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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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neutering a kitten

I'm confused - they neuter male cats through their bellies now? I always thought it was done locally. That seems like a much less invasive surgery. What is the point of opening the abdomen on a male?
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Where oh where did you hear that?!
The only time, I would think a vet 'might' have to do more invasive surgery, would be in the case of an undesended testicle on a male cat!
Of course, if you had a Hermorphidite(sp?) A cat having both male and female parts, then I'm sure it would be needed!
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I've never known a male neutered this way - not just with cats but with other animals as well.
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Yeah, I just got to thinking...I just watched a Dr. Jeff show, and he just went further into the scrotum to look for the testicle that hadn't descended!
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If it is cryptorchid, they will do surgery.


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OK, I'll bite! What is a "Cryptorchid"??
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Lol Sharon, you're usually the first one to post links explaining health related cat issues. Have you googled cryptorchidism yet?

It's just what you were saying about undescended or retained testicles.


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HAHa! Jeff, there's a first time for everything!
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I got a 10 week old kitten from a shelter, neutered, via his belly, and for the first week I just assumed the paperwork was wrong and he was actually female. Now that he's grown up a bit, he's clearly male.

I know someone else who got a shelter kitten, from a different shelter, male, also neutered via the abdomen.

Thankfully the kitten has a gender neutral name. I thought this was a bizarre new thing they were doing. But your theory makes sense.
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Yes, I'd say it's being done for retained testicles. Perhaps it's happening so often because shelter kittens are neutered so early (as soon as their heavy enough) compared to non-shelter kittens which are often left intact until 6 months or so, giving the testes more time to drop. Not sure if there's any truth to that, just a thought!
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