Asked in Cats (Felines)Cat HealthCat Behavior
How early can you spay a kitten?
March 15, 2008 4:34PM
Kittens can be spayed as early as 6 weeks; however, ideally they should be spayed between 8 weeks to 6 months. That is called "Juvenile" or "Early" spay. The younger the kitten, the more quickly they recover and less pain they experience. The risk involved with anesthesia are only slightly higher if they are under 8 weeks. Not all veterinarians are trained to perform surgery on young cats. It is special training, so if your veterinarian is not trained to perform juvenile spays, then as close to 6 months as your veterinarian advises. Definitely try to have her spayed before her first heat cycle to benefit her the most.