We recommend that unless you wish to breed from your cat, you should have her spayed (neutered) from around 5-6 months of age
No unwanted pregnancies - raising and caring for kittens takes up time and money
Reduced risk of disease transmission - for example Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline AIDS
Reduced 'vocalisation' - she will come into season every few weeks and will be very noisy when she does!
A spay procedure is very straightforward:
Your cat will have a health check beforehand, so we can listen to her heart and check her overall health
The spay procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic, and she will normally go home the same day
You will be given detailed care instructions as part of her pre-op consultation
If you are considering spaying, and would like to discuss any aspects of the procedure prior to bringing your cat in, please contact us
If you are considering breeding from your cat for the first time, we recommend that you make an appointment with one of our vets, who can give you advice, and also ensure that your cat is healthy enough and correctly vaccinated, to make the pregnancy as successful as possible.