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other ways to "fix" a male cat???

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have a friend who never had his male cat (age 3) fixed. My friend went away for about a month and left his cat with his mom. Now mom supposedly fixed the cat in that time, but he wasn't castrated. From what I've been told the vet did something like tying them off or putting a wire or something like that down there??? I've never heard of such, is this for real?
post #2 of 7
I hope you don't mean they tied off his scrotum?
The barbaric practice still used by farmers on cattle and sheep?

Otherwise, sounds like you're refering to basically a vasectomy, which will prevent him from breeding, but unlike castration, has none of the health benefits.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I honestly don't know, I'd never heard of it before. It's not my cat and I'm not 100% sure what was done.
post #4 of 7
They will usually make a tiny slit in the sac, tie off and remove the testicles, and leave the little sac.
post #5 of 7
As above, but with tibby, they poked the skin into the slit, so he has tiny 'sacs'. It prevents stitching.
post #6 of 7
Your friend should call the vet and find out exactly what was done. Sometimes due to swelling... it will look like the testicles are still there when in fact they have been removed. If they have not been removed the cat will still breed, fight, and spray. He would also still be at risk for testicular cancer.
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Originally Posted by Sar
As above, but with tibby, they poked the skin into the slit, so he has tiny 'sacs'. It prevents stitching.
This is what they did with Oliver too... basically, he's definitely fixed but it still looks like he's got balls... and he likes to show them off at that! hehehe
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