Savannah Cat Chat - THE Place for Savannah Cat Talk

Welcome to the Savannah Cat Chat Forum! Our forum has been in existence since 2012 and is the only one of its kind. We were here, serving the savannah cat community before Facebook and Instagram! Register for a free account today to become a member! Please use an email program other than Hotmail, since Hotmail accounts are blacklisted by many servers and ISP's. Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site in some of the forums by adding your own topics and posts. But in order to take advantage of the full features, such as a private inbox as well as connect with other members ad access some of the larger topics, a donation of $2.99/mo or $25/yr is requested. This will allow us to continue running this forum!

Early Spay/Neuter

At how many months did you spay/neuter your savannah(s)


  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .

admin

Paige
Staff member
#1
Just wondering what everyone thinks about early spay/neuter...I would like to try and dispel any myths and just discuss it...also there is a poll to answer to add to the fun!
 

Kristin

Animal Communicator
#2
Zeddie was spayed before I got her. One of the vets where I work seemed to think that it is horrible to spay that young, but I was happy it was done before I got her...I really didn't want to go through the whole process and then have to keep her quiet
 
M

macmanmatty

Guest
#3
I voted 9 months and later because I am a breeder and all of my cats eventually get spayed or neutered at some point.
 

Glamouresque

Savannah Super Cat
#5
Usually the kittens for pet homes are spayed/neurteured around 12 weeks.
I think it's important before they go to their new home, to make sure it's done before the maturity.
It's a respect to other breeders to do it also.

Makes me tink of some crazy request for non-strerelized kittens, or they prefer to do it at their own vet later, or "i give you cash money right now and you give me a 5 week kitten" :eek:
 
#8
I had a vet in Central CA that wouldn't do it before 5 months, so all my boys got neutered at 5 months.
It really doesn't hurt to let them mature a bit first- I actually prefer to spay/neuter right around 6 months (for my own cats- SugarCookie, for example, is going in to be spayed at 9 months). BUT I don't think the pediatric spay/neuters are harmful. My real fear is bringing home bugs from the vet office. Young kittens are more susceptible to the ickies- URIs, ringworm, etc.

BUT on the flip side- I've found even my favorite, best-est, homes can tend to put off the spay/neuters even though they are under contract to do it by 6 months. So having it done before going home is just one less stress on the new owner.