Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stratford upon Avon, UK
Problems after tom cat neutering
We recently had our two cats, one male one female, neutered at the age of 6 months. Both were extremely fit, happy & boisterous prior to neutering, with the male being the heaviour and more boisterous. Annie has made a full and energetic recovery, but a day after the operation Alfie began having difficulty keeping down food, vomiting up brown foul smelling almost liquid. We immediately returned him to the vet where he was neutered, but despite an x-ray, blood tests, and two nights observation they did not reach a diagnosis. Some two weeks later Alfie has lost a lot of weight and is listless. He will take food and water, and sometimes it seems to stay down, but he is still vomiting on occasion. He is a shadow of himself before his neutering.
I am not a vet but I am experienced with cats and dogs. It is starkly obvious to me that Alfie is not right, but I am not sure how to proceed. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that his condition stems from his neutering, but this is obviously a difficult suggestion to make to the vet.
Any advice appreciated.