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Complications Of Having Him Neutered?

post #1 of 27
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My sweet little kitten George is coming of age so i figured before he realizes that i should have him neutered. I took him to the same vet I took the older 2 cats 2. Unforunatlly I didn't realize it was a new Vet working in the same office.

About a week before I took him I had a dream that they called me and told me he died during surgery. So I took him in the morning of, and was paniced when they called at about one to tell me i couldn't come get him because they couldn't stop the bleeding. When i got out of work at 4 i drove out to see him (make sure he was still alive). He was ok groggy but ok and she said she still wanted to keep him just to make sure.

I showed up the next day to pick him up and as the vet tech handed him to me she said there was some "discoloration" due to the surgery. I got him home and was SHOCKED to see what she ment! (PICTURE BELOW)

Well it has been a week and one day now. He is still pretty beat up looking and I noticed that his penis seemed to be pushed off to the side. Upon further inspection i found that there is a large lump next to his parts.

On to the questions! Should i take him to the vet? Should i take him to the same vet? If i take him to another vet and it is because of the surgery should I take the first vet the bill? He seems to be acting normal but he doesn't like it being touched at all.

George before!



GRAPHIC PICTURE BELOW!




















This is what he looked like the day i brought him home.
post #2 of 27
Does it still look like that? I would definitely take him to the vet ASAP - that looks infected...
post #3 of 27
Some swelling after surgery is normal but that doesn't look right to me.
post #4 of 27
CALL that vet clinic ... they should have an after hours number ... or take your cat to the local er for a check and document so you can attempt to re coup the $$
post #5 of 27
Wow, that just doesn't look right at all.

Is he peeing ok????

If I'm reading your post right, that pic was taken the day he was neutered? It's been a week since the neuter, any chance of another pic?
post #6 of 27
That does not look normal.

If it still looks like that I would get a second oppinion.
post #7 of 27
The looks of that picture scream emergency. Waiting increases him having permanent damage. I would absolutely go to a different vet if that is possible. The emergency vet now would be the best thing for him.

The vet office USUALLY gives instructions when you have neuter done as to what to look for after you get home. Some of the things to look for on the paper they give is SWELLING, BLEEDING, DISCHARGE, etc.

I have seen many, many spays/neuters while doing rescues. Never have I seen anything like that. I hope you get help for him right away. Gangrene can develop and infection is likely by now. Please let us know how he does.
post #8 of 27
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that i took a few minutes ago. Not very easy to get him still to take a picture. You can kinda see the lump i am talking about right above his... parts.

George is the most secretive about using the box. I thought about it and i have never actually seen him use the litter box and i have had him since he was born. I know he is because I haven't found any other "spots". I was thinking about maybe locking him in the bathroom with a litter box but we live in an apartment (upstairs) and he will throw a fit all night. with 3 other cats it's hard to tell which one did it.
post #9 of 27
It looks like the skin is dying - sort of gangrene or something... I would take him in immediately - I would not wait... He needs to see a vet - the lump can be an abscess...
post #10 of 27
It still looks like a desperate situation. Looks like it is draining because his tail has a smudge of dark stuff on it about where it would touch the wound. The swelling is not something to wait on. If you can get him in to see a different vet or maybe your regular vet that wasn't there that day.

Something must have gone wrong during the neuter for them to keep him so long for "bleeding" and for him to look like that. Swelling next to his penis is not normal and could cause him to have a urinary blockage.

No way to be sure until a vet looks at it. I hope he is okay.
post #11 of 27
Oh no! Poor George!! I can't believe the vet let him go home looking like the first pic...Looks like vet malpractice to me...I'd get him there ASAP like others have mentioned and I'm sending vibes that it gets better really soon!
post #12 of 27
He needs to see a vet.
That does not look right at all.
post #13 of 27
OMG that poor baby. Please take him to a vet, it doesn't look good. I would keep that picture and let the vet authorities know.
post #14 of 27
Oh man....I can tell you if that was my cat ...I wouldn't be happy to say the least....I've had plenty of cats "fixed" and I have never had any problems other than not eating for a day or 2 afterwards....I would contact them ...like someone post and try and get some money back...the lump could very well be infection....I don't think I would trust that vet ..that did that to him again either....He needs to be seen by your orginal vet...poor kitty..thats just not right
post #15 of 27
OMG - Good Gracious ... NO that does -not- look normal at all. When my males came home, they had a couple stitches on their testicles and that was it. That looks awful. I would definitely take him, and if it were me, I would take him to a -different- vet. (Once one screws up I never go back, like my ER Clinic here) .. I am so sorry your baby has to go through that, it looks painful. Tons of vibes and will pray for your baby That should -not- have happened with a neuter... and yes, keep those pictures.
post #16 of 27
OMG!!That looks bad!I would get him to a vet asap.....I have had many many males neutered and NONE looked like this!Good luck with your furbaby and I hope it is not anything serious!
post #17 of 27
That wasn't a vet that did that to George - that was a butcher!

Neither our Simba or Bijou even had stitches. They just pulled the skin together and used medical glue. What you have there is a mess. That lump could well be an abscess and you do need to get that drained and cleaned up. Please take George to another vet ASAP.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Well as to my original vet, i take the cats to one vet to get them fixed, for everything else i take them to another. The vet would have done the surgery was a farm vet. I live in small town america and there are only 3 vets in and around the town i live in. The farm vet charges $50 a male and $105 a female. My Everything Else Vet charges $115 a male and $180 a female.

