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Cat castration

Our cat is a year old. Since 2 months he goes out and rarely is at home. Our Vet advised that we castrate him as he will then stop looking for a mate.

I would like to know if the cat will lead a normal life after castration? Would you recommend castration for a cat?
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Old 08.04.2011, 13:09
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Re: Cat castration

I woulddefinitely recommend getting your cat castrated. It is a very simple procedure for male cats and he will live a perfectly happy and normal ife afterwards.
It will stop him wandering looking for females and stop him leaving his scent everywhere too which is a bit pongy from uncastrated males to say the least. It should stop him getting into too many catfights too.
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It will stop him wandering looking for females ...
Our adopted castrated male does enough wandering...would really have to wonder what his wandering was like before being castrated.
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Old 08.04.2011, 13:48
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I would like to know if the cat will lead a normal life after castration? Would you recommend castration for a cat?
Why not ask the cat?
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Old 08.04.2011, 13:59
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I woulddefinitely recommend getting your cat castrated. It is a very simple procedure for male cats and he will live a perfectly happy and normal ife afterwards.
It will stop him wandering looking for females and stop him leaving his scent everywhere too which is a bit pongy from uncastrated males to say the least. It should stop him getting into too many catfights too.
Whatever she said. I have two males and they are chopped and happy. Sort of. The dog is not castrated and some days.....
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Old 08.04.2011, 14:07
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Re: Cat castration

I would imagine castration will also serve to reduce the cat population in general... and prevent unwanted kittens.
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Old 08.04.2011, 15:58
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Re: Cat castration

I know 2 male cats that were castrated after previousely having sex. They have not forgotten how it all works & try it on 3 times a day with a fat female cat who has no interest in them at all! One of the male cats will have a go on fur rugs etc.
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Re: Cat castration

I believe vets recommend to have them sterilized after 6 months of age as then they have devloped their secondary sexual characteristics, it might also help with peeing to mark their territory although it did not help with our cats
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Old 08.04.2011, 16:08
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Re: Cat castration

However I strongly do not advise the DIY-approch with a pair of pliers, the cat could get slightly agitated.
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Old 08.04.2011, 16:15
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I believe vets recommend to have them sterilized after 6 months of age as then they have devloped their secondary sexual characteristics, it might also help with peeing to mark their territory although it did not help with our cats
It depends on where you are in the world. In the US, they do them about 10 weeks, sometimes 8 weeks. Our boy was being very territorial, so we had him done at 10 weeks.

To the OP - I can't imagine not spaying or neutering my cats.
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Old 08.04.2011, 20:26
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Re: Cat castration

I remember in London our vet was against castration, however the cat would get into fights most weeks, sometimes rather seerious needing medication. After 18 months he was castrated, he then became hugely fat, but seemed quite happy. He probably would have joined a golf club & bought a Porsche if he was not a cat!
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I remember in London our vet was against castration, however the cat would get into fights most weeks, sometimes rather seerious needing medication. After 18 months he was castrated, he then became hugely fat, but seemed quite happy. He probably would have joined a golf club & bought a Porsche if he was not a cat!
I can't imagine a vet who would suggest not having your pet spayed or neutered. It is proven that animals who are live longer, healthier lives. And they aren't out there producing unwanted kittens, the majority of whom do not make it for various reasons.

Not all cats who are snipped get fat. My boy is a very lean 7+ kilos - muscle. He was snipped at about 10 weeks.
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Old 08.04.2011, 21:14
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I can't imagine a vet who would suggest not having your pet spayed or neutered.

Not all cats who are snipped get fat. My boy is a very lean 7+ kilos - muscle. He was snipped at about 10 weeks.
The vet was Australian, perhaps he had the cats best interest at heart.
It's more than snipped, they cut the balls off, very different IMHO.
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Definitely get it done. As said above, there are 1000s of unwanted cats in refuges and all over the place- a roaming cat can produce 100s in a very short time. Please.
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The vet was Australian, perhaps he had the cats best interest at heart.
It's more than snipped, they cut the balls off, very different IMHO.
Hm, none of the male cats I've ever owned had the same attachment to their balls as a human male does. Mine is sitting here staring at me, quite happy to be ball-less.

Oh, and if he had the cat's best interest at heart, he'd have been suggesting a spay/neuter.
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I would like to know if the cat will lead a normal life after castration?
If a life with no sex is normal, then yes.

My parents have had their dog castrated. Although he looks to be a very happy and normal dog, I feel sorry for him that this part of his life was taken away from him only because of his owner's convenience.
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Re: Cat castration

I had mine both spayed at 6 months (our next door neighbor at the time had a female cat and I was worried they would make her pregnant-they used to jump over the wall of the balcony and go into my neighbors flat, eat his cats' food, play with their toys, and use their litter box he was a really cool guy, he just laughed it off )

It affected both their metabolism so they are both chubby wubbies now and the one cats front legs are slightly too short for his frame. It looks as though he's always walking downhill Apparently spaying too young can affect their growth. Thing is, you won't know until they are fully grown. Anyway, they are both healthy and strong and used to try and make babies with each other but have stopped doing that.

I'd highly recommend it. I grew up with cats and got cats within 3 months of moving to CH. We have always had them spayed and have never had any problems with male cats getting spayed. They all led long, happy and healthy lives and my home smelled nice and fresh and there were no baby cats roaming around fatherless.
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