New Advice on Spay/Neuter of Kittens: Earlier Is Better

Kim Campbell Thornton American Veterinarian, Volume 2, Issue 3 New recommendations support kitten spay/neuter by 5 months of age. Here’s why. Conventional wisdom previously recommended that kittens be spayed or neutered no earlier than 6 months of age, but feline medicine specialists now say that an earlier age for the surgery benefits cats, owners, and [...]

6 Months or 6 Years: When and If to Spay or Neuter Kitten

by DREW MCWATTERS, DVM Veterinarians have traditionally recommended universal spaying and neutering of dogs and have advised doing it at no later than six months of age. This recommendation came from a desire to decrease the stray pet population and decrease the incidence of reproductive disease while at the same time decreasing anesthetic risks associated [...]

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