Research indicates a decrease in cancer, behavioral issues, overpopulation, and infections when cats are spayed by 5 months.
Goodheart supports recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Our support for this initiative doesn’t mean cat spays/neuters done after 5 months are a problem. Having the surgery before 5 months is the best way to keep our feline friends healthy.
What is Feline Fix by Five?
Veterinarians have always recommended spaying or neutering cats by 6 months. Yet, cats can be sexually mature by 5 months. Goodheart has joined the national movement to spay or neuter cats one month earlier.
There are many medical, behavioral, and community benefits including the decrease of:
Male cats might even “spray” home surfaces urine once they mature.
A benefit for female cats is the prevention of pyometra, a life threatening infection in the uterus. This is preventable by spaying at an appropriate age (< 5 months).
To learn more, please visit www.felinefixbyfive.org.
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