When Can You Spay a Kitten?

What is the youngest age you can spay your kitten?

Patience from Ontario, Canada

Ad
Flag
November 7, 20060 found this helpful

Ask your vet or local animal shelter. Do this as early as possible-cats multiply quickly!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 7, 20060 found this helpful

You should spay/nueter around 18 weeks old. I have heard of it being done at 16 weeks but 18 weeks is much more preferred. Most vets have a set age that they will do that procedure (their personal preference) so check with a couple local vets and get prices for the procedure at the same time.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
April 13, 20070 found this helpful

The vets usually say six months, but sometimes females can come into heat sooner.

When I was a kid we kept an entire litter of kittens and their momma who arrived as a pregnant stray. We spayed and neutered everyone, but the girls came into heat really young... around thirteen weeks. The vet clinic decided to spay them early, and put the vet with the most experience on the job.

I am so glad you are on top of this! I do volunteer animal rescue, and it is an uphill battle to convice some to spay. One unspayed female gives rise to an average 420 000 kittens in seven years. Talk about exponential growth. Once you give a vulnerable kitten away, you cannot control how it is treated.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
April 14, 20070 found this helpful

Many animal shelters are spaying and neutering at 6-8 weeks of age. There has been a lot of research done on this and it has become fairly routine to spay and neuter before the pet leaves the shelter. Check with your vet, I have one cat that was spayed before she left the shelter at about 8 weeks old. She's 14 years old now.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
Categories
Pets CatsNovember 6, 2006
Guides
One Month Old Kittens
Feeding a One Month Old Kitten
Flea Bath
Giving a Kitten a Flea Bath
Black and White Kitten
Adopting a Kitten
kitten drinking out of a bottle
Weaning a Bottle Fed Kitten
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 23, 2016 at 4:40:08 PM on 10.0.0.42 in 972 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!