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What is cat castration

Castration of a cat is a surgical or medical procedure, the purpose of which is to suppress libido and eliminate the sexual instincts in an animal.

With surgical castration under general anesthesia (anesthesia), the testes (testicles) located in or outside the scrotum are removed (see cryptorchidism).

With medical castration, the same goals are pursued, only the procedure is performed without general anesthesia. Currently, the Suprelorin implant is used for this, which is injected under the skin at the withers or into the skin and fat fold on the abdomen.

Regardless of the method of castration, the result is a change in hormonal levels, a decrease in the production of androgens (testosterone), and, as a result, changes in the behavior and life of the cat for the better.

At what age to castrate a cat?

Perhaps the most controversial opinion among veterinarians is about the age of the cat’s castration. Clearly defined encyclopedic data on this issue simply does not exist. Therefore, each doctor calls a figure based on his own experience and clinical observations.

We usually recommend neutering a cat between 7 and 9 months of age. This age is optimal from a physiological point of view. Up to 7 months, there is an intensive growth of the animal, the formation of all systems of organs and tissues. Before this age, we do not recommend castration. First of all, due to the anatomical features of the cat’s reproductive organs. After an operation performed at an early age, the genitourinary system ceases to develop. The penis and urethra remain underdeveloped. This does not interfere with a healthy animal, but, in the case of sand formation and the development of urolithiasis, it greatly complicates the treatment.

Large breed cats (for example, Maine Coon, Neva Masquerade, Kurilian Bobtail) can be castrated even earlier than 7 months of age, but only if the weight of the cat is more than 3 kilograms.

Why up to 9 months? By this age, puberty ends, the cat becomes a fully formed male. And his hormonal system is undergoing changes as well. Testosterone, a hormone that regulates libido, begins to be produced not only in the testes, but also in other endocrine glands. the pituitary and adrenal glands. Accordingly, when a cat is castrated after 9 months of age, the hormonal background can remain high for quite a long time. up to six months. And owners’ expectations of a quick castration effect may not be met.

Of course, the above does not mean that after 9 months it is impossible to castrate a cat. It is possible, but it should be remembered that the effect of castration may appear later than expected, as well as the fact that with each year of the animal’s life, the anesthetic risks of the operation increase.

After the age of 7 years, the approach to the operation should be especially responsible, because the animal is already moving into the category of elderly and requires increased attention of the veterinarian. Before castration, it is usually recommended to check the functioning of the kidneys, liver and heart of the cat. For this purpose, a biochemical blood test, ultrasound diagnostics and electrocardiography are carried out. After that, the doctor makes a decision about the operation or offers alternative options.

Possible complications after cat castration

Usually, cats tolerate the operation well and complications after castration are rare. However, you should be wary and seek qualified help in the cases below.

  • Bleeding from the wound. A few drops of blood appearing in the area of ​​the wound are not a complication. If the blood flows out actively or runs in a trickle, it is possible that the ligature has come off or a biological knot has untied. In this case, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
  • Self-injury. If the cat actively licks the scrotum in the first days after castration, the wound inflicted by the cat to itself during compulsive licking can become a complication. To prevent this, it is enough to put on a protective collar around the animal’s neck. You can remove the collar 3-5 days after the operation.
  • Inflammation, wound suppuration, abscesses. In any veterinary clinic, during castration, a number of antiseptic procedures are performed to prevent such complications. In the case of castration of a cat at home, postoperative suppuration is not excluded due to insufficient sterility of the room, fetidity of the suture material, the doctor’s attitude to his work, etc. If you suspect that the wound is suppurating, contact your veterinarian immediately.
  • Fistulas as a result of ligature rejection. Due to the individual specific reaction to the suture material, the cat’s body may begin to reject it. After the operation, sometimes after several months, a fistula forms on the skin of the scrotum, from which a surgical thread can “peep out”. However, fistulas are rare in cats. Treatment. reoperation and removal of the ligature. Currently, most veterinarians prefer the ligature-free method of castration, so the percentage of such complications is vanishingly small.
  • Urolithiasis (more precisely, lack of urination, obstruction of the urethra with sand). By itself, urolithiasis has nothing to do with castration. Bladder sand occurs in both castrated and non-castrated cats. However, after castration, especially when it is performed at an early age, the lumen of the urethra narrows. Prevention of the formation of calculi in the urine consists in the correct feeding of the cat after castration. Read more below.

Methods and methods of neutering a cat

Currently, a cat can be castrated by two methods. surgical and medication.

Classic cat neutering surgery
Surgical intervention is performed using anesthesia and always aims to remove the testes after dissecting the scrotum. The only difference is how to prevent bleeding. The main bleeding during castration of a cat can be from the spermatic cord (this is the neurovascular bundle in which an artery, vein, nerve, lymphatic vessel and vas deferens pass) after removal of the testicle.

