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Question about Fixing my cat (neutering)

post #1 of 24
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IM gonna have my cat Fix on monday is there anything i need to know like negative effect on the cat or nothing bad will happen???


thank you for your time
post #2 of 24
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Originally Posted by Billy8427
IM gonna have my cat Fix on monday is there anything i need to know like negative effect on the cat or nothing bad will happen???


thank you for your time

I'm sure someone more experienced with my along soon, but as far as I know the only risk (very small, but real) is anathestic - but this is exactly the same for humans.

Good luck.
post #3 of 24
Nothing bad with happen!! Don't worrry. She will be right back to normal after a week or so and the only thing is she may get a little lazier and gain a little weight hehe, but you can control that. If anything, you are cutting back the risk of cancer and disease and her reproducing and adding to the overpopulation in this world. You are doing a great thing. Plus the vet will give you a number to call if she is having any problems. It is like people surgery, there are possible complications, but I have never had that happen and it isn't a common occurance. Just follow the vet's advice and you should be fine.
post #4 of 24
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lol thanxs for the repsonce im a little worried Mimi (he not a she :-p) *long story why i called him that* going under a knife
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Billy8427
lol thanxs for the repsonce im a little worried Mimi (he not a she :-p) *long story why i called him that* going under a knife

Hey Billy...neuters are very quick and I have yet to run into a single issue with a neuter (I volunteer with a rescue group and we neuter hundreds of cats/kittens a year). It also is healthier for your boy to be neutered...so yes, you are doing a good thing.

Katie
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Billy8427
Mimi (he not a she :-p) *long story why i called him that*
Oh, do tell us.
post #7 of 24
Just to let you know when I took 8-Bit in to get fixed I cried in the vets office when he was carried away. The poor vet tech handed me a box of tissues and told me that everything was going to be okay. It's okay to be nervous,
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Satai
Oh, do tell us.

lol Well here goes *feels embarresed* but when i first got the cat with my gf by my side i saw Mimi he look soo cute the only himalayan there so i pick him out of the 4 persin that was there ...... i didn't even bother asking the ex- owners if it was a male or female .....well when i look i thought i saw a Female..... so i call him Mimi (a female name) been calling him that for like 2 months..... so i went to the vet and told him that Mimi was a female but when the doctor came to me he said, "You know Mimi is a Male" i was like What lol imside of me i was laughing really hard so instead of changin his name i just stuck with it cuz he already answers to Mimi :-p ......... so Mimi is apose to be a Female name but i made it to a Male name :-p........ me and my gf was laughing like anything when he said it a male :-p
post #9 of 24
Hi Billy!

I was very very nervous about Zissou's spay too! I don't do well with surgeries in general. However, neuter surgeries are about as routine a surgery as there can be, and the risk of complications is very low. Your only real risk is from the anesthesia, as mentioned, but for a young, healthy cat who has had medical care that risk is far outweighed by the chance of problems from not being neutered.

Many places do not even use stitches, the incision needed for a neuter is actually that small. Your boy Mimi (I love that name and your story about it!) will likely not even know what hit him.

Good luck! You are such a good cat daddy for having him neutered. While you are worried about him, just think of all the sad cats in shelters with no homes and also cleaning up spray from your walls, and you will feel much better about what you're doing. I could hardly sleep (her spay was at night) but she's fine!
post #10 of 24
My cat is getting neutered pretty soon. when male cats get fixed. do they
look like female cats?
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Billy8427
lol Well here goes *feels embarresed* but when i first got the cat with my gf by my side i saw Mimi he look soo cute the only himalayan there so i pick him out of the 4 persin that was there ...... i didn't even bother asking the ex- owners if it was a male or female .....well when i look i thought i saw a Female..... so i call him Mimi (a female name) been calling him that for like 2 months..... so i went to the vet and told him that Mimi was a female but when the doctor came to me he said, "You know Mimi is a Male" i was like What lol imside of me i was laughing really hard so instead of changin his name i just stuck with it cuz he already answers to Mimi :-p ......... so Mimi is apose to be a Female name but i made it to a Male name :-p........ me and my gf was laughing like anything when he said it a male :-p
That's cute My friends had a Katia til they went to the vet - now he's Damien.

