Kittens are some of the cutest animals around. They're so cuddly and fun to play with! I would know, the clinic has fostered some great ones over the years and everyone loves an adorable kitten.
That being said, cats are prolific breeders that reproduce quickly and often from a very young age. It is very common for female cats to be pregnant by 8 months. One female cat can have around 1 to 12 kittens per litter. They can also get pregnant again as early as 2 weeks after they give birth while they still have kittens reliant on them.
That is why it is so important to spay and neuter cats starting at 6 months of age. We are more than happy to get you on the schedule as many months in advance as you need. If you get a cute 8 week old kitten, they will need to be neutered in 4 months following and we book up quickly! Give us a call at 307-436-8313 to plan out your vaccination and neutering schedule for your new friend.
We have had a rash of spaying older cats (1-3 years) lately and have run into some surgery complications that can end up costing you more money. One of those complications is called a mucometra. A mucometra is an infection of the uterus that can happen when a female cat is in heat for a prolonged period of time and does not become pregnant. The easiest way to prevent this and other issues down the road is to spay her at 6 months!
Let's prevent the cat population from exploding further together and spay and neuter our kittens at 6 months! We're more than happy to answer any questions and get you scheduled!
Until next time, stay happy and healthy!