When Is The Best Time To Neuter Or Spay Cats?

Experts recommend that cats undergo spaying or neutering when they are between 6-12 months old. However, it has been observed that cats spayed or neutered before 6 months of age recovered faster and have a better prognosis. 

Spaying or neutering older cats can also mean additional costs, more so if your female cat is in heat. An intact female cat can go into heat, season after season. Without being mated, intact cats become more predisposed to pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus. It is for this reason that many veterinarians recommend spaying of female cats before 6 months of age, that is, before she reaches puberty and undergoes her first heat. 

Having your female cat spayed will also mean being spared from dealing with annoying behaviors exhibited during heat. Cats can be spayed or neutered as early as 3 months of age with no significant negative side effects. 

Consult your Bel Air, MD vet if you have any concerns and/or questions about spaying or neutering of your pet cat. For more details visit the website.


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