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my cat had pyometra, treated with medication. 2months since then - she's pregnant now

so im from a third world country and we have lots of strays around. i look after two of them, one was diagnosed with pyometra, i consulted with a not-so-experienced vet online, and got suggested some ...
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There's a small red bump on my dog's stitches after neutering. From one of the stitch there was some oozing. It looks concerning [duplicate]

So I had my 1.5 year old labrador dog neutered and it's been one month since neutering everything was fine at first but today I noticed there were some small red bumps on the stitches and it was ...
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How long should neutered cat use shredded newspaper litter box?

I neutered my cat yesterday and changed his litter box so that it's full of shredded newspaper. For how long should he stay away from his regular sand litter box? Cleaning a litter box full of ...
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What types of spaying/neutering are possible?

I saw a sentence in a deleted answer, and it started me to think: In Europe they don’t spay and neuter. They tie tubes and do vasectomies on pets. For me each kind of "surgery" to avoid ...
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Did neutering stunt my dog's growth?

When I took my dog to the vet for the first time, the vet said he would grow between 80 and 100 pounds, then recommended he be neutered to prevent him from mating if he ever escaped. I do not believe ...
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Blister over stitches

Had my dog spayed a couple weeks ago. As of last night, the stitches were fine. This morning, I snapped this picture. The skin around the blister is taught and it does look filled with fluid. It doesn'...
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Is it a different procedure for a spay during heat than one not during?

We're considering having our small Cairn spayed. However, as she's in heat, the vet added an extra charge which is some multiple of the spaying itself. The charge is just "spay in heat". ...
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Cat incision opened up after neutering

My 6 month old male cat was neutered 5 days ago. Since we have to go on a trip tomorrow morning and he's going to be alone for 2 days, I removed his Elizabeth collar an hour ago so that he can be ...
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How to ensure proper food for a stray or feral cat after neutering?

I live in a city with lots of stray and feral cats. Very close to where I live there are a couple of kittens (~ 4-5 months and ~ 2-month year old). My wife and I already rescued a cat a couple of ...
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How do I care for a freshly neutered cat that hates my guts?

So, I adopted a cat about two weeks ago who was unneutered and abandoned by the person who had had him for his whole life (2 years). I have been told by the vet that he's sweet and the friend who's ...
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My neutered dog incision [closed]

My male dog just got neutered about 3 days ago and I’m really concerned about the way his incision site looks like. I was wondering if that’s the way it looks as it’s healing or if it’s infected !!?
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Hyperactive kitten after neuter surgery?

I took my kitten in to get neutered yesterday and when I picked him up he was obviously out of it, but still pretty aware of his surroundings. The vet tech gave us a rundown of what to expect and I ...
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Does neutering a feral (4 yrs) tomcat impede his ability to protect his territory?

It is known that testosterone is a major component in muscle growth. So if an adult tomcat is neutered after fully maturing, will it lose some of the muscles it had previously gained? In general, does ...
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Two male dogs: one neutered, one intact; they were fine until one was neutered, now he goes after intact male; will neutering other male help?

I have 3 dogs: a female Ellie (7 yrs), male Blake (2 yrs), and male Bosco (9 months). Blake was neutered a few months ago and since then has gone after Bosco completely unprovoked. Blake is half the ...
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At what age should I start needing to separate my cats to prevent mating?

I have 2 kittens: the male is 4 months old and the female is slightly under 2 months old. My vet has informed us that if I were to have one neutered I should wait until 6 months of age. Additionally, ...
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How can I prevent my non-neutered cat from breeding?

I have 2 kittens with my family, a male and female. My family is strongly opposed to having them spayed/neutered for ideological reasons, and I've tried having that discussion with them, even at a vet ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I recently brought my kitten in to be neutered, he was approximately 10 weeks old. He used to love going into his carrier and never had a problem with it, he'd even sleep in it if we left it out. I ...
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Cat with one testicle or unilateral cryptorchidism

I had my cat, "Darien" (1 yr 3 months, Persian) neutered this last Sunday. He is doing okay, he's sleeping nicely, he is eating well as usual, and we are always monitoring him. It has been 4 ...
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Male cat in heat symptoms and solution

I think my cat (male, 1 yr and 2 months old) is in heat (please pardon me if "heat" is not the right term for male cats). I have dogs, but he is my first cat. He is meowing very loudly and ...
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Is Zinc Gluconate safe for dogs to consume?

I have been researching a good toothpaste/dental gel to use on dogs to clean their teeth and one I liked the look of was one called Maxi/Guard OraZn or the stronger strength MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

It has been a week since my German Shepherd was neutered. He has been wearing his collar cone, but it came off a few times. Today I noticed redness and when I tried to touch his testicles he moved, so ...
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Can a wild female rabbit be spayed?

