Research indicates a decrease in cancer, behavioral issues, overpopulation, and infections.
Firehouse is adopting new recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Our support for this new initiative doesn’t mean cat spays/neuters done after 5 months are a problem. Having the surgery before 5 months is the best way to keep our feline friends happy and healthy.
What is it?
Veterinarians have always recommended spaying or neutering cats by 6 months. Yet, cats are sexually mature by 5 months. Firehouse has joined the national movement to spay or neuter cats one month earlier.
There are many medical, behavioral, and community benefits including the decrease of: