Can a cat be spayed at 2 years old?
Myth: My dog or cat is too old to be spayed or neutered. Truth: In most cases, spaying and neutering is safe and healthy for pets of all ages.
Do cats in heat stop eating?
1 You may notice your cat loses her appetite during this period, as well, or she may lick her genitals often and mark her territory by spraying. She may also attempt to run out the door, escaping to find a mate. This is all normal behavior during heat.
How old do cats have to be to get fixed?
Male cats are fixed when they are around 2 to 2 ½ pounds. This is usually when they are around 8 weeks old. Females are fixed at 2 ½ to 3 pounds. Generally when they are between 8 – 12 weeks.
How old does a cat have to be to be spayed?
According to the ASPCA, cats can be spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks old. They recommend scheduling the procedure before your cat is five months old to avoid urine spraying behavior and eliminate the chance of pregnancy.
Can a female cat still spray after being fixed?
Then you should know that female cat spraying is quite a common issue. There’s still a good chance that even after they’ve been “fixed” they’ll still be able to spray. Remember, if your cat can pee, then they can still spray. But how is this possible?
How old do you have to be to have a kitten?
On many cat sites I visit there are posts from people who decide to adopt a kitten when they already have a grown cat (10 years old in some cases). It seems that many times this causes a huge amount of stress and hostility in the current resident adult cat.
What should I do if my cat is over 5 years old?
Some veterinarians also check your cat’s clotting ability pre-operatively with a blood test. If your adult cat is on the older side (for most veterinarians, over the age of 5), a thyroid gland check may be recommended or required as well. For the female cat, most veterinarians will place an IV catheter into the front paw the morning of surgery.
When to adopt a kitten when you already have an adult cat?
On many cat sites I visit there are posts from people who decide to adopt a kitten when they already have a grown cat (10 years old in some cases). It seems that many times this causes a huge amount of stress and hostility in the current resident adult cat. It can even permanently change the adult cat’s personality (cause them to hide more).
How to train your older cat to accept a kitten?
Make sure you are ready for the kitten. If you are stressed out and unprepared, your older cat will be able to tell and be negatively affected by it. Designate a small room, such as a bathroom, for your new kitten to retreat to and spend the first week or so in.
When to think about getting a second cat?
Therefore, it would probably be sensible to think about a kitten or a young adult for the new addition to your family.