A kitten can be spayed or neutered at any time of the year, but it is best to do so between 12 and 16 weeks of age. This will decrease her risk for mammary gland tumors later in life as well as protect her from testicular cancer. Neutering a female cat after she has reached four months old increases her risk for ovarian cancer by 80 percent! Kittens that are spayed/neutered before they reach sexual maturity will not have enough testosterone to become sexually active (unless their owners allow them to).
Why should my veterinarian perform surgery on an animal?
There are many reasons why animals might need surgery; however, there are other methods available if these surgeries prove unsuccessful. Your veterinarian provides you with all the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding your pet’s welfare both now and in the future.