Wow, I went outside for a little bit to ride one of our horses.....bunches
of new replies :-)

All our other cats were around 9 months old when spayed or neutered. I'm
from the Netherlands and there are not many vets that will do it earlier
then that. I've been reading and listening to the pros and cons to
early/late neutering and spaying, but there are just as many pros as cons in
either of them. I even lean towards early, because a kitten bounces back a
lot quicker then an older cat.
I've personally made up my mind that it is better to neuter young, but not
at like 3 weeks old or so. I don't think much can go wrong with a male. If a
vet messes that up, he needs to go back to school. With females I would wait
till older. It is a lot harder on them because they actually get opened up
and have all their female organs removed..
With my first question I was just wondering at what age most people have
their male kittens neutered. Didn't even think about the weight of the
kitten...makes a lot more sense!

Thanks for the all the replies!

2010/12/27 Susan Hoffman <susan_hoff...@yahoo.com>

> Unfortunately that has been the experience of too many people.  Even with a
> contract and a spay/neuter deposit it does not happen.  Or it doesn't happen
> until after that little surprise litter from a 7 month old cat.  Early age
> spay/neuter goes a long way towards reducing pet overpopulation.  The areas
> that do very young spay/neuter amd have active feral cat programs have fewer
> kittens in shelters and higher adult cat adoptions.  So if you're going to
> adopt them out, fix them first.
>
> --- On Mon, 12/27/10, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
>
> > From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Date: Monday, December 27, 2010, 1:14 PM
>  > I am a rescue group - but we don't
> > have any laws in CT to alter them before
> > adoptions.  Probably a great idea! I keep in personal
> > contact with adopters
> > and make absolutely sure that they spay/neuter at the
> > appropriate times.
> > But they found that even though people pay for the
> > spay/neuter at the time
> > of adoption, a huge percentage never come back to do
> > it...Whether they do it
> > on their own or not, isn't known.  More likely, they
> > don't, and that's why
> > such a problem continues.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
> > On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
> > Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 3:45 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males
> >
> > It's different if you are a rescue who places animals for
> > adoption.  In
> > California it is illegal for a 501(c)(3) non-profit to
> > adopt out an
> > unaltered animal.  Also, we have so many vets in
> > Northern California who are
> > very experienced at early age spay/neuter.  It's the
> > standard here and the
> > kittens always seem to bounce back so quickly from their
> > surgery.
> >
> > --- On Mon, 12/27/10, Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males
> > > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > > Date: Monday, December 27, 2010, 10:49 AM
> > > I personally do NOT neuter/spay until
> > > much later and have never had a
> > > sprayer.....my vet doesn't like doing it that early,
> > and
> > > believes that
> > > neutering males so early has some possible future
> > risks
> > > that are not yet
> > > known.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
> > > On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
> > > Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 12:53 PM
> > > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males
> > >
> > > We do ours at 6 months; our vet will not do them
> > before
> > > that, and from what
> > > I've read about the bad possible side effects of early
> > s/n
> > > in dogs I can't
> > > blame him.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > My vet prefers for them to weigh 3-4 pounds
> > before
> > > surgery (usually 16
> > > > weeks)
> > > >
> > > > > Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:33:58 -0500
> > > > > From: athenapities...@gmail.com
> > > > > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > > > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males
> > > > >
> > > > > Many of the vets I use with rescues want
> > the
> > > kitten to weigh 2 pounds,
> > > > age
> > > > > doesn't matter.
> > > > >
> > > > > --Katy
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Peggy
> > Verdonck
> > > <
> > > > > jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Just a quick question. At what age do
> > you
> > > guys have your male kittens
> > > > > > neutered. I have a 10 to 12 week old
> > kitten
> > > (not sure exactly, found
> > > > him at
> > > > > > a gas station).
> > > > > > We have to have him tested for Felv/Fiv
> > and
> > > I was thinking to have him
> > > > > > neutered at the same time because it
> > would
> > > save us a lot of money.
> > > > > > He is a strong and healthy guy and both
> > his
> > > testicals are showing
> > > > already.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks for any replies,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Peggy
> > > > > >
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