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Old December 30th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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Need clarification: A feline neuter removes the testicles does it not?

Then why does my male cat have 'em'? I just noticed yesterday when he accidentally (and I use that term loosely) shoved his butt in my face. So I felt him up in shock. I adopted him from the SPCA many years ago and he was supposed to be neutered. I think I even have the certificate - I will have to check. Then why does he have a big 'ol sack o' balls?

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It's no big deal really because I have never had behavior problems from him, my other cat is spayed and he is 100% indoor.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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It's always been my understandng as well they remove the testicles. I'm pretty sure they do. If you look at Maks from behind, you can still see a little set. LOL, mind you, they aren't as big as they were before. I can't tell so much with Vlad since he's black so it's harder to see.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Those would be the bulbous glands that remain after neutering.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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thanks! needless to say i was a bit shocked to find them. they are bigger than my 50lb dog's! and he is neutered too!!
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Old December 31st, 2009, 02:14 AM
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Those would be the bulbous glands that remain after neutering.
Gizzy has them too and he was fixed at 9 months, while Forest's has been basically sucked up into his butt! I read on different forum that it depends on how the vet did the procedure though
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I checked his medical records and indeed he has a neuter certificate.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Funny you mention it as my newest addition also has 'reminisce' after neutering. They continue to be there but I know for a fact that he was done recently.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 10:27 AM
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I have had a few males done. With some of them the sac almost disappears. With others it still looks like they have their package. It also can feel like they still have their jewels for the package too. Scar tissue can account for some of that. An uncastrated cat would have actual "marbles" that you would be able to feel moving around. If that is what you are feeling then may I suggest a visit to the vet so he can be checked. If he is not displaying any of the usual signs of an intact cat then I would think he is fixed.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 11:47 AM
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i thought the same thing! i have always had female cats and assumed aslan's junk would shrivel up into nothingness after he was neutered....but they are still there! he was just neutered about a month ago and i know they did it as he had the reverse mohawk thing going on!
i have had friends with male dogs and theirs seem to shrivel up and go away. maybe dogs and cats are done differently? or maybe some are just more ballsy than others! i know aslan sure is
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