At what age can a kitten be spayed?

At what age can a kitten be spayed?

eight weeks old
For cats: It is generally considered safe for kittens as young as eight weeks old to be spayed or neutered. In animal shelters, surgery is often performed at this time so that kittens can be sterilized prior to adoption.

How old does a cat have to be to be spayed?

Most cats can be spayed and neutered before they are of reproductive age – as early as 6 weeks of age or 2 pounds in weight is not unreasonable. If more and more kittens are born each year, more and more stray cats will appear, and the feline overpopulation problem will increase.

How long does it take for a spayed kitten to come home?

In some cases, the clinic or hospital will keep your kitty overnight to watch for unexpected bleeding or other problems. In other cases, Kitty may be home within hours. Kittens may feel a little groggy and disoriented after spaying, but they usually shake off anesthesia faster than adult cats — sometimes within an hour.

Is it dangerous for a kitten to have a spay?

Safety. The ASPCA says the spay surgery is no more painful or dangerous for kittens than adult cats. If a cat is elderly, veterinarian consultations beforehand are recommended for safety purposes. If your cute kitty is on the older side — say more than 5 years — check with your vet before scheduling anything.

What happens to a female cat when she is spayed?

It spares you and Kitty the behaviors of a female cat in season, including excessive vocalization, urine spraying and restlessness. Most importantly, it prevents pregnancy.

How old do you have to be to get a kitten spayed?

Weigh your kitten. If you want to get your kitten spayed or neutered when it is two months old, then look for signs that it is that age. In general, a kitten that is two months old should weigh approximately two pounds, as long as it has had proper nutrition and care.

What happens if you spay a kitten too young?

If you get your kitten spayed or neutered when it is too young, it can negatively affect the cat. However, if you spay or neuter your kitten too late, you can miss out on some of the benefits that spaying and neutering can provide.

How long can a kitten go on sedation after spay?

I think cats react differently to sedation and anaesthetic. My sister says that her cat goes completely mental like yours. If you are fearful for the cat’s wellbeing, it might be as well to shut her in a room with lots of soft things and nothing that she can break! It can go on for 2-3 days afterwards, I’m afraid.

How can I tell when my kitten is ready to be spayed?

Consult with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will have the best idea about when your kitten is ready to be spayed or neutered. Have a discussion with the vet about when the surgery should occur and why the vet believes your kitten is ready. Feel free to ask the veterinarian any questions that you have about the surgery.