Posted 2nd Aug 2013
In accordance with the recommendations of veterinary and welfare groups we are now advising earlier neutering for male and female cats. Research by various organisations has shown no evidence to show that neutering earlier than 6 months of age has any negative developmental or behavioural consequences. Early neutering is already common practice in rescue centres, and for feral cats where there may be only one chance to catch them.
We are now advising neutering from 4 months of age for male and female cats. Neutering pet cats has a number of health, behavioural and welfare benefits. More information on the benefits of neutering pet cats can be found here, and The Cat Group policy and research on early neutering can be found here.