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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Neutering my kitten

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I re-homed a homeless kitten (little girl Bethany) 2 weeks ago, I'd say she is about 3 months, but now she's escaping all the time and not coming back for hours. My Mum told me cats normal age for being neutered is 6 months of age.

Do you think the vets will do it earlie, I really don't want her getting pregnant and I'm really scared of her wareabouts.
If the vets agree, do you think there is any risks for her?

Thanks in advance Bethas owner Mixi
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 12:08 PM
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I think (although i could be wrong) that you can spay at 12 weeks.

Marie? When did you get your girls fixed? Well before 6 months wasnt it?
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3 pounds or 3 months is the rule I was told... and mine were done right at 3 pounds...


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We've spayed kittens as early 6 weeks.
But I'm more for 14 weeks plus for spaying/neutering, after she's 4 months old you'll need to watch for her coming into heat. It really depends on the prefrence of the vet your using some won't spay a cat until they are 6 months (which by then could be pregnant) and some will do any age over 6 weeks or at a certain weight.

Spaying her won't stop her from wondering off when she's outside, she'll do that reguardless, it's what outside cats do.
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All outside kitties will wander, but a spayed kitty will tend to stay close to home, much more than one who's not.
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I want my kitten spayed earlier, even though she'll be indoor but my vet told me 6 months. I think that's to late, and even 4 months would be good. So I may find another vet just for the spay.
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Two pounds/two months is the general rule for rescues here. My girls were so teeny, but they were running around in rocketbutt mode by the same evening.

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This is Cali and Charlee three days after getting spayed at 10 weeks old. Kids!







I'm sure Bethany will be fine.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 12:37 AM
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Good post.

I am also wondering how soon I can spay my new kitten.

I want it done ASAP!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 10:07 AM
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Its 3 pounds 3 months general rule of thumb here also. Your kitty can get pregnant so find a vet who will do it asap.
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