Q:

How old does a kitten have to be to get neutered?

A:

Quick Answer

Kittens are able to be neutered as early as 6 weeks of age, according to Cat Channel. Known as early-age or pediatric neutering, the procedure is possible on kittens who weigh at least two pounds.

Know More

Full Answer

Both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners endorse pediatric neutering, reports Becky Robinson of Alley Cat Allies for Cat Channel. It is a measure used to prevent unwanted litters, particularly when female litter mates are present, as kittens are able to conceive as early as four months of age. No adverse effects or long-term side effects related to early-age neutering have been reported, Robinson says.

Learn more about Cats
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    At what age can a kitten go outside?

    A:

    A kitten should not be allowed to go outside until a week after it receives its first round of vaccinations, which are given when the kitten is approximately 13 to 14 weeks of age. A kitten should not be left alone outside until it has been neutered.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much should a 4-month old kitten weigh?

    A:

    At 4 months of age, a kitten should weigh approximately 5 to 7 pounds. If a kitten weighs too much above the average, pet owners should try to limit its food. Conversely, if a kitten weighs too little, consider feeding it food with a higher fat content or taking it to a veterinarian.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why does my kitten meow all the time?

    A:

    Kittens meow in order to solicit attention, express hunger or demand care. Cats' meows are used for communicating with humans. The only time a cat meows to another cat is when a kitten meows to its mother.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How old must a cat be to be neutered?

    A:

    Cats should be at least 8 weeks old before they are neutered. However, kittens 8 weeks old or older that remain under 2 pounds should be allowed to first reach a proper weight to lower the risk of possible medical complications from the procedure.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore