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My male cat was de-sexed....

post #1 of 22
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and he still has his "balls"!!!!
He never had stitches and as mentioned it looks like his balls are still there...is this normal for a young male? It was done about a month ago if that helps
post #2 of 22
I never had that happen with any male I had fixed.
Yoshi was 3 months when he was fixed and there was no balls left after.
I did not see stitches either.
post #3 of 22
People commonly think their male cats haven't actually been neutered. They don't remove everything so that nothing it left there at all. They cut them open, take out everything inside and then glue them shut. It heals within days.

If you still believe he's fully intact, feel him.
post #4 of 22
My boys were done at 10 weeks, so have nothing there. A boy I used to have wasn't done until mature, he went from having peanuts to peanut shells The sacs were still there, but empty.
post #5 of 22
My boy Pooh looks like he has his stuff too. It's Ok. Out of 9 males cats
he is the only one who looks like he still has his package.
post #6 of 22
Riley was done as a baby and barely has a little bump there however Xander was about a year old, so he still has his "package" there's just nothing in it!
post #7 of 22
2 of my boys have what looks like empty sacks and the other one has nothing at all there!Do different vets do it differently?
post #8 of 22
Yes this is normal. There is usually swelling where the balls used to be after the surgery so that it looks like they are still there. Give it a month or so and you will see a decrease in size of the 'sac' and eventually it will shrink even more.
post #9 of 22
I have a couple males who were done at an older age, and they still have balls..just smaller ones.
post #10 of 22
Seb still has his and they're big ones He was neutered at about a year old. Galahad will be getting snipped soon. We'll see if his remain visible.
post #11 of 22
I have heard that since my dog was neutered about 17 years ago, they have changed the procedure a bit and either leave the testicles in place (just not suppyling gametes) or replace them with silicone replacements.

It's kind of like how with humans, abdominal surgery was changed some time ago to cut around the belly-button and try to leave it intact instead of removing it by cutting it out during the incision. - just leads to a better psychological outcome.
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
The vet commented on how err LARGE deagon was haha so im assuming its just the sac left over!
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
I have heard that since my dog was neutered about 17 years ago, they have changed the procedure a bit and either leave the testicles in place (just not suppyling gametes) or replace them with silicone replacements.
I've never had a vet leave the testicles (for dogs or cats), and you have to pay extra for the silicone implants (lots extra! Like $100-$300 or even more!). They do use gentler methods now, and usually leave the scrotum.

But yeah, there's usually a lot of swelling, so you can't tell right away. And if the male was a full tom, his scrotum will never completely shrink away to nothing. But you can still tell that he's not intact (in most cases). My Dusty was a full tom when neutered, and it looks like he still has "something". However, maybe your vet does it differently. You can ask if you're really curious.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Murfie View Post
The vet commented on how err LARGE deagon was haha so im assuming its just the sac left over!
I had a male once that was also very err LARGE prior to neuter, and it took a very long time for the sac to shrink down post surgery (like a year).
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well I'll actually be kind of pleased if he remains looking like he has balls...being a devon he looks rather manly haha. He was desexed a couple of months ago
post #16 of 22
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I've never had a vet leave the testicles (for dogs or cats),
I've never actually seen it - I've just heard about it and I can't of course verify the credibility of the source.
post #17 of 22
Do you ladies have any idea how uncomfortable this thread is for us guys?
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
hahaha sorry!
post #19 of 22
No they do not normally do implants or still leave the testicles. That would be more like a vasectomy and would probably cost extra!

I got to assist my vet while she neutered one of my foster kittens. She doesn't even use glue because the incision she makes is so small, and she said she's had more issues when using glue than leaving it alone.
It did look at first like he still has all his equipment, due to the swelling from the surgery. However once the swelling went down you could see the difference. In an adult cat the skin is less elastic so the outward appearance may not change that much after the neuter.
post #20 of 22
It depends how old they are when they are neutered - it is normal these days for the vet to leave the scrotum and remove the testes through a very small incision - if the cat is neutered older than a few weeks old (it is normal in the UK to neuter at 6 months so we are used to this!) it means that the scrotum will remain at the size it was prior to neutering.

I have an ex-stud cat who was neutered later in life but still has his scrotum, if you look at him from behind he certainly looks like an entire boy cat! But there is nothing inside the scrotum since his castration.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Murfie View Post
The vet commented on how err LARGE deagon was haha so im assuming its just the sac left over!
post #22 of 22
we got frodo neutered a little bit before 6 months because his "parts" descended early. he still looked intact for years. he is 7 1/2 now and he still looks intact, but they are now smaller than they were before.
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