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3 year old cat, want to get her fixed

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Im just wondering would it be bad to get my 3 year old Maine coon cat FIXED at this age? Is it too late? Since i know most of the people do it when theyre little kittens, what kind of an affect will it have on her?
post #2 of 12
It won't matter one bit. All it does is help prevent overpopulation even worse than it is & get your kitty into better health! Reduces risks of various reporductive cancers, getting pregnant, & other fatal/potentially fatal problems!
post #3 of 12
It is absolutely okay and a wonderful gift to give to her. She will live longer and be healthier. Its so great you'll do this for her I don't think a cat is ever too old. Sometimes they cannot have the surgery if they are ill, but that is the only circumstance I can think of.
post #4 of 12
It will be fine. Reputable breeders routinely retire their breeding cats between 3 and 5 years of age. Retiring them means a spay. It actually will probably be much easier to keep her from jumping around and running up and down stairs than with a kitten.
post #5 of 12
Better to do her now instead of continuing her coming in and out of heat. The longer she does this without breeding, the higher the risk of cancer. Make that appointment now.

IMO its almost NEVER too late to spay. She will be a much happier and healthier cat, and probably more loving after she heals
post #6 of 12
It definitely isn't too late. One of my cats was spayed at age 6, and she handled it just fine. Your kitty will be much healthier and happier when she isn't going in and out of heat all the time.
post #7 of 12
I agree with everything said above. Its never to late, and its helps to stop overpopulation. I know a lot of people say it changes a cats behavior, but I've never had a problem with them changing at all.

Manda
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
awesome thx for the replies!
post #9 of 12
Thank you for wanting to get her spayed, you truly could save her life. I had a mum cat and kittens here, mum was obviously spayed after them, and she was 5. I had a bed that was 6ft tall at the time, so took it out so she couldnt do anything, and she got the collar off and scaled the wardrobe instead, this was the same day as being spayed, so it doesn't always affect them that much!!
post #10 of 12
Ditto to all the above replies! :-)
Linda
post #11 of 12
Spaying and neutering does change the personality - to a MUCH happier and loving cat because they are not thinking so much of the opposite sex and where to find them
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Spaying and neutering does change the personality - to a MUCH happier and loving cat because they are not thinking so much of the opposite sex and where to find them
Amen to that!!!

My Sophie was just neutered Friday and although I know those hormones aren't completely out of his system yet, there is a big change in his personality, as far as not getting all agressive because he wants to mate!

Thank you for deciding to spay her, she will be much happier and healthier!!
(as pretty much everyone here already said!!)

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