  • Ligation of the spermatic cord with a surgical thread. With this method, absorbable or non-absorbable suture material is used, with which the surgeon ties up the cord, preventing bleeding (photo 10-12).
  • Castration of a cat on a biological knot, when the spermatic cord itself is tied into a knot without the use of a ligature (photo 6-9).

The terms “bloodless castration method”, “laparoscopic castration method”, “seamless castration method”, etc. found on the Internet. nothing more than a marketing ploy to attract attention to the services of the creators of these “methods”.

Medical (chemical) castration of a cat
The choice of this method of castration allows you to do without anesthesia and surgical intervention. An implant Suprelorin is inserted under the skin of the animal, the active substance of which is slowly absorbed and provides a long-term castration effect. The duration of action in cats is from six months to 3 years. If plans change and the cat needs to be tied earlier, the implant can be removed surgically.

I consider it necessary to warn about one unpleasant feature of the use of Suprelorin for the owner: during the first 3 weeks after the introduction of the implant, the cat will have the opposite effect to the expected effect. the libido increases, which marks and marks the territory even more. This is due to the mechanism of action of the drug. first, there is an excitement of the hypothalamic-pituitary system, and then a steady suppression and the effect of castration. Therefore, if the priority is to quickly eliminate sexual behavior, chemical castration is not the best method.

Installation of the implant will be of interest to owners of cat catteries who do not plan to breed a cat yet, but it may be required in the future.

Also, this method is recommended as an alternative to traditional surgical castration in case of detection of pathologies in which the use of anesthesia is contraindicated or undesirable (HCM, hepato-, nephropathy, advanced age of the animal).

Caring for a cat after surgery

After castration, a cat requires some care. Many veterinary clinics offer a postoperative hospital service. the animal is placed in a separate box with an optimal microclimate, monitored until complete recovery from anesthesia, then given to the owners.

If your veterinary clinic does not provide such services or if you decide to operate on a cat at home, below are our recommendations for caring for a cat after neutering:

  • In order to prevent vomiting and aspiration of the respiratory tract with vomit, it is not recommended to feed the cat for 24 hours after castration. Water can be offered 4-6 hours after the cat regains consciousness.
  • While the animal is unconscious, it is best to place it on the floor. Do not put the cat on a sofa or table, as he can fall when he comes to himself. In addition, spontaneous urination is possible during anesthesia, so it is advisable to spread an absorbent diaper.
  • The bright light irritates the optic nerve when coming out of anesthesia. If possible, create twilight in the room by drawing the curtains. This will make it more comfortable for the cat to wake up.
  • In anesthesia, the body temperature decreases by 1.0 o C-1.5 o C. To prevent hypothermia, especially if the room is cool, it is advisable to place the cat in the area of ​​the radiator, but not next to electrical appliances that have an open heating element. You can also use a plastic bottle filled with hot tap water (not boiling water!). put the cat on a warm bed, place a bottle next to it and cover the animal with a thick cloth, blanket, old sweater, etc. This recommendation applies to the cold season. No additional warming is required in warm and hot weather.
  • Under anesthesia, cats are unable to blink, so it is recommended to periodically instill sterile saline, water for injection, contact lens fluid, or non-antibiotic eye drops (eg, Diamond Eyes) on the cornea before waking up.
  • The duration of deep sleep in anesthesia is from 15 to 120 minutes, depending on the route of administration and the dose of drugs. At this time, it is necessary to ensure that the cat does not bury its nose somewhere and suffocate.
  • Coming out of anesthesia, the cat can show aggression. For the next day, give the animal complete rest, do not try to wake him up by force. Try to restrict access to the area for other cats and dogs, and keep children out. The time of complete recovery from the state of anesthesia varies from 6 hours to a day, depending on the individual characteristics of the organism. When the cat comes to its senses, for some time (up to 8 hours), there may be a shaky gait, lethargy, drowsiness, vomiting, and involuntary urination. This is a normal post-anesthetic condition, you should not worry.
  • The castration wound is not sutured, therefore, in order to avoid getting cat litter into it, it is advisable to reduce its layer to a minimum or even replace it with newspapers, an absorbent diaper or toilet paper for several days. This will prevent the ingress of small particles and eliminate complications.
  • During the first hours after the operation, it is possible to moisten the wound with blood. Slight bleeding is acceptable and not dangerous to the animal. The wound can be dried with a sterile gauze pad. In case of significant bleeding (more than 1 ml), it is better to consult a veterinarian.
  • Often, cats are overly diligent in hygiene castration wounds and can injure her with their rough tongue. To prevent self-injury, it is advisable to purchase and wear a protective collar for several days. It does not interfere with food intake, but does not allow the cat to get to the wound.
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Cons of neutering a cat:

