Cats are routinely surgically neutered. While traditionally, this is done around the age of 6 months, neutering can also be done earlier e.g. between 2 and 4 months. In some countries, early neutering is widely used whereas in other countries this practice is not common.

FVE adopted a position paper on the early neutering of kittens. Specifically, the document below exposes an overview of the advantages and dis-advantages of early neutering.