How much does it cost to neuter or spay a cat?


The cost of neutering or spaying a cat is fairly inexpensive. It really depends on where you have it done. The cost will also depend if you just want to neuter your cat or to also have it spayed.

Spaying is more expensive and can go from $100 to $200 because it is more complicated to do this for female cats that for male cats.

In general, neutering can cost around $80 to $100, but animal welfare provide this service at lower costs (and if you get lucky, you can even find one that will provide it for free!).

These animal-welfare organizations offer the service for those who belong to low-income households and can't otherwise afford to have their cat neutered or spayed. There is also such a thing as Spay Day, where neutering and spaying are done without cost or at a very little fee.

The cost of spaying will include:

  • Surgeon's fees
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical instruments
  • Medications
  • Sutures

The cost of neutering a cat is lower since it is not major surgery, unlike spaying.

Benefits of Neutering and Spaying

The benefits of neutering are:

  • A decreased desire to go mark territory
  • Lesser fights and thus lesser chances of injury
  • It also helps your cat stay put, as there is less desire to roam around the neighborhood

Meanwhile, the benefits of spaying are:

  • Lower risk for pyometra
  • Lower risk for cancers of the uterus, ovary and breast
  • "Quieter" cats, since they do not make the noise they used to make when they are in heat
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