  • The risk of urethral obstruction by sand increases with the development of urolithiasis. The owner will be required to feed the cat for life with special food to prevent the formation of urinary calculi.
  • Decreased activity of the animal leads to the formation of excess weight and increases the risk of developing diseases of the cardiovascular system. Feeding industrial diets for neutered cats and, most importantly, adhering to the daily feeding norms indicated on the package will prevent the development of obesity.
  • High anesthetic risks associated with general anesthesia. The older the animal, the higher the risk of anesthesia. Therefore, it is better to perform castration up to 2-3 years. For older animals, medical castration is recommended.

Why Castration?

“Perhaps it is better not to mock nature and leave everything as it is?” some pet owners will ask. After all, the possibility of reproduction is the main mechanism for preserving the species. And if we were talking about cats living in the wild, the question of the need for castration was not raised. However, we are talking about domestic cats living in city apartments. These animals are deprived of the opportunity to satisfy their own sexual instincts. As a result, the behavior of the cat, ready to mate, changes in a negative direction. the animal vocalizes loudly (screams) and marks the territory with the secret of special glands with a very unpleasant odor. And sooner or later the owner decides to castrate the cat.

We always recommend neutering cats that are not intended for breeding, since the advantages of the operation are much greater than the disadvantages.

Myth 8: Castration shortens life span

Many owners are concerned about the question: “How long do castrated cats live?” Opponents of this procedure spread the opinion that castrated animals age faster, get sick more often and leave much earlier than non-castrated pets. However, the conclusions of veterinarians are the opposite: castration increases life expectancy by an average of 3-5 years. Why?

  • do not participate in fights for territory and “ladies of the heart”;
  • do not mate with stray, 100% sick cats (yard cattle always have a number of genital infections and are certainly infected with either worms or fleas, and more often both);
  • are not inclined to “go on a spree” indefinitely. The risk of getting lost, dying under the wheels of a car or in the mouth of an angry dog ​​is minimized;
  • do not suffer from constant hormonal “bursts”;
  • do not experience the stress of not being able to fully satisfy their instincts;
  • do not run the risk of developing cancer of the testicles, prostate, prostatitis and many other diseases from which non-castrated cats suffer.

Neutered animals, other things being equal (feeding, heredity, etc.), live longer than their non-castrated compatriots. Of course, we are not talking about pedigree producers. this is a completely different story.

Myth 7: A neutered cat cannot mate.

Can a neutered cat mate? Yes, if he had experience before the procedure, and then communicates with a cat ready for mating. Some breeders specifically keep such cats as a “sedative” for cats that go into the “hunt”, but the breeder does not plan to receive offspring from them at the moment. If the cat has never mated before the procedure, then, most likely, he will not show interest in the opposite sex. If a cat mated before castration, but after that does not communicate with cats for several months, most likely he will not remember his past exploits.

If the neutered cat wants a cat, perhaps too little time has passed after the procedure (the testosterone level is still high enough) or the pet had a lot of experience before neutering (in this case, it is necessary to limit its communication with the opposite sex for some time so that the cat will “forget” about March adventures).

Behavior after cat neutering surgery

Myth 2: After castration, animals become lazy, lethargic and infantile.

This myth arose due to the fact that cats are most often castrated either during adolescence (6-9 months) or in adulthood (6-8 years). The kitten grows up, becomes less playful, and the owners associate character changes with castration. The same applies to mature animals. the cat becomes more sedate, more balanced, and the person thinks: “Well, a year ago he castrated the pet, and he turned into a lazybones.” In fact, it is strange to assume that castration can turn a playful cat into a sleepy sleepyhead. The character depends on a huge number of factors, including:

  • type of GNI (choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic);
  • heredity;
  • breed affiliation;
  • diet;
  • Lifestyle;
  • conditions of detention and much more.

Sometimes owners take for the playfulness the increased activity of the cat, associated with an overabundance of sexual energy. The cat runs around the apartment in circles, bounces on various objects, constantly in motion, not because he likes it, but because he is driven by the reproductive instinct. He literally doesn’t know what to do with himself. After castration, an animal that is calm by nature will stop looking for a partner and will enjoy life, but a really playful cat will remain so.

Myth 4: Neutered cats are more likely to suffer from ICD.

