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What age do you get a cat spayed

A spay or neuter surgery is usually performed at 6 months of age or older. Some veterinarians will perform the surgery as early as 4 months old and as late as 9 or 10 months of age.

Can I keep my cat after a spay/neuter?

Yes, but it is best that you wait at least a year before you get your cat spayed or neutered again. A spayed or neutered cat is less likely to be thrown up and less likely to develop uterine cancer.

How much does a spay/neuter cost?

The cost of a spay or neuter varies by area, but it generally costs around $100.

How can I find a low-cost spay/neuter clinic?

Check to see if your local government-funded spay/neuter clinic has low-cost spay/neuter options. If not, call your local veterinary hospital to see if they offer this service, or check with local animal welfare organizations.

What are the benefits of spay/neuter?

Spaying and neutering your cat reduces the number of unwanted litters and the number of unwanted cats that are born and abandoned. Spaying and neutering your cat also prevents female cats from developing uterine cancer and also reduces the risk of some types of cancer in males and females. Spaying a female cat can prevent her from having heat cycles when she reaches sexual maturity and can significantly reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.

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