Your policy is better though, he only answers to Baby, which was his nickname before and since.
post #12 of 24
Well, a kitty named Mimi like a boy named Sue!

You know, my male cat was totally fine after his surgery. He was bouncing around the house, was hungry, and wanted to play. My girl though, she looked awful. I still get sad when I remember how sad and miserable she looked after the surgery.

I think it may be easier on the males if where you are going is doing the newer method of spay/neuter... I guess they used to fully castrate the testicles, but now many places just nip the tubes.
post #13 of 24
He'll be fine. My boy was neutered a few weeks ago and he was his usual self when he came home from the vets. You'd never know he'd had anything done if it wasn't for the slightly matted fur around his rear end and a shaved paw!
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by KittyLova
My cat is getting neutered pretty soon. when male cats get fixed. do they
look like female cats?

lol i hope not


and thanxs for all your repsonce im still a little woried about my cat and a knife cutting him or how ever it is .........
post #15 of 24
When we brought Cooper home after being neutered, he was still under the anesthesia a bit. We opened his carrier and he came walking out, then he fell over on his side and cried a bit. There was nothing wrong with him, he was just still weak/numb. I just thought I'd mention that in case it happens with your cat. I don't want you to freak out like I did when it happened. He then got up and crawled into my lap and sat with me for a while. Then, my daughter wouldn't stop irritating him, so we decided to go out for an hour or so to let him rest peacefully. When we got home, he was just fine. Try not to worry (I know, easier said than done). This is such a routine procedure.
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
ummmm i have another cat in the house now im a litle nervus about how that cat gona act cuz he like to fight with him that one of the main reason im nurtering my cat (other cat not mine so i can;t make a decision about nutering that cat) i even tell the owner about nurtering but it like talkin to a brick wall


now my worry is that that cat gonna wanna fight with my cat after the sergery i duno how to handle it
post #17 of 24
They should probably be separated, at least until he's fully recovered from the surgery. When your cat comes home from the vet's he will smell different so the other cat will not recognize him. You can help this two ways: put pure vanilla extract (from the grocery or wherever, but not the imitation kind) under both of their chins and at the base of their tails. This way they will smell the same, or number two you can buy a Feliway Comfort Zone plugin which eases cat aggression, spraying, etc problems because it makes them very calm and feel better-- you won't smell it at all.

Sorry about your housemate not listening to you about getting the cat neutered. We all know exactly what that's like!
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
They should probably be separated, at least until he's fully recovered from the surgery. When your cat comes home from the vet's he will smell different so the other cat will not recognize him. You can help this two ways: put pure vanilla extract (from the grocery or wherever, but not the imitation kind) under both of their chins and at the base of their tails. This way they will smell the same, or number two you can buy a Feliway Comfort Zone plugin which eases cat aggression, spraying, etc problems because it makes them very calm and feel better-- you won't smell it at all.

Sorry about your housemate not listening to you about getting the cat neutered. We all know exactly what that's like!

but if i put that extract won't the cats try to lik it off them ???
post #19 of 24
No, not if you put it on the back of hte neck and under hte chin. And by then it will have done its work - the smell will stay long enough. Probably they will not fight again after that, or not as seriously, because your neutered cat will not seem like a rival to the other cat.
post #20 of 24
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Well i did it sorry i didn't post before but i got my cat nuetered on monday i was worried liek anything....but when i got him back he was drosy fallin when he walk and walk slow....but like an hr and a half he was walking better and not falling and back to a normal a little bit ...... but he was like a little iffy about being next to the other cat but the next day after surgery...... but now im glad it all over
post #21 of 24
Yay! I'm glad he had such a speedy recovery!
post #22 of 24
A neuter is much less invasive than a spay which is major abdominal surgery, and there are no stiches.

Most importantly the anesthesia is much shorter. A neuter only takes the vet a few minutes versus up to 30 minutes for a spay.

Also, most vets will give pain medication, usually butorphanol for a few days afterwards as well.

As far as weight gain after a spay, I feed a low calorie cat food, and try to play with me cat everyday to keep her lean.

Good luck!
post #23 of 24
Yay! I'm glad he's doing well!
post #24 of 24
OMG. Only if you were here with me when I got Birdie spayed.
I cried a LOT!!!!! Dont worry. He will be all right.
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