I know how you all feel about the importance of spaying and neutering. Until I came here and got an education and experienced problems first hand with Gidget I didn't realize a lot of things, so please don't judge me. Gidget's spay was an emergency or she could have died. The thing is we got Garfield and Rusty neutered when they were young because we thought it would be less invasive on them then the girls and didn't get the girls spayed, again I didn't realize the other problems that could occur, I just thought about them having babies and increasing an overcrowded population. Gidget got pregnant the night before Garfield got neutered, that is another story, but I don't regret it, we got Fluffy and Rusty out of it and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Now everyone is spayed/neutered except Fluffy. She is now 5 years old, she has obviously never had a litter since the boys were fixed and she seldom has heat cycles. I know it is in her best interest to get her spayed and it is something that will probably be done in the next few months, but since they recommend having this done at 6 - 8 weeks and she is now 5 years old what might I expect. I am worried. Will it change her personality since she is older? She is just a little tiny thing, is it safe for her to go through the surgery. Well, I guess a vet wouldn't do it if there might be a problem. Gidgets personality has changed a bit, but I don't know if it is due to all she went through or the actual spay, plus she seems to want to eat more. Your input would be appreciated.