Cats are much more likely to suffer from urolithiasis than cats. Cats are spayed much more often than cats are spayed. If you castrate a kitten at an early age (2-3 months), there is a high probability that the urethra will not be able to develop enough, it will be narrower than that of an uncastrated or timely neutered cat (6-9 months). A cat’s urethra is longer and narrower than that of a cat. These facts led to the emergence of this myth. In fact, castration does not provoke ICD. This disease develops for other reasons: unhealthy diet, insufficient fluid intake, hereditary predisposition, urinary tract infections, etc. Feline ICD received close attention back in the 1960s. Even then, the disease was widespread, and castration of pets was, on the contrary, a rather rare procedure.

Myth 1: If a cat is tagging, castration will definitely solve the problem.

Cats and cats mark territory for many reasons. This includes territorial claims, and feelings of lack of attention, and pain syndrome. Any stress can cause this behavior. Castration is effective only when the tags are associated with the cat’s sexual activity, with his desire to declare himself, to find a partner. Sometimes a cat marks after castration for several weeks or even months, and then the behavior changes for the better. this is due to the fact that the level of hormones decreases not on the day of the operation, but gradually, gradually reaching the optimal level. Do cats tag after castration? Definitely yes, if the labels are not directly related to the reproductive instinct. Castration is not a panacea!

Myth 5: After castration, a cat should not be given fish.

Fish is not natural food for cats. In nature, only some species of felines (far from being the closest relatives of domesticated mules) have adapted to fishing. Fish was introduced into the diet of cats due to the cheapness of the product. Constant feeding with fish leads to a violation of the mineral balance (one of the reasons for the occurrence of ICD), vitamin deficiency, a decrease in blood clotting and other “pleasant” consequences. However, this applies to the entire feline tribe, not just castrated cats.

Can neutered cats eat fish? Yes, because it contains many useful substances, incl. Omega-3 fatty acids. But not more than once a week, always seafood, boneless, boiled. And, of course, the portion must be adequate.

Myth 6: After castration, the cat will stop yelling, tearing furniture and wallpaper, scratching, etc.

In many cases, the undesirable behavior of cats is associated with the reproductive instinct. the pet “sings” all night long, spoils furniture and clothes, attacks guests, as it experiences stress due to dissatisfaction. In situations like this, castration is indeed an effective method of correcting the problem. But sometimes a castrated cat yells all day, bites, tears the wallpaper and does everything possible to “harm” even months after the procedure. in this case, it is necessary to look for the reason, identify the factor that prompts the pet to behave in this way (stress, illness, lack of attention, etc.).

Myth 9: Neutered cats are bad hunters.

Not true. Castrated cats catch mice just as well as their non-castrated counterparts. In general, it is strange to think that the absence of testes can in any way affect the hunting instincts. After castration, a mouse cat will go hunting with the same pleasure as before (or maybe with great enthusiasm, because now there is no need to be distracted by friends). But if the cat is fed to the limit, then yes. he will simply be too lazy to go somewhere. But here it all depends on the owner. you can overfeed any animal.

The cat has already had contact with cats

An adult cat with sexual experience can continue to copulate instinctively. An estrus cat will still be attractive to neuter. If after the operation 1-2 weeks have not passed, then intercourse can have consequences. The remaining viable spermatozoa in the body are capable of fertilization. After this period, the process is pure physiology and does not need to be adjusted. This habit can last for months, years, or a lifetime.

We must remember! For a cat, intercourse with castrate can result in a false pregnancy, which is not very good.

Can a neutered cat mate with a cat?

The decision to castrate a pet is dictated by various reasons. In the first place is the unwillingness to have offspring from him. The behavior of a sexually mature animal is also important. These are constant running away, fights with other cats, marks all over the house and aggression. After the operation, many questions are removed. The pet becomes affectionate and predictable. Sexual desires that have persisted for a short time soon pass without a trace.

Little time has passed since castration

Of no small importance is the ability of the adrenal glands to intensively produce male sex hormones (androgens). After removal of the testes, their concentration remains for some time. The cat can still impregnate the cat.

Temperamental cats with a strong sex constitution may be eager for sex years after surgery. This is due to the production of sex hormones by the pituitary gland. Such hyperactivity should be neutralized with hormonal agents. The specialist will conduct the necessary examination and prescribe treatment.

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Is a cat able to mate with a female after castration?

Whether a cat after castration can want a cat depends on some circumstances. It is not uncommon for a castrated cat to remain able to please the female even after surgery. The catteries of such individuals contain specifically to calm down teething cats if they do not want to have offspring. Sexual intercourse will be complete, satisfying the natural needs of the cat. Pregnancy with such a connection will not occur.

Why does a cat after castration want a cat. features of behavior before and after

An emaciated cat is quite capable of mating. It is easy to understand. a castrate tries to mount a cat, if there is one, makes movements similar to sexual intercourse with a soft toy and with any soft object. Especially if he already had such an experience. The owner unknowingly begins to blame the operating veterinarian and find out if a castrated cat can mate with a cat.

