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:?: I recently had my cat neutered, or at least I thought I did. I was under the impression that after this procedure he would loose interest in girl cats, this isn't the case. He still pines for the cat next-door and most disturbing of all it looks like he still has testicles. I assumed that this was due to some sort of new medical procedure that leaves the balls intact but after observing him he still seems as crazy as ever and still spends half his life in next doors yard.

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How long ago was your cat neutered? It can take up to two weeks for the testosterone to drop and during this time a male cat can still impregnate another cat.

If he has been neutered longer than that than it's possible that some of the tissue from the testicles was left behind and is still causing his hormone flare up.

As for him appearing to have his testicles still there, this happens sometimes with cats. Our clinic cat, Kittymitts, is neutered but he fools everyone! I hate to say it but they look huge! lol But he is neutered and they are just empty shells. :lol:
 

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All male cats I've seen have testicles - I believe they "clip the lines" instead of removing them completely.

I've also heard if cats are neutered too late they can continue doing some things a typical neutered cat may do (spraying and such) because they for some reason think that they are supposed to. I'm not sure in that is the truth or not.

My landlords cat I used to care for was supposedly neutered (he said he was) but I had seen him spray outside (never did indoor though). However - he did once and a while "show his licorice" as some of my friends have put it. I'm not sure if neutered male cats can have erections?

Anyway - back to the subject. A neutered male cat I had a while ago used to meow at cats that appeared outside. I'm not sure if he thought he was in heat, or if it was territorial. But he did meow. However we didn't get a lot of cats outside at that place.
 

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Along those same lines, I have heard of breeders who keep a vasectomized male around to stop a female's heat. Evidently they are able to perform the act, but cannot fertilize a female. Jessica, is this a different procedure from the neutering we're used to hearing about? Is is more expensive or less?
 

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Jeanie, to be honest with you I don't know. I've never assisted in that type of surgery and I don't think we've ever done that sort of procedure mainly because there is no demand here for it.

I'm a little surprised at it but we don't have many cat breeders on Cape... Well any that I would consider to be an ethical breeder so no one has requested it.
 

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Jeanie said:
Along those same lines, I have heard of breeders who keep a vasectomized male around to stop a female's heat. Evidently they are able to perform the act, but cannot fertilize a female. Jessica, is this a different procedure from the neutering we're used to hearing about? Is is more expensive or less?
I would think that "cutting the lines" is a bit more complicated than the ordinary type of neutering. The ordinary type is simple since the balls are placed "outside", the vet just remove the balls. However, if the vet is going to cut the spermatic ducts they have to go "inside" which should be a more complicated surgery abd therefore also more expensive.

But that's my thoughts :D I couldn't find any good information about it so I'm only guessing.
 
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