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Early Neutering - what does he look like?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
When we get our ocicat kitten, he will already be neutered (at 3-4 months old). My husband asked what he would look like - could you tell he's been done.

I never thought about it as my males were never done till over 6 months old and it was obvious then. So what would a shorthair kitten look like when neutered? Can you tell he has nothing there since 3-4 months old they don't have very much there to begin with
post #2 of 22
Well I had an 8-12 week old kitten neutered and you can definately tell he is a boy
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
I meant will he look like a boy or one that is neutered? I know I'll have the proof he's been done, but does he "look" neutered?
post #4 of 22
In my experience there's no difference in the "look" until they mature anyway. One of my abys was neutered at 4 months and at 10 months he looks just as male as ever!
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
I think I must have worded it wrong. Not his maturity looks, but will he have "balls" or not...sorta like is anything really showing?

Now do you understand?
post #6 of 22
Ooooh...sorry, just didn't get it! Lemme go check on Rudy & Mocha and get back to you!
post #7 of 22
I worded my post wrong too becauase that is exactly what I meant, my Da-Ku has balls, he was neutered I think closer to 8 weeks and he has bigger balls then my Himmy Eliott who was neutered at like 6 years. My male Willoughby was neutered at 5 years and his balls looks the same but a little flatter.
post #8 of 22
Hi GoldenKitty,

I think I know what you are asking. The kitten will look like a female to most, since you are a retired breeder, you will be able to tell he is still a male by knowing the distance is further for a male than a female. There will be not obvious testicles, and because they are still young, there isn't a skin flap left over. I have never thought of taking pictures, but I will have a male going in a about a month from now to be neutered, and I can send you a PM of his picture after neutering. So I hope my answer help you, in that in most eyes, he will look to be a female.
I have to brag a bit about our vet. The males have only one dissolving suture, when they come home playing and you look at the area, you can't tell the males have had any type of surgery, except certain parts on gone.
When our vet does our females, he only does a small shave that is about 2 inches long and a very thin strip, where he places two stitches that are removed 7-10 days later. We usually take our kittens in at 11 weeks, and we just like to keep them together as they heal, but the healing is just letting us have another week with them, and for them to learn more kitty etiquette. Then they leave for home at around 12 weeks of age, as long as they all seem mature enough, some have stayed longer.
To help in any fears you may have, in the few years I have practiced early altering, I have never had any issues after surgery, and no issues have surfaced in our males or females that would indicate any problems associated with pediatric spay and neuter.
CONGRATS on welcoming your new family member, please keep us updated.
post #9 of 22
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I worded my post wrong too becauase that is exactly what I meant, my Da-Ku has balls, he was neutered I think closer to 8 weeks and he has bigger balls then my Himmy Eliott who was neutered at like 6 years. My male Willoughby was neutered at 5 years and his balls looks the same but a little flatter.
How funny, our 5 year old male who was neutered at 11 weeks old, has nothing there. Our vet really had to look him over, to find out what he was...LOL I have seen more of a skin flap on older neutered males.
post #10 of 22
Ya Eliott has the skin flap thing. The others just have normal balls but smaller and more flattened against their body. Not to be gross but if you lightly run your hand over that area you can tell there are balls there. I have never seen a neutered male that had absolutely nothing to the point where they could be mistaken for a female.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jen View Post
Ya Eliott has the skin flap thing. The others just have normal balls but smaller and more flattened against their body. Not to be gross but if you lightly run your hand over that area you can tell there are balls there. I have never seen a neutered male that had absolutely nothing to the point where they could be mistaken for a female.
Same here with Bijou. It's obvious he was all boy at one time.
post #12 of 22
George looks like he did before the procedure only flatter ... my husband described it as "the house is still there, but the furniture is gone."
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
When we get our ocicat kitten, he will already be neutered (at 3-4 months old). My husband asked what he would look like - could you tell he's been done.

I never thought about it as my males were never done till over 6 months old and it was obvious then. So what would a shorthair kitten look like when neutered? Can you tell he has nothing there since 3-4 months old they don't have very much there to begin with
Bagheera was neutered at 14weeks and you could still see that he was a boy. But its not actually balls I dont think. Ambers vet said its pretty much just the empty sac.
post #14 of 22
Its funny how cats can still retain that intact look, even though they no longer have testicles. With dogs they always end up looking a bit strange, with a penis and no testicles
post #15 of 22
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George looks like he did before the procedure only flatter ... my husband described it as "the house is still there, but the furniture is gone."
I checked Mocha and that's pretty much right!
post #16 of 22
Both my abyssinians boys were neutered very young while they were still with the breeder... They have no balls, there is nothing there... I can tell they are males by the positioning of their parts. They definatly have little boy attitudes.......
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by JulieKit View Post
Its funny how cats can still retain that intact look, even though they no longer have testicles. With dogs they always end up looking a bit strange, with a penis and no testicles
They make prostetics for dogs called "neuticles." I think you can imagine what neuticals are. I don't think the dog knows the difference, though, I think they're more for the benefit of the human.
post #18 of 22
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I have never seen a neutered male that had absolutely nothing to the point where they could be mistaken for a female.
Puppy is pretty close, so I guess he might have been an early alter. The vet acutally had to feel for a uterus to determine whether we had a female or altered male. There's a very small flap there, but he looks different from older males that we had altered.
post #19 of 22
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I have never seen a neutered male that had absolutely nothing to the point where they could be mistaken for a female.

My 5 males don't look like they are females... But they sure don't have their gonads anymore......
post #20 of 22
My Rocket was neutered at 5 months old and his are smaller than my foster Toby who is a former stray and was neutered as an adult by the shelter.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by PurrPaws View Post
They make prostetics for dogs called "neuticles." I think you can imagine what neuticals are. I don't think the dog knows the difference, though, I think they're more for the benefit of the human.
Are you serious? That sounds kind of dumb, but hey im imagining most of the people who get these are males who dont want anyone to know there dogs are no longer 'men'? lol
post #22 of 22
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Are you serious? That sounds kind of dumb, but hey im imagining most of the people who get these are males who dont want anyone to know there dogs are no longer 'men'? lol
Sadly, I did not make this up! It sounds dumb to me too, because I don't even think the dogs know the difference.
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