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Spaying older cats?

post #1 of 7
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12 year old female, indoor cat, never spayed. Is it too late?
post #2 of 7
I am not sure I wouldnt think so but I would call the vet
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by sharky
I am not sure I wouldnt think so but I would call the vet
At 12 + years of age, when do the cycles of yowling stop? If its about that age no point in subjecting her to a surgical procedure, she is indoor cat and she has never been interested in running outside, just yowls a lot.
post #4 of 7
Cats are living longer and longer so she could continue to go into heat for years still. There is no problem spaying an older cat, but they will want to do bloodwork first to make sure her liver an kidneys can handle the anesthetic. Talk to your vet about it.
post #5 of 7
I spoke to someone today with a 23 to 24 y/o cat! So she could keep yowling for a long time!

Not to mention, if she did get pregnant, I think it would be very hard on her at her age. Has she ever had kittens?
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I spoke to someone today with a 23 to 24 y/o cat! So she could keep yowling for a long time!

Not to mention, if she did get pregnant, I think it would be very hard on her at her age. Has she ever had kittens?
Never had kittens. Will have to take her to the vet for a checkup.
post #7 of 7
As long as her health is good, and her pre-anesthesia blood work good, I sure would go ahead. I didn't spay one of my cats until she was 10, and I am convinced this is why she developed mammary cancer a few years later. I believe increased risk of mammary cancer as well the risk of developing pyometra, are two good reasons to do this if she can tolerate the surgery.
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