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Bud and Gray, now 7 months old, are going to get their "manhoods" removed Thursday.

I'm a bit nervous for them, but the Vet told me its really nothing at all for males.

They are not spraying or anything like that, but one has been trying to "tackle his brother from behind" if ya' know what I mean?

I get scold him a little, but nothing severe as I know its just natural.

What will be the biggest differences in them?
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They won't yowl, spray (unless they already started), or try to get out. Some cats gain a bit of weight, but mine never did. They won't be changed.




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They'll be just fine, and they'll still very much be boys, afterwards.
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Glad to hear they'll still be rough and tumble.
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My kitties (male) are five months old, I had them both neutered about a month ago. they are perfectly fine, no changes whatsoever. Their personalities are exactly the same as before.

Don't worry about a thing, they will be just fine.
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Thanks...first time I'm going through it with a pet. I honestly feel a bit guilty about it.

I would not want anyone doing the same to me, no matter what. I keep hearing how much better it is for them. They are strictly indoor kittens and probably always will be.
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Why would you feel guilty about it, Todd?
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I second Tim, why worry? There is a lot of misconception out there that spaying/neutering is "cruel" or not really as important as its made out to be, especially for indoor only pets. Heck, many people leave dogs unaltered their entire lives, no biggie right?

not so. Intact cats and dogs are more prone to certain cancers and all sorts of undesireable behavior.

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I'm one of these people against surgery that's not needed to save a Life.

I keep telling myself this will help the cats live longer and be more healthy.
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Todd, don't have to tell yourself that any more, because you are absolutely right! In addition to fewer urinary track problems and no spraying, your cats will neve have to yowl because there's a female nearby in season. You are doing the right thing for yourself, the cats, and society.




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