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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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so i have a male adult cat that is approximately a year old. i have been reading articles about spaying/neutering your cat and the all say that the should have it done around 6 months or when they mature. well my wife decided to suprise me and when i got home from work we had aquired to female kittens. long story short i dont want any more kittens and was wondering if the adult cat being older if that would be a problem to get him fixed. also the older cat seems to be playing a bit rough with one of the kittens almost like hes attacking her. alot of the time the adult will just sit from a distance and watch them play. what type of behavior should we see and if you have any comments or suggestions, that would be greatlyy appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 09:43 AM
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We've had strays neutered and there was no problem. Have you had any spraying problems with your male cat?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 09:59 AM
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You should not have any additional problem with your cat being neutered at that age. I've had older cats neutered before and there was no issue.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 10:54 AM
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It will be no problem getting him neutered, and good for you! The world does not need any more kittens right now either
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 11:38 AM
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do know that if any of the kittens are females they can get pregnant as early a 6 months. Ive had a couple mom and kittens Ive fostered and the vet thought the moms were about 7 months old!

The earlier you neuter your male cat the less of a chance you will have marking issue in your home too. Plus once a female goes into heat it will try to escape to mate. so the sooner everyone is fixed the better. (kittens should be 3 pounds to n/s)

The neutering surgery is fairly simple and fast recovery. the spay is more recovery time and more diffacult.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 11:40 AM
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What's the difference?
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What's the difference?
Are you talking about recovery time, Hugh? If you are..the girls have a longer recovery time because the surgery that they have is more invasive. The boys bounce back quickly because the only incision they have in on the scrotum- no muscle layer involved.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 07:56 PM
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Like everyone else said, there should be no problem. Congrats on your new kittens and goodluck if you chose to neuter!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 09:35 PM
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i guess im not the best of cat owners but i have always waited till the male was a yr old or started making before getting them fixed. i have never had a cat mark after they were fixed.
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