How Young Can You Spay A Kitten?

A kitten can be spayed as early as six to eight weeks of age and they will not experience the hormonal changes associated with puberty. There is a misconception that all spaying and neutering operations involve pain, but this is simply untrue. Painless techniques are now available to perform surgery on young animals and we use them whenever possible. Typically our younger patients do not have many problems after their surgery. In addition, it has been shown that these surgeries dramatically decrease the number of unwanted litters produced by cats in the future thereby reducing the number of kittens euthanized at shelters each year due to overpopulation issues.