A decision you need to make
Neutering is one of the most responsible decisions any pet owner can make, and is usually done at around the age of 6 months in the UK. Neutering not only protects against unwanted pregnancies (and with so many pets in rescue, that’s essential) but it also offers protection against various health and behavioural problems such as wounds from cat bites and marking. Some owners are concerned about a change in personality, or that the kitten might become fat and boring – neither of these is inevitable, or even likely – just follow your vet’s advice and make sure your kitten stays active while you watch her diet. Your vet will advise you, and will also discuss how the hormonal changes brought on by neutering can affect your kitten’s behaviour and weight.