Feline Fix by Five is working to raise awareness among veterinarians and pet parents alike on the benefits of early-age sterilization, and advocate for kittens to be spayed or neutered before they are five months old.

Many pet owners don’t know the appropriate age to spay/neuter their cat, while many think 6 months or later is okay. However, kittens can go into heat when they are just four months old. That means the best time to spay/neuter is before five months of age. For these reasons, and many more, February is Feline Fix by Five Awareness Month!