American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Feline Sterilization for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery

Recommendations for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery

The AAFP is pleased to endorse the recommendation by the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization for the age of spay and neuter surgery. The recommendation parallels the AAFP’s position Statement on Early Spay and Castration. It is the responsibility of the veterinarian to both educate clients regarding the importance of early neutering/spaying, and decide when it is the best time to recommend sterilization for each individual cat.

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