I've got a bit of a dillemma.
My kitten is about 4 months old and as of yet she's not desexed. The pet shop & vet have both recommended desexing her at 6 months. The problem is...6 months is a little after Christmas time, and we're going away for Christmas for at least a week. I'll have a friend coming in to feed and play with them & change the litter during that time. But what if she goes into heat while I'm gone??? Is it too early if I desex her in early December when she's 5 months old?
I plan on asking the vet (different from last time) when we go soon what they think, but I don't want to go off one opinion alone. Any advice?
ETA: What is the recovery like from being desexed? All the cats I've had in the past were desexed already, so this is my first time dealing with all of this!