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Sometimes the reason is in the way of castration or sterilization. Experts use the following options:

  • orchiectomy, or excision of the testes;
  • vasoresection (ligation of the spermatic cord);
  • vasectomy (cutting the spermatic cord).

In the last two (if only sterilized), testosterone production does not stop. The desire to mate does not disappear in any way. The cat has full sexual intercourse, but without fertilization.

In the first case, the production of sex hormones is excluded. The cat ceases to be a male and loses interest in cats. Sharp-smelling marks, night screams, damage to property remain in the past.

Need to know! Castration reduces the risk of malignant tumors in the urogenital area.

It would be wrong to expect changes in the cat’s behavior. In ordinary life, he remains the same as he was before castration. The degree of activity and mobility will not decrease. Changes will affect only the genital area. But you will have to completely revise the feeding scheme and diet. Now the cat does not need to spend calories on the production of semen, on active search, courtship and sexual intercourse. Fights with rivals are also excluded. By the way, reductions in physical activity can be replenished with additional walks, active games.

No problem with untied cats. After castration, they immediately disappear all signs of sexual desire. They won’t ask for a cat or mark them anymore.

The operation was performed by an unscrupulous doctor

The desire for sexual intercourse and conception can occur with inadequate castration. Cryptorchidism is observed in 2% of cats, that is, one or both testicles remain inside the pelvic cavity, do not descend into the scrotum. The testes can even be located in the thigh area, at the base of the penis, between the anus and the penis. In this situation, an inexperienced or unscrupulous doctor can cut out only what is in the scrotum, and the remaining, completely working, will perform its function.

Need to know! Cryptorchidism is a pathology. It must be eliminated even without planning castration. The negative side of the phenomenon is that an undescended testis can be reborn into a seminal, that is, a cancerous tumor.

In order to avoid mistakes, before going to the veterinarian about the operation, the owner is advised to independently feel the cat’s scrotum. Two beans should be felt.

The bad effects of castration can have another cause, such as early emasculation. Interference with the kitten’s urogenital system can lead to underdevelopment of the urethra, which will lead to inflammation. A young animal tends to catch a cold. There is also a danger of early castration. this is incomplete removal of the testis. The rest will produce a certain amount of sex hormones. The cat will be almost a full-fledged male.

For these reasons, experts recommend neutering the animal no earlier than six months. Better yet, wait until 7-9 months of age, or at least wait for both testicles to descend into the scrotum.

Interesting! It is not worth waiting for the prolapse of the testes in a tricolor kitten. Only a kitty can be tricolor.

Usually, cryptorchid cats can be operated on only a year after birth or later. Therefore, it makes sense to wait for the prolapse of the testes in a natural way. Otherwise, there will be an abdominal operation with the removal of an undescended testicle and an external one. from the scrotum. In the future, such cats do not differ from healthy ones.

Need to know! Before the operation, it is imperative to donate blood and urine for analysis.

It will not hurt to have a complete examination by a specialist. Symptoms of cardiovascular and liver failure often lead to sad consequences. Getting out of anesthesia is complicated. In the presence of such problems, examination and treatment should be carried out.

The operation can also lead to adverse consequences in the development of the body as a whole. Internal organs are formed with the participation of hormones, also genital. Their exclusion can lead to chronic diseases, such as urolithiasis.

Important! The operated animal should be taken away from the clinic only after complete recovery from anesthesia.

What to do if a cat wants a cat after neutering

How to behave with a cat after castration, whether a cat can copulate with a cat, you should ask your veterinarian. Further strictly adhere to the recommendations.

Any operation, such as castration, is an open wound. Sometimes an animal has changes that are not related to sex drive, that is, it can refuse food, become inactive. Discharge from the surgical incision may appear. These reasons are associated with postoperative complications. Cats usually lick their wounds, but after that it is better to rinse them and treat them with a disinfectant solution (brilliant green, potassium permanganate).

Colds are not uncommon. A weakened body can easily become infected with infectious diseases such as feline flu, pneumonia, and so on. Then only a specialist will help.

If the cat feels healthy, including in terms of male interest in the female, then you should:

  • provide him with a separate space;
  • adjust the power plan;
  • maintain interest in active games;
  • squeeze it as little as possible to avoid affecting erogenous areas;
  • do not punish the pet;
  • communicate more often and for a long time;
  • provide a comfortable place with sun loungers, scratching posts.

Need to know! If there are several cats of different sexes in the room, food and cat trays should be placed in different places according to the number of animals.

