 months old, but you'll probably have to check with your vet first before you take my advice.
08-31-2005, 12:29 AM
I am experienced breeder of Persian and Himalayan cats. I would recommend that you have your kitten neutered or spayed at about 6 months. You can wait longer for females.
Some vets are altering kittens very young but I don't think it's a good idea to get any kitten fixed much before 6 months. It's important that they have a strong immune system before undergoing surgery.
Please don't let the vet talk you into all kinds of shots on the same day. Some kitten die shortly after they are neutered or spayed because a vet gives them the works, feline vacs, rabbies, and leuk, shots all on the same day they are fixed. The result can be that the immunce system breaks down. This can bring on a sometimes fatal disease. I recommend to my customers that it's a good idea to have shots a few weeks before they take thier pets to be altered. This will give them time to recover from any side effects of shots before surgery and can be much safer for the health of the cat.
Please don't go overboard with unnecessary shots. For indoor cats one or two feline vacs and a rabbies shot should be all that is needed for the first year. Darcat
08-31-2005, 12:42 AM
Please don't neuter too early. When we adopted my cat Samie from a shelter, part of the agreement was he had to be neutered at 8 weeks. They were doing an experiment and his litter was part of it. It really messed him up.. he has alot of psychological problems and has been on prozac and other anti-depressants ever since he was neutered.
I would wait until about 6-8 months.