Question by  rlb08 (15)

Is there such a thing as incomplete neutering of male cats?


Answer by  Lynne49 (180)

Yes, incomplete neutering is caused when a testicle is tucked up in the abdomen or if testicular tissue remains. It can cause enough hormone imbalance to make a male spray his territory. Because, even a fully neutered cat can act stressed, you need to get a blood test to tell if it's hormones or a behavioral issue.


Answer by  melodym (51)

In rare cases, one of a male cat's testicles fails to drop, so the vet misses it during the surgery. This can result in an incomplete neutering, it's not harmful.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Yes. A testicle "tucked" in the cat's belly is common; sometimes the vet doesn't find one while performing the operation and assumes the cat is born without one testicle.


Answer by  stphaniecostello87 (159)

If the cat has an undescended testicle and the vet misses it (unlikely) then it is possible that later on the testicle could drop down.

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