In this article, we will explain to you “What age to spay a cat?” and how the estrus cycle of our feline friends works. All you have to do is read this article carefully from beginning to end.
What age to spay a cat?
The age to spay a cat is therefore around 6-7 months, as a fair compromise, in order to avoid having a surgical intervention on a cat that is still very small in size.
Both male and female cats can be neutered as soon as they reach mature age, around the age of 6 to 8 months. Stray cats are sometimes neutered early, at just 8 to 14 weeks, to prevent the problem of blast breeding among stray cats.
How many months to spay a male cat?
Generally, the castration of male cats is performed after both testicles have descended into the scrotum, so around six months of life. There are two types of surgery: vasectomy and orchiectomy, which is the actual castration.
What happens if a cat is not spayed?
Because unsterilized adult male cats fight each other for reproduction and seriously injure other males and thus become infected with FIV and FeLV. Because unsterilized adult male cats also attack female cats (even neutered ones) and similarly spread FIV and FELV.
What to do if the cat sprays?
Tips for correcting the cat that sprays.
Is there a new companion in the house: another cat, a child or a new partner? Cover your cat with attention and create a safe environment in the house. Sometimes neutering or spaying your cat can be a solution. Keep an eye on the cat flap too.
What is the right age to neuter a cat?
There are two moments that are particularly suitable for sterilizing a cat:
- In the prepubertal stage, when it weighs at least 2.5 kg.
- After the first heat, in the anestrus phase.
The vet will tell you the ideal time to sterilize the cat taking into account its characteristics.