How old does my female cat need before getting spayed?

Asked by Member 1120620 on Jul 14th 2012 in Grooming
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Shelters do spay/neuter at 12 weeks old and it is perfectly safe but my vet has always recommended 5 months or 5 pounds. I have 10 spayed females. My girl, Destiny is only 5 pounds full grown so they had me wait until she was 7 months old because she was so tiny. But everybody else was 5 months old when they were spayed. So in some cases it is better to wait and your vet is the best one to help you with that decision.

Allie answered on 7/14/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Mr Mufasa Meowgi

My vet said that my male kitten can be spayed at 6 months old, I don't know if it differs for female kittens but this seems to be the general rule. Hope it helps! x

Mr Mufasa Meowgi answered on 7/15/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer