What age is SAFE to spay a cat?

Our cat is really really young, we need the vet to confirm but we don’t think she’s very old. Most of what I’m reading says to do incredibly young, but I thought you weren’t supposed to spay animals young? With my dog, I allowed her to have 2 heats so she could hit maturity before spaying her at 18 months We... show more Our cat is really really young, we need the vet to confirm but we don’t think she’s very old.

Most of what I’m reading says to do incredibly young, but I thought you weren’t supposed to spay animals young?

With my dog, I allowed her to have 2 heats so she could hit maturity before spaying her at 18 months

We think maybe this cat is 7 weeks old max. She was pushed on us, we think she’s better off here than anywhere else this young. The woman really wanted her gone.

I’m trying to create a timeline of what each of my vet visits entail.

What is the correct age? NOT the SPCA age.
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