I have a five-months-old wild European rabbit. She was rescued by a colleague from a cat's mouth. She binkys every night and roams freely. She has bonded with me and jumps on me all the time. I'm ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

My bitch was spayed on the 24th of August, so almost 3 weeks ago. This morning I noticed what looked like a small bruise near one end of her incision. Since then it has inflated into the photo I've ...
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Is my dog’s neuter incision infected?

It has been exactly 7 days since my dog got neutered. I actually took him to the emergency vet on the 3rd or 4th day because I thought he had reopened the incision. I got confirmation from the ...
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Are there any known side-effects to neutering a cat before being 10 months old? [duplicate]

Context My wife and me own a 10 and half month old male cat. We know that we must neuter him, but we decided to do it later rather than sooner. The cat recently sprayed for the first time and my ...
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

I have two male cats, both are stray which decided to live in my house this past year. one cat is less than a year, 10 months perhaps, and other is probably older than 2 years, both are not neutered ...
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Cat about to be spayed, but still nursing 3 month old kittens! How to wean them?

I’ve made appointment for momma cat to be spayed, but she won’t wean her 3 kittens who are 3 months old! They eat kitten chow so don’t need to feed off her. Momma is still lactating and encourages ...
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What health advantage are there to spaying a dog? Disadvantages? [duplicate]

I was always under the (naive) impression that spaying a dog was predominantly a preventative measure against having litters. I knew maybe behaviour and demeanour would change, but that's about the ...
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Can my newly neutered male cat get his sister pregnant?

I just had my 7 month old male cat neutered 4 days ago but now his sister has gone in heat and he is chasing and mounting her. Since he is only newly fixed can he still get her pregnant? Should I ...
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Dog mounting. Help

I currently have 2 dogs, a 9 month old female collie and a 20 month old Chihuahua/jack Russell male who's neutered. We are fostering a 17 month old intact Siberian husky but seem to be having some ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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How to socialize unneutered female and male rabbit, before or after neutering?

Situation: We own an unneutered female rabbit, since one week she is alone because her partner died. The search for a new partner is difficult, because we want an adult neutered rabbit-man for her, ...
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Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering [closed]

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Scholarly article on health effects of spaying a dog

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Wanting to breed my rabbit once and then get them fixed, but is it possibly to then later slowly intergrate them all back together?

I have 2 female and 2 male rabbits and I want to breed them. The thing is, I only want to breed them one time and then get them all fixed, but I'm scared that if I wait and breed them afterwards, I ...
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How long to keep neutered dog from jumping?

I have a small toy poodle that just got neutered yesterday. She's already fully awake and acting mostly normal, just a bit slower. At first she wasn't moving much so I took the cone off, and she ...
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How do I tell if my female dog's neuter incision is healing properly?

I had my female dog neutered a couple of days ago. Since the first day, the skin on her belly has been looking red, I though that it was because of irritation. It has started to become more red and ...
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Do non neutered cats shed more hair?

I recently had a discussion with a pet owner and he claimed that non neutered male cats shed more hair due to anxiety. Is it true? I have been feeding him high quality food but within a few days his ...
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Neutering a kitten at 9 months of age?

We have a male 9 month old 'Turkish Angora' kitten. He is very aggressive, yowling all day, doesn't want anyone to be closer to him; when anyone goes closer to him or touch him he leaves the place ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

So I'm going to be getting two new male rabbits (from young ages) and was wondering if it is best to neuter? I don't want them fighting and then having to separate them. Although I had an un-neutered ...
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Should I be concerned about my recently-spayed cat's fall?

My cat was spayed a week ago and we were directed to keep her away from other pets and reduce her activity for 2 weeks. She has done everything she can to continue playing with our new kitten, but I'...
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Spaying my female dog and feeling guilty

I have my Indian female dog "Hazel" which I treat like my own daughter (though I am a bachelor). I was reluctant to get her spayed as I felt like keeping her intact will be good. But I need to go to ...
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Do I have to neuter my 14 month old Husky cryptorchid?

We have a 14 month old, adorable husky. His testicles never descended to this day, when he was 6 month old, the vet said he is a bilateral crypt-orchid and suggested surgery for getting his testicles ...
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How to tell sex of a rabbit and tell whether it is spayed/neutered?

I found a domesticated rabbit on the side of a bike trail in a park. I've had it 12 hours and contacted local rescue / police in case someone reports it missing. While I take care of it, I have a few ...
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Do I need to remove the stitches of my adopted spayed cat?

I've just adopted a 6-month old female spayed cat and she has stitches on her belly. The previous owner did not mention anything about having to remove the stitches but they don't look like they're ...
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