When Is The Best Age To Neuter A Kitten?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that kittens be de-sexed between the ages of 4 and 8 weeks old to provide maximum health benefits. This is because:

Kittens are sexually mature before their eyes open, so early neutering limits the risk of contracting a life-threatening illness such as feline AIDS or leukemia from an infected female cat. A sexually active male cat can get testicular cancer which will not develop until later in life due to lack of testosterone production during his kittenhood;

A sexually active male cat can get testicular cancer which will not develop until later in life due to lack of testosterone production during his kittenhood; Early neutering also reduces the incidence and severity of mammary tumors and urinary tract infections by preventing pregnancy approximately 25 percent earlier than late neuters do;

Early neutering also prevents couple aggression which increases certain types of illnesses including Staphylococcus infection, upper respiratory disease, bronchitis, eye problems, skin abscesses/infections, ear mites ,and bone knotting ; all serious conditions with long term impacts on your pet’s quality of life.;