The Feline Fix by Five Campaign advocates that the age for spay/neuter be reduced from the commonly-accepted 6 months to five months. This change would help decrease the risk of cancer and overpopulation by ensuring that the kittens will not have accidental first litters.

“Cat owners have historically been puzzled about when cats should be spayed/neutered. Veterinary organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians are trying to clear up the confusion. Cats can get pregnant at five months of age, so these veterinary associations support spay/neuter of cats prior to five months.”

– Phil Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS, Feline Fix by Five Veterinary Consultant, Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine

The Feline Fix by Five Campaign advocates that the age for spay/neuter be reduced from the commonly-accepted 6 months to five months. This change would help decrease the risk of cancer and overpopulation by ensuring that the kittens will not have accidental first litters.

“Cat owners have historically been puzzled about when cats should be spayed/neutered. Veterinary organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians are trying to clear up the confusion. Cats can get pregnant at five months of age, so these veterinary associations support spay/neuter of cats prior to five months.”

– Phil Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS, Feline Fix by Five Veterinary Consultant, Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine