Originally Posted by Lndscpsam
My darling 7 month old Persian boy, Sluggo, is going to get spayed tomorrow. He has just started marking the house, so this is essential! I've been putting off getting him neutered because he has an undescended testicle and the vet suggested waiting a while instead of doing the more invasive surgery. Has anyone else ever had this done and did it go well? Sounds to me like it's risky for a male? I love my boy dearly, but I can't put it off any longer with him peeing everywhere now.
I like the name Sluggo!!! Been watching a lot of old Saturday Night Live episodes??
Anyway, the procedure will not be a spay, it will still be a neuter, but the procedure will be more invasive than the average neuter. Any surgery, no matter how minor, is still risky, but it shouldn't preclude you from going through with it. As long as the anesthesia is properly monitored and you have a competent surgeon for a vet, your boy will do just fine. Monorchidism is a relatively common problem (although I know a woman who owns an hermaphridite), and I imagine that this is not a first-time operation for your vet.
My only other advice, if you can deal with the spraying, would be to wait for another month or two. The reason for this is that it is quite common that an undescended testicle will descend, if it is going to, by 10 months of age. After that, it is not likely to descend.