SPAY AND NEUTER
The following are guidelines only. Please follow your veterinarians suggestions if they differ.
Altering of cats and dogs should be done between 2-6 months.
Male(neuter): Prolonged activity as a tom will increase the chance of testicle cancer and increase the chance of spraying.
Female(spay): Female cats that have had multiple litters can develop mammary gland cancer. Pregnancies can also involve dystopia (difficult births) and pyometra (infected uterus).
Female cats will produce 3-4 litters per year, with their first heat being at 6 months. Unlike dogs who go into heat twice a year, cats will continue to go into heat until they get pregnant. Gestation is 64-69 days. Each litter has an average of five kittens, although some litters have as many as nine kittens.
With 5-14 million cats and dogs killed each year in the USA, we need to stop the production.