Kittens can be spayed or neutered at any age, but females should be spayed when they are between four and six months old. Neutering a male kitten before he is 12 weeks of age is not recommended because letting him run around in the heat of summer may result in complications for his health later on in life.
How do you know if your cat needs a checkup?
When a female kitten’s uterus begins to develop she will begin depositing an oily substance called “kitty litter” around her vagina. If this happens your veterinarian may recommend having her examined by a specialist who deals with such problems. A visit every 3-4 months during this time period might also help ensure that there aren’t any complications such as cysts developing inside the womb (endometritis), infection, or tumors developing that could cause pain and distress for your pet. Examinations of older pets can detect signs of arthritis and kidney disease earlier than would otherwise occur unless regular exams take place on schedule each year. An annual exam is recommended even though many cats appear healthy and don’t need veterinary care until serious problems arise; some diseases affect small numbers of animals while others strike large populations unnoticed until it’s too late to prevent them from causing illness or death.
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