If your cat is currently in season, it is best to get her spayed ASAP. This is the only safe way to discontinue her heat cycles. Female cats can come in and out of heat every 2-3 weeks.
The surgery can be performed anytime over the age of 8 weeks, but we generally recommend waiting until four to six months of age. Cats usually do not reach puberty before 6 months. It is not better for a cat to go through a heat cycle or have a litter before being spayed. A spay is an ovariohysterectomy -- the ovaries and uterus are removed. Male cats generally do not [...]