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Feature February 2017 Issue

Early Spay/Neuter for Kittens

Kittens can come into heat as young as six months old, which means there could be a lot of “teenage moms” contributing to the problem of overpopulation.

Early Spay/Neuter for Kittens

The ideal time is about four months old after vaccinations are complete, but it can be done sooner in situations where owner compliance is a potential concern.

Chances are you already know the benefits of preventing cats from reproducing: It greatly helps to curb overpopulation, it can improve feline health, and it can also reduce or prevent unwanted behaviors. But is it safe for a young kitten to be spayed or neutered?

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