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Cat Spay/Neuter FAQ

What Is Spaying?

Having your cat “spayed” (also known as “neutered” or “fixed”) is a surgical procedure to remove your pet’s reproductive organs. In the case of spaying your female cat, the ovaries and uterus are removed. For your male cat, the testicles are removed.

When Should My Cat Be Spayed/Neutered?

Cat owners typically have their kitten spayed around four months old, particularly before it has the first heat cycle.

For older cats, as long as your cat is healthy, it may be spayed at any age.

Why Spay/Neuter?

Sure it begins simple enoughÖ that first litter of kittens. But before you knew it and the excitement wore off, they were more than you can handle. The best way to take back control is cat spay/neuter.

Consider that there are 7,000 puppies and kittens are born every day. As a result millions of healthy pets are put to sleep because there are simply not enough homes for all the animals awaiting adoption from animal shelters.

As a responsible cat owner, please spay/neuter your cat to prevent unwanted animal pregnancy and litters.

What Are The Benefits Of Spaying My Cat?

After being spayed, pet owners usually notice that their cat is calmer and behaves better. The cat should no longer have the urge to mate. The benefit being it will be less likely to run away where it may normally get into fights with other animals.

How Much Does Spay/Neuter Surgery Cost?

Service fees vary for low-cost spay/neuter surgery in New Jersey. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Find a participating animal clinic near you.

Why Spay/Neuter My Purbred Cat?

Purbred cats are just as susceptible to their natural reproductive sex drive as common house cats. We strongly recommend that healthy and pedigreed cats are spayed/neutered to prevent unwanted litters. As a side benefit, you may discover that your spayed/neutered cat behaves better as a result.

What Can I Do?

Please protect the health of your pet by spay or neutering your kitten or adult cat.