Time to Neuter Eager Kitten

Five months is a great age for this important veterinary procedure.

By J. Veronika Kiklevich, DVM | Posted: Tue Jan 4 00:00:00 PST 2005

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Q. We have a 5-month-old kitten named Rascal. What age is best to neuter him? He's a personable cat, but he's driving our 9-year-old female cat crazy. 

A. Now is a perfect time to neuter Rascal. Several studies support neutering at an early age, even as early as 6 weeks, with no particular associated problems.

He may still chase your female cat around for a while, but in the long run, he'll settle down and eventually give his friend some peace and quiet.

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janet    Bethlehem, PA

7/3/2012 4:08:19 AM

thanks for the info

janet    bethlehem, PA

2/10/2008 11:55:25 AM

our local shelter has a spay/neuter program and does kitties at 6 weeks. excellent idea.

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