I did take him to the vet that fixed him. It was the Origanl vet and he said that he looked okay and that the black is just scabs. He says it is healing well and the lump i felt is just where they tied it off. He gave him a shot of antibiotic. I am going to keep a close eye on him for the next couple days. If anything looks worse or the bump gets bigger I will be taking him to everything else vet.
post #19 of 27
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I did take him to the vet that fixed him. It was the Origanl vet and he said that he looked okay and that the black is just scabs. He says it is healing well and the lump i felt is just where they tied it off. He gave him a shot of antibiotic. I am going to keep a close eye on him for the next couple days. If anything looks worse or the bump gets bigger I will be taking him to everything else vet.
I'm glad you checked it just in case and that he is okay. That is unfortunatley the worste cat neuter I have ever seen... they must have cut something pretty bad if the scabs are all from having to cauterize it...
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by JavannaLynn View Post
I did take him to the vet that fixed him. It was the Origanl vet and he said that he looked okay and that the black is just scabs. He says it is healing well and the lump i felt is just where they tied it off. He gave him a shot of antibiotic.
Something sounds off, maybe just my thinking.

1) The lump where they tied it off ?? Someone may explain better, but where the incision is located on a neuter to "tie off" is not near the lump. How can that be?

2) Why give an antibiotic injection? Does he suspect infection even though everything is ok??

3) What about all the bleeding that was so bad he had to stay at the vet after neuter? Is that a hematoma (blood swollen under the skin)?

Is the vet you took him to the one that did the surgery? If he caused this do you feel you can trust him to be honest about his condition? You will be the best judge of this. It just makes me wonder after reading your posts.

Does he have any other symptoms? Licking the lump area or his testicle area? Eating and drinking water ok? Playing, active? Does he seem bothered if you touch the lump?

Sorry, these are all the things that go through my head if he were mine. I hope he is alright. Keep us updated on how he does.
post #21 of 27
Wow! I thought the vet that neutered Scotty did a real hack job, but it was nothign like that! My vet is a farm vet, too, and he does decent cat spays/neuters. Not lapo or laser or anything cutting-edge like that, but he does a decent job. I know everything looks worse on a light-colored cat (can't see the blood on a dark cat), but still.....

Plus, I can't imagine WHAT was bleeding so much they couldn't stop it. As I understand it, there's not much to bleed on a male. Just slit to scrotum, snip the testicles out, and done. Most vets don't even stitch males. I wouldn't use that vet again for any surgery.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
Wow! I thought the vet that neutered Scotty did a real hack job, but it was nothign like that! My vet is a farm vet, too, and he does decent cat spays/neuters. Not lapo or laser or anything cutting-edge like that, but he does a decent job. I know everything looks worse on a light-colored cat (can't see the blood on a dark cat), but still.....

Plus, I can't imagine WHAT was bleeding so much they couldn't stop it. As I understand it, there's not much to bleed on a male. Just slit to scrotum, snip the testicles out, and done. Most vets don't even stitch males. I wouldn't use that vet again for any surgery.
I agree. I don't think the vet that did that botched job is being honest with you. For him to even give antibiotics, he knows he screwed up and is trying to fix it with antibiotics.

I would be making fast tracks with my cat to the other vet.
post #23 of 27
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Not lapo or laser or anything cutting-edge like that, but he does a decent job. I know everything looks worse on a light-colored cat (can't see the blood on a dark cat), but still.....
Well that's the thing, you don't have to do laser to do a good job! Our vets use scalpel blades, they carefully cut one of the sacks open, grab a testicle with the hemastats, cut it off, tie a knot and everything gets tucked back inside. My cat was a little sore the next day but didn't notice anything. We don't do anything fancy and I know we've had a couple bleed before, if the testicle doesn't knot/tear properly [there's a motion they do before cutting I can't explain it haha] but I'm sure we just cauterized the knot itself... not the entire cat. I think it's a matter of the vets expirience... maybe he doesn't neuter a lot of cats? I dunno but that pic just looks wrong.
post #24 of 27
Something sounds off, maybe just my thinking.

1) The lump where they tied it off ?? Someone may explain better, but where the incision is located on a neuter to "tie off" is not near the lump. How can that be?

2) Why give an antibiotic injection? Does he suspect infection even though everything is ok??



Thats what I was think....he must have thought something was "wrong" if he gave antibiotics....
Did the vet check to see if he was urinating ok and there was no problems with his penis....?
I 'd keep a close eye on him ...
post #25 of 27
Many years ago we adopted a cat from a shelter and had to take him to the animal hospital they had an arrangement with to be neutered. Although not as graphic as your pictures, the vet who performed the surgery also botched it. We did not know what was wrong but definitely knew something was not right and 'immediately' took him to another vet. Sure enough, the surgery was poorly performed and we did not hesitate to let them know it. In the end everything turned out ok for the kitty but it was absolutely unnecessary and we felt awful that he had to endure this.
post #26 of 27
I've had males done before and none of them ever looked like that - he needs to be seen immediately (and a different vet too).
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
I've had males done before and none of them ever looked like that - he needs to be seen immediately (and a different vet too).
i agree - i've never had a male neutered [Chip came that way] but not even my girls looked half as scary - & spaying is typically much more invasive a procedure.
sending & for your sweet George to heal quickly & well!
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