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Male cat in heat symptoms and solution

The comments are already clear about the fact that male cats (or dogs for that matter) don't go into "heat" at a seasonal cycle. In nature, it's usually the females that have a hormonal ...
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How can I prevent my non-neutered cat from breeding?

Is there an alternative method beneath surgery? Yes. There are treatments for the female cat, to avoid her heat (weekly oral medication or monthly injection) and for the male cat, to decrease the ...
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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?

From https://www.clarkforkvet.com/dr-chat-articles/2018/1/2/deciphering-the-current-neuter-debate "Osteoporosis, a common problem in women with lowering estrogen levels, has not been shown as an ...
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Spaying my female dog and feeling guilty

Do not feel guilty it's VERY good that you spayed her!! You've helped prevent so many bad things. At my work, although not very common to see intact females anymore, the ones we do see always have an ...
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Cat with one testicle or unilateral cryptorchidism

It is likely that there is another testicle inside. It is strongly encouraged to have this other testicle removed – the surgery is a bit like a spay in a female, going into the abdomen to hunt for it. ...
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What types of spaying/neutering are possible?

Many native speakers are probably also confused about what all the terms mean, and so use them incorrectly or just use the umbrella term "getting the animal fixed." But it is true that spay, ...
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Is it okay to neuter my cat although he had been exposed to FIP cat?

Even if your cat is infected with FIP, the neutering is safe to do. I have had this done to a feral cat I had a couple of years ago (actually it was done at the same time as a tooth was extracted as a ...
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Does neutering a feral (4 yrs) tomcat impede his ability to protect his territory?

As far as I know, no specific study has been done on feline muscle tone after neutering. However, several studies have shown that: Neutering does not affect a cat's interest in exercise or play ...
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Do I have to neuter my 14 month old Husky cryptorchid?

When a dog has a retained testicle (or two), there are two major problems that your dog is at increased risk for. Testicular cancer. The risk of developing cancer in a retained testicle is at least ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

TL:DR Baby rabbits are hard to tell the gender of. If you get two, there is a 50% chance you will have baby bunnies as your first clue that you did not get two the of the same gender. If you keep ...
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Did neutering stunt my dog's growth?

No. It is extremely unlikely that getting your dog neutered at 9 months affected your dog's growth or reduced it's quality of life. Here's why: Age to neuter: 6 to 9 months is the most common age to ...
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Do non neutered cats shed more hair?

In my experience, cats shed the same amount of fur after they are spayed/neutered. I have had cats that have been unneutered and unspayed and I have not seen any difference in the amount of shedding ...
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Neutering a kitten at 9 months of age?

Yes, a cat will normally calm down after neutering, and neutering is a normal thing to do for every responsible cat owner. It will keep your cat from getting into fights with other cats. My question ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

To be honest, this does look somewhat worrying, but it's not uncommon for sutures to develop these blisters (here's a similar question with more detailed answers). The rest of the incision healed very ...
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At what age should I start needing to separate my cats to prevent mating?

In short: That might be too long, try to reschedule the spaying to an earlier date. The male will mature earlier than he female, but as long as the female isn't mature as well, they cannot reproduce. ...
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How to ensure proper food for a stray or feral cat after neutering?

Just because a cat (male or female) is neutered doesn't automatically mean that it needs special food. The main risk after neutering is obesity, because neutered cats eat more and are less active than ...
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Is it a different procedure for a spay during heat than one not during?

Short answer: spaying during heat is more dangerous and the vet charged you more because that makes the operation longer and more complex, but it's still the same operation. Long answer: Spaying is an ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

Once a cat associates something with a negative experience, it can be hard for them to like it once again, so just know this will take time. First off, don’t force the cat to enter the crate while he ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

The pattern of the redness clearly indicates at least strong skin irritation, if not infection. Your dog clearly indicates that he's in pain, so the pain is rather severe, too. (Dogs usually hide mild ...
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Buying new rabbits, unsure if they need neutering

In 90% of cases the male baby bunnies will start fighting if they came to puberty. They can be very aggressive and use their sharp teeth to hurt skin, ears and ballbag of each other. In the last case ...
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How do I tell if my female dog's neuter incision is healing properly?

Based on the image provided, this is not the normal healing process. It looks as though your dog has been licking excessively at the incision and flank, or has been too active after the surgery. ...
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Should I be concerned about my recently-spayed cat's fall?

The only right answer if you are concerned is to have a veterinarian examine her. That being said, while she is still healing a week after surgery, in all likelihood she is fine. You said the ...
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How long to keep neutered dog from jumping?

You can lower the chances of a dog jumping by providing any kind of step or ramp. Use sturdy cardboard boxes, foot rests, bottle crates or whatever you can find that won't slip over the floor has ...
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Scholarly article on health effects of spaying a dog

Pro Spaying: The opening phrase of the study "Effect of Spaying and Timing of Spaying on Survival of Dogs with Mammary Carcinoma" is the reason why most vets advice spaying female dogs: The risk ...
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How to soothe a kitten that had to remain inside a carrier for extended period of time?

I think Gwendolyn's answer is making a great point. I do want to point out though that you do want your cat to be ok with a carrier again. The cat does not need to sleep in it of its own free will, ...
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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'm really sorry to hear that. Usually, we expect neutering to make a dog calmer and less aggressive. But unfortunately, several studies found that neutering increases territorial aggression (for ...
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How do I care for a freshly neutered cat that hates my guts?

I understand that adopting a pet and having problems with it you didn't expect can make you feel anxious about your decision to adopt. Given though that others have called the cat friendly and sweet, ...
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Cat incision opened up after neutering

If the operation was done only 5 days ago, you shouldn't remove the cone. Your cat will lick the wound open, no question. You need to keep the collar on him for one more week. Imagine cutting your ...
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