Kitten Care – Spay or Neuter

We recommend spaying (ovariohysterectomy of females) or neutering (castration of males) of your kitten at five to six months of age. Most research supports more benefit then risk to these routine procedures. In females, spaying before the first heat dramatically reduces the incidence of breast cancer, and eliminates the incidence of pyometria, uterine and ovarian cancers. In males, it dramatically reduces the risk of prostate cancer, roaming and spraying, and eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. These procedures are routine and, in the vast majority of cases, result in no complications. A recent ten-year retrospective study, failed to show a causative relationship between early neutering and obesity in either male or female cats.

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