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Can you neuter a kitten at 5 months?

Can you neuter a kitten at 5 months?

While age of first oestrus varies by region and day length, the best policy to prevent millions of unplanned kittens is to neuter by 5 months of age, which is a mere 4 weeks prior to the traditional age recommended, and easily fits at the end of kitten vaccination protocols.

Can a 6 month old cat be neutered?

Neutering at 6 months seems to be about average in Europe, where “pediatric neutering” hasn’t become widespread. Perhaps you can talk your vet into doing it at that age by telling him you’re concerned about the possibility of spraying. Lilies are extremely dangerous for cats.

When do you know it’s time to neuter your kitten?

Male cats may also begin spraying behavior at this stage, which is another good reason to have him neutered, as it will greatly reduce or eliminate this undesirable behavior. Kittens love to play. While your cat’s senses were fully developed by 5 weeks, it takes longer for him to coordinate those clumsy paws.

Where can I get a kitten neutered in the UK?

We’re working with a number of other charities under the Umbrella of the Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) to reduce the number of unwanted cats being born in the UK. You can find out more about what CPCG are doing, and access a database of vets who will neuter cats under four months old, on the Kitten Neutering Database website.

What should I do with my newly neutered cat?

Letting the newly neutered/spayed cats move too much can slow down the cut’s healing process. To be on the safe side, it’s important to keep your cat inside a small room, in a crate or inside a carrier. Don’t rush his recovery. It is much better to let your cat rest throughout the week.

How old does a kitten have to be to get neutered?

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. Two pounds is the weight that is required for your kitten to get desexing surgery.

When is the best time to spay or neuter Your Cat?

When to Spay or Neuter Your Cat. There are three general options: Early or pediatric spay/neuter is done at six to eight weeks of age. Standard spay and neuter at five to six months. Finally, waiting until after the first heat, somewhere between eight to twelve months of age, he says.

When is the best time to get a kitten fixed?

Wait until your kitten is several months old. There is some debate about when cats should be fixed. Some experts suggest getting a kitten spayed or neutered when the cat is as young as two months old.

What to do if your cat has a cut from neutering?

If he won’t leave it alone, put him in an Elizabethan collar to prevent him from aggravating the cut. Check the incision every day to make sure it’s healing okay. If it looks red or swollen, he should see his vet to make sure he doesn’t have an infection. Prevention of more kittens isn’t the only benefit of having your pal neutered.