Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Talk to your vet. Males typical start to spray once they hit "puberty" around six months. I hear that if you get the neutered before they start, chances are it'll never happen (with exceptions of course) but that if you have the surgery done after they start there's a chance that they won't completely stop.
Its usually not a problem in females (again, with exceptions) but they go through heat cycles that can get downright ugly!
Some vets practice early spay/neuter surgeries when the kittens are very very young... where I work we're willing to do it on anything over 2lbs, but like to wait until 5-6 months. It really won't hurt if you get it done sooner rather than later... see if 4-5 months is ok with your vet.
Also, make sure you go somewhere you trust. Don't always judge by price... just because its expensive doesn't really mean its the best, and just because its the cheapest doesn't mean its the worst (although it usually is a pretty good guide)... but you should really put the cat's health and welfare at first priority. There are a lot of low cost clinics around, just make sure they're legit and clean. If your'e willing to spend the money, make sure its worth it!
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."