What Is a Good Age to Neuter a Cat?

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A good age to neuter a cat is generally 6 to 7 months of age, right before sexual maturity, but some animal shelters will neuter and spay felines as early as 2 months of age. Find out when to neuter a cat with advice from a cat behavioral therapist in this free video on pet care.

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Video Transcript

Hello, my name is Carole Wilbourn. I'm The Cat Therapist here in New York City. In this clip, we're going to talk about what is a good age to neuter a cat. There are two schools of thought on when to neuter or spay a cat. A shelter generally will neuter and spay a cat as early as two or three months. This is to prevent a cat from breeding and producing more and more kittens that, often, become homeless. But generally, most people will have their male cat neutered and female cat spayed right before sexual maturity, which can take place at six or seven months. Sometimes it's a little sooner. And it is definitely best to have your male cat neutered and your female cat spayed because we don't need any more added kittens to the homeless population. So do your part: Have your cat spayed or neutered. Once again, this is Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist, in New York City.


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