Experience pet care made easy with an Optimum Wellness Plan®, now including access to Banfield’s Vet Chat™.
Optimum Wellness Plans® are yearly packages of discounted services that make proactive pet health care easy and affordable.
Young female cats can first come into heat as young as 5 months of age, but usually don't until between 6 and 9 months. Some may not cycle until one year of age.
To avoid pregnancy, cancer of the reproductive system, and the potential for infections of the uterus later in life, I recommend having your pet spayed by your local veterinarian before 6 months of age for both inside and outside cats. During a heat cycle, even apparently timid indoor cats may do their best to get outside to reach males. It only takes one outdoor escape for your pet to become pregnant, so keep a close eye on your pet between 5 months of age and when you have her spayed.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
Contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to schedule an appointment today.
When it comes to your pet's health, there's no such thing as a dumb question. Search questions real clients have submitted to our popular Ask a Vet Q&A series, and then submit a question of your own.
Fields marked "*" are required.