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#1 kadoodle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:16 PM

Do they still remove them? I just took a foster cat to the vet for neutering, and it looks like they’ve just cut the vans differens, rather than actually removed his balls. My other cats are jealous.

#2 zenkitty

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:20 PM

Are you sure they didn’t give him a bonus set of prosthetic testes? https://www.neuticles.com/

#3 kadoodle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:22 PM

I didn’t pay for prosthetics; maybe he offered them some catnip in exchange?

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:24 PM

I have the same question!

We have a neutered 8 x month old cat here who looks nothing like the 6 x year old male dog.

I've not wanted to air my ignorance by asking anybody about the difference in 'bits'.

#5 mayahlb

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

Our cat had his done last year and I’ll admit I was a bit confused to see they hadn’t been removed, just tied or something. Maybe it’s the more common was now?

#6 Oriental lily

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:35 PM

I think the sac gets left behind and they shrivel up and disappear . I know my lab who was desexed  at 18 months had a empty sac that eventually vanished .

Maybe kitties look ‘fuller’ because they are floofy ?

#7 Paddlepop

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:48 PM

I thought that the testicles are removed not only to neuter them but to also reduce aggressive behaviour etc from testosterone. If they've essentially only done a vasectomy then won't you have a cranky aggressive dominant boy cat who wants to pee on everything instead of a more chilled cat without testosterone surging through his body?

#8 Jenflea

Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:58 PM

I've only ever had female(desexed) cats but I am on the lookout for a new cat(18yr old cat had to be PTS on the weekend) and I was wondering about male cats.

I've heard they spray everywhere, even if neutered, but a few people have said it's not true.
And if they're leaving their balls then I'd worry they'd spray as PPop said.

#9 Ellie bean

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

Sorry off topic but I’m really sorry to hear about your cat jenflea :(

#10 lozoodle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:08 PM

Did they maybe just leave the sack there that will sort of shrivel up? I remember my dog had an empty sack and we called it his coin purse for a while, but it disappeared after a while ha ha

#11 laridae

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:10 PM

Maybe they are just looking a bit swollen and will settle down in a few days.

#12 JustCurious100

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

View Postlozoodle, on 18 July 2019 - 09:08 PM, said:

Did they maybe just leave the sack there that will sort of shrivel up? I remember my dog had an empty sack and we called it his coin purse for a while, but it disappeared after a while ha ha

My bold because it made me laugh

#13 kadoodle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:15 PM

Maybyit is just an empty sac? I’ve only fostered girls for ages. My ex Tom is about three, and everything was chopped off.

#14 Jo.F

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:19 PM

I think it depends on how old they are when it's done? I've had 4 male cats. Most of them were desexed as kittens but one of them wasn't desexed until he was about 8 months old (was a stray) and he still has 2 little furry blobs there which the others don't have. I could be wrong though.

And none of them spray. Never have, and they're all inside cats so I'd notice lol.

#15 mayahlb

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:20 PM

Jenflea my Tom has never sprayed or anything. And he’s not aggressive at all.

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

My cat before the little girl we have now was a male we got as a 12 week kitten from the rspca . He was desexed on the day we picked him up and the way they did it  didint  even leave an incision !Not sure how the operation was done but he certainly didint ever develop balls so all he equipment was removed .

It’s not recommended for dogs or cats to be sterilised like us humans . One of the perks of desexing is that it removes the chance of testicle cancer . Plus girls can get horrible infections in their uteruses not to mention phantom pregnancies and the like . Plus a territorial Tom can be a smelly creature .

Both male and female cats will spray if they feel vulnerable in their environment . My desexed boy never sprayed yet my female girl has sprayed because she has a tormentor cat that stares her down in the windows of the house .

Edited by Oriental lily, 18 July 2019 - 09:30 PM.

#17 kadoodle

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

View Postmayahlb, on 18 July 2019 - 09:20 PM, said:

Jenflea my Tom has never sprayed or anything. And he’s not aggressive at all.

I have a desexed Tom and a desexed molly who spray. The molly is by far the worst.

#18 No girls here

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:48 PM

I'm glad you asked this as I had been wondering the same thing.  I've had heaps of male cats over the years and it was only done this way with my last one (1 year old).

#19 BornToLove

Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:22 PM

Two male cats here. Both were neutered at around 4-5 months old, both still have their testicules but they did reduce in size post-op.

No spraying with either of our boys.

#20 nom_de_plume

Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:27 PM

I had a lovely desexed male cat. He never sprayed.

Now we have a female and she doesn’t spray either.

#21 mayahlb

Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:28 PM

My best friend who lived across the road had a female desexed cat. She used spray all the damned time. And attack people. They ended up putting a sign on their door warning that they had an attack cat. She was also obsessed with twisties. After having my legs clawed multiple times I can’t even look at them anymore. I could come anywhere near our houses with them or she’d hunt you down and attack until she got the packet.

My current female cat is just an aloof, queen of the castle type.

#22 smilinggirl

Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:52 AM

View PostOriental lily, on 18 July 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

I think the sac gets left behind and they shrivel up and disappear .

I think it is this. We have a 6 month old kitten drom Animal Aid who still has fluffy bits. Not quite game to have a close look at what is actually down there!

#23 hills mum bec

Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:44 AM

View PostOriental lily, on 18 July 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

I think the sac gets left behind and they shrivel up and disappear . I know my lab who was desexed  at 18 months had a empty sac that eventually vanished .

This.  When we had our male cat done it looked like the testicles were still there due to swelling after the procedure but it was just an empty sac and after a few months it just shrivelled up and you couldn't see it anymore.

#24 Jenflea

Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

Maya, did you live near Kadoodle by any chance??

#25 TheGreenSheep

Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:20 PM

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