What Age to Neuter a Cat

1st October 2016

If you’ve recently added a kitten to a family, you may be wondering when to get it neutered.

Equally, if you’ve just got a new cat – particularly in the case of some rescues – you may also be looking into neutering.

In this article we’ll answer questions around age and neutering.

At what age can kittens be neutered?

Cats historically were neutered at roughly 5 or 6 months of age, (around the time they reached sexual maturity), although earlier neutering from the age of 4 months is now recommended by many vets.

There are multiple health benefits to having your cat neutered – your vet will likely bring this up in your initial appointment with your kitten.

Unless you are intending to breed your cat, we highly recommend having him or her neutered/spayed.

Neutering older cats

In some situations, you may find yourself owning an older cat that hasn’t been neutered or spayed. If you do want to have an older cat neutered, this shouldn’t be a problem. Cats can be neutered at a later age if they missed out on the procedure during adolescence.

Again, speak to your vet and they should be able to help.

Want to know more?

We hope this answered your question about the right age to neuter a cat. However, if you have another question about neutering, cat health, or any other questions about felines then we’d like to help.

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