It also happens that a cat remains sexually active for a long time, even aggressive. In this case, sedatives, selected by a specialist, help. Whether a cat after castration can have a cat or not, the operation renders him unable to produce offspring. If he does cages, it will not harm him or his partner.

Cat lovers, especially experienced ones, understand the consequences of neutering a domestic cat. The behavior of the animal will depend on several reasons. If the cat is not untied, this is one thing, if love dates have happened before, this is another. But in any case, in the first weeks or months after the operation, libido will persist. Caring, affection, involvement in active games will help the cat to quickly cope with the consequences of surgery.

Behavior of cats after castration

As a rule, if the castration operation is carried out according to all the rules, the cat’s sexual instincts gradually disappear over several weeks or months. The duration of this period depends on the individual, physiological characteristics of the body, age, temperament of the cat.

At first, if the cat has already had contact with females, the male may show interest in the cats and even try to cover them. Although the interest will not be as clearly expressed as before the operation. There is nothing wrong with that. Of course, in veterinary practice, there were isolated cases when a castrated male mated with a cat, and she gave birth to offspring. But this is an exception to the rule and most likely this is due to a violation of the rules of castration.

Some owners of cats who have preserved their sexual instinct do not take any measures if, for example, there is a female in the house who, for one reason or another, should not have offspring. Contact with a castrated cat has a calming effect on the cat and does not harm its health.

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It is also worth considering that if two or three males live in a house and one of the pets is unsuccessfully castrated, relationships of the “he-she” type often develop.

How is the operation performed

For a furry friend, the operation is completely painless. During the operation, the pet is under anesthesia.

In the meantime, the veterinarian removes the hair around the genitals, gently cuts the scrotum and removes the testes. The procedure takes no more than half an hour. After the end of the procedure, the animal comes to life, usually it takes a day to recover. During this period of time, the pet needs to provide physical rest and prepare a comfortable sleeping place.

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What to do for pet owners

If a cat after castration wants a cat, he needs to provide:

  • rational, balanced nutrition;
  • motor and mental activity (games, walks);
  • separated from cats (2-3 months);
  • avoiding excessive, overexciting caresses.
  • do not punish the cat;
  • devote time to communication;
  • create a comfort zone (hammocks, playgrounds, scratching posts).

A new cat or cat can be taken after 2-3 months, gradually accustoming the animals to each other. Each must have an individual tray, feeding container, sleeping place.

The decision to castrate a pet is dictated by various reasons. In the first place is the unwillingness to have offspring from him. The behavior of a sexually mature animal is also important. These are constant running away, fights with other cats, marks all over the house and aggression. After the operation, many questions are removed. The pet becomes affectionate and predictable. Sexual desires that have persisted for a short time soon pass without a trace.

Why castrate pets

True pet lovers wonder why they need to castrate or neuter furry household members and violate their natural instincts. However, the second half of loving owners believe that it is much more humane to use surgical intervention than to keep the furry friend locked up and endure his negative behavior.

It is possible not to deprive an animal of the sex glands only if it has free access to the street.

In this case, the animal does not nasty in the apartment and does not cause discomfort, since, if necessary, it can mate and cope with sexual need. If we are talking about pets, you should not give up the castration procedure.

Other reasons

Cat owners often prefer vasectomy, chemical sterilization. In the first case, the testes are not removed, but only the spermatic cord is tied. Despite the low trauma of this technique, this procedure is not very effective and gives a short-term result. In males, after a while, in any case, sooner or later, sexual instincts will appear and the only way out is to conduct a second operation, full castration.

Before deciding on the neutering of a cat, we recommend that you learn in more detail about the techniques, consequences, possible risks of the chosen method.

Little time has passed since castration

The behavior of males changes some time after sterilization. The desire for sex persists for another 15 to 60 days, depending on the temperament and sexual constitution of the animal. Some castrates show interest in females even years after the procedure. sex hormones are secreted not only by the testes, but also by the pituitary gland and adrenal glands. Sometimes their number is excessive.

What to do if a cat wants a cat after neutering

If a castrated cat continues to get excited at the sight of a female, shows anxiety, wants to constantly walk, leaves marks in the house, apartment, consult a veterinarian. The specialist will select hormonal agents, sedatives to correct the behavior of your pet.

If the cat is very angry, shows aggression, begins to meow heart-rendingly or sticks to females living in the same apartment, splash water on it or distract attention with a delicacy or toy. This will not cause any harm to the pet, but it will moderate its ardor.

As a sedative, cats can be given “Cat Bayun”, “Stop-stress”, “Xylazin”, “Fitex”, “Fospasin”. Consult your veterinarian regarding the choice of drugs, dosages, frequency of administration.

The main reason for the preservation of the sexual instinct in cats is incorrect or untimely castration.

