The classic age to neuter a male cat is 6 months or older. It’s best that he be at least 8 months old before the procedure, since this will give him time to learn about being handled and sedated by people. The surgery itself takes less than one minute on average (although it can take up to an hour) and is very safe for most cats (about 1 in 10 die from anesthesia). If you’re not sure if your cat is ready, please visit our FAQs on neutering your pet.
Do all veterinarians perform spay/neuter surgeries?
Yes! All licensed veterinarians perform spay/neuter surgeries and use anesthesia-free techniques when they do so. Many of them also offer low cost or free services for pets with medical problems such as heart disease or diabetes; these services are designed specifically for animals who cannot afford veterinary care otherwise. Please see our list of veterinary practices below which provide affordable preventative health care options such as pet health exams, vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neutering
How much does it cost? Can I pay my vet out of pocket? Do I need insurance coverage? How do I know what costs will be incurred after surgery? Here’s some information: Neutered male dogs: $50-$60+ per animal Spayed female dogs: $70-$80+ per animal Litter boxes: $20-$30 each Cat litter bags: $15 each Microchip