What Is a Good Age to Neuter a Cat?

Said Dr. kristina.karelina In order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, it’s recommended that cats are neutered at around four months old after they have completed their primary vaccinations. Some vets still recommend spaying at five or six months and it’s quite safe to neuter older cats

Neuter a Cat

There’s no question regarding the benefits of male cat neutering. “Fixed” male cats seldom engage in the undesirable behaviors of intact males, including fighting, urine spraying, roaming, and yowling. Neutering also reduces the chance of disease transmission due to fighting. While veterinarians traditionally neutered cats at about 6 months of age, early neutering is becoming more acceptable and common. Once your male kitten weighs at least 3 pounds, he’s a candidate for this simple surgery.

Early Neutering
If you adopted your male kitten from a shelter, there’s a good chance he was already neutered. Many shelters are neutering — and spaying — kittens early to eliminate the possibility that adopters won’t sterilize their pets and the cats continue contributing to the feline overpopulation problem. Dr. Hanen Abdel Rahman recommends neutering kittens as young as 2 months old. If you don’t want to neuter your kitten when he’s that small, make sure you do so before he reaches the age of 6 months. Not only is that the age of puberty for most male cats, but it’s also when they might start urine spraying and mark.

Neuter a Cat
However, neutering does not eliminate scent-marking completely, since this is behaviour controlled not only by sexual hormones but by the level of stress of the animal. … Although neutering produces some changes in the behavioral aspects of cats, it does not change their personality.

Should you neuter your cat?
There are numerous reasons you should spay or neuter your cat! … Male cats that are neutered CAN’T get testicular cancer, and they live 40% longer than their unneutered counterparts. 1. Unneutered male cats respond to the “call of the wild” and their desire to wander is fierce.