If the operation is performed according to all the rules, do not worry if the cat shows interest in females. Be patient. Over time, the behavior of the mustachioed pet will stabilize. The cat will become calmer, more peaceful, the hormonal background will return to normal. To make the male calm down faster, surround the cat with affection, care, attention.

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The cat is a popular companion animal. Does not require complex care, easily adapts to living conditions, improves mood after a hard day, helps relieve stress.

But as the kitten grows up, problems also increase. The pet begins to mark the apartment and things, scream at night, rip off the wallpaper and furniture with its claws, tries to dominate. The reason is attraction to the opposite sex.

The cat has already had contact with cats

Castration should be done strictly before the first mating occurs. If the cat has already covered the cat, then do not expect miracles after the operation. He will continue to want her on a reflex level.

This means that it will continue to stomp, shout and mark the territory. This behavior is directly related to the fact that cats, which have already experienced satisfaction from intimacy, and after castration continue to produce sex hormones, although not only by the genitals, but also by some brain regions.

In this complex process, the pituitary gland (an important gland in the brain) plays the main role, which is naturally not removed during castration.

The operation was performed by an unscrupulous doctor

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a veterinarian to mislead the owners of a cat.

This also happens during home surgery. About 2% of cats are cryptorchids: one testicle is located in the abdominal cavity or under the skin, which means it does not enter the scrotum. In this case, the removal of the testicle is carried out by the method of abdominal surgery.

In this case, an additional incision is made in order to extract it. An experienced veterinarian, already upon examination, can reveal the presence of cryptorchidism, suggesting options for solving this problem.

An unscrupulous doctor can also see the presence of pathology, but will keep silent about it so as not to lose money. The veterinarian will place the clamps on one testicle and the other will function safely. And the owners, upon arriving home, will wonder why their cat continues to stomp and get excited.

To avoid such problems, always contact only proven clinics, where your acquaintances or friends have already taken their pets and were satisfied.

Little time has passed since castration

Not much time has passed since the operation

If your cat continues to stomp and get aroused after being castrated, it may not have been enough time. It is necessary to wait a little until the hormonal background decreases.

Often this period lasts no more than three weeks. But sometimes this process is delayed for several months. However, you should not worry, because every day the sex drive will manifest itself less and less.

Why does a castrated cat stomp and get aroused?

Almost every person experiences a feeling of tenderness when looking at a little kitten. This mischievous fluffy miracle gives a sea of ​​positive to all household members, especially children. But not every owner, acquiring a kitten, wants him to continue his kind in the future. This is due to two main reasons: in order not to listen to constant heart-rending screams at night, and not to be in the eternal search for the source of a pungent unpleasant odor that cats emit during “binge” periods.

Both reasons directly affect the comfort and peace of the whole family, so cat owners try to find ways to minimize their interest in cats, often choosing surgical solutions to this problem.

Why does a cat continue to be attracted to cats after neutering?

Many people who keep cats think that as soon as their pet undergoes a castration operation, it will never show sexual attraction again. But sometimes everything happens the other way around.

A little about the castration of cats

The operation itself does not last long, but preparation for it may take longer.

It is easier for cats to perform a castration operation than sterilizing cats, because the cat has causal organs outside.

The doctor makes mini incisions near the scrotum and tightens the seminiferous tubules with special clamps, or the testicles are completely removed. Sterilization is a longer operation: the ovaries are removed, and sometimes the entire uterus, after which the cat must be in a corset until the sutures are tightened.

So, the most important point in the matter of neutering a cat is choosing a clinic and a doctor. It is important to be with the animal at all times after the operation. Watch your pet’s behavior. And remember: a properly performed operation by an experienced doctor is a guarantee that your cat, after castration, will eventually stop trampling and taking an interest in cats.

General information on castration

Many owners do not want to neuter their cats, as they find the procedure difficult and dangerous. In fact, it is difficult to call castration an operation, the whole process takes 15–20 minutes, the purpose of which is to remove the testes. However, castration is performed under general anesthesia, with the use of supportive therapy, therefore it is considered a full-fledged operation.

The optimal time for the operation is 7-9 months of age. In theory, a cat can be castrated from the moment the testicles descend into the scrotum. The procedure is best done before the manifestation of sexual desire. Some veterinarians do not recommend surgery before 5 months of age because the hormones secreted by the testes affect bone formation. However, not so long ago in Europe, studies were carried out that showed that castration at the age of 2-3 months is more easily tolerated by both females and males.

Important! At least 2 weeks before castration, the cat needs to drive out the worms and complete the vaccination.

Cryptorchid cats are castrated much later, at the age of one or even later. The fact is that the testicles can descend in a natural way. If this does not happen, castration is performed using abdominal surgery. Cryptorchid cats need to be neutered, since they have a very high risk of developing serious ailments and inflammation of the genitourinary system. After castration, cryptorchids are no different from healthy cats.

Before neutering a cat, you need to prepare.

  • At least you need to get blood and urine tests.
  • At a preliminary examination by a veterinarian, special attention should be paid to possible deviations in the work of the cardiovascular system. If there is the slightest suspicion of a malfunction of the heart or liver, castration is postponed and a more detailed examination is carried out. The fact is that the risk of complications during surgery is most often associated with cardiac arrest, and problems with recovery from anesthesia are usually caused by liver failure.

Important! Being overweight or underweight is a serious contraindication for castration.

Why does a cat after castration want a cat. features of behavior before and after

What if the cat after castration wants a cat? Usually this question is asked by owners, whose pets continue to tag and scream after the procedure. How to distinguish sexual desire from an excited state and how to quickly get rid of the pet’s bad habits.

How castration affects cat behavior

Castration is the only guaranteed method for eliminating a cat’s sex drive and reducing the intensity of the behavioral factors associated with this instinct. In order to understand what exactly will change in the behavior of the cat, it is easiest to consider the habits that the cat exhibits against the background of sexual arousal.

Marks are the most obvious signal of the male to attract the female. Tags are traces of special liquids (secrets) with an individual odor. Secrets can be contained:

  • In urine.
  • In feces.
  • In sweat between the fingers.

Urine marks are left in a particularly demonstrative way. the cat lifts its tail and splashes urine. Feces marks are the same heaps, only more fragrant. Even when you take everything away, the smell will remain. Very often, feces marks are misunderstood, believing that the cat is crap in the house. Scratching walls, wallpaper, curtains and doors is also a way to leave marks.

Note! Castration helps to get rid of the desire to tag in a cat, but eliminating bad habits can take time.

Heart-rending screams, especially at night, is also a manifestation of sexual desire. The cat waits for the night and starts screaming heart-rendingly so that the cat hears his call and answers. Castration solves this problem almost immediately. If the cat was mated before castration, the process of balancing hormonal levels can take up to 6-9 months.

The defiant behavior and aggression that the cat began to show during the sexual hunt is a natural consequence of dissatisfaction. Just do not confuse the concepts, the cat does not feel satisfaction from mating, but it is very stressful if he has nowhere to throw out the accumulated energy.

After castration, the cat becomes more affectionate, and the mood swings disappear over time. Again, peaks in activity and mood swings should not be compared. The peak of activity is when a calm cat begins to rush, jump, and true discouragement is read on his face. After 10-15 minutes, the pet calms down and behaves as if nothing had happened. Peaks of activity are a kind of discharge or a way to blow off steam.

Sexual hunting in a cat after castration. it is important to know!

How to deal with sexual desire, which continues to torment a cat after castration. The solution to the problem depends on the cause and manifestations of the unacceptable behavior. The rarest case is when the cat continues to get excited by smelling the cat. There are only two options: wait or use hormone therapy. After castration, it may take six months or more to restore normal hormonal levels. If the pet is badly marks or shows aggression, you can resort to a course of hormonal drugs that will bring the system into balance in a few days.

Marks after castration do not always indicate sexual heat. Urine traces may not be marks at all. Quite often, with cystitis, urolithiasis and inflammation of the genitals, it becomes painful for a cat to go to the toilet. Knowing that the litter box is associated with pain, the cat begins to write in the wrong places. Most often, traces appear on soft surfaces: sofas, carpets, clothes, shoes. By the way, the smell of urine of a cat that suffers from problems with the genitourinary system is very pungent and similar to the smell of tags.

When urinating, the cat should be safe and calm. If the pet is not comfortable, it may urinate on the bed or other furniture. The choice of location is based on several criteria: the back must be protected, the view must be good (at a height), the surface must be soft. It is due to the fact that the cat does not feel safe very often urine stains are found on the owner’s bed.

If a cat lifts its tail, it does not mean that it is aiming. Even neutered, but temperamental cats often remain in the habit of demonstrating their territoriality. Imitation of the mark becomes a ritual without consequences. It is not worth fighting this habitual one, as it is one of the factors of self-confidence.

Traces of urine, especially on things or the bed, can indicate jealousy, rather than sexual desire. Cats are quite often jealous of new tenants, newborn babies or other pets. The motivation of such marks is twofold, the cat can express tender feelings, care and a desire to protect the object of adoration. or, conversely, show dissatisfaction and a desire to get rid of the invader. In both cases, the problem must be solved gradually and carefully. The cat will get used to the new family member, and until this happens, the owner needs to pay more attention to the pet.

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