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HOW is this even possible?

  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    HOW is this even possible?

    We adopted our neighbor's cat a few years ago when she was no longer able to care for him. He is now almost 14 years old. He had been neutered and the vet we take him to confirms his records show that the procedure was done when he was two years old. Over the last few months however, the cat has been spraying like an ordinary tom, and now we have noticed that his testicles have "grown" back. How, how, how is this possible?

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  2. ChristinS profile image97
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Is it possible he has an infection that is making that area swell? Some cats will pee and mark when they have a kidney/urinary tract infection. That's their way of letting you know that something is wrong.  It is also possible if kitty is chunky that he has some fat deposits back there that could make it look as though his testicles were growing back.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi ChristinS, I wondered about that, but no, he's healthy and no symptoms of UTI or kidney infection as we've seen in other cats. He has lost a little weight though, of course he's more active these days, too - which I find unusual for a cat his age.

  3. Theophanes profile image99
    Theophanesposted 4 years ago

    Has he gained weight recently? Usually when it looks like male cats are "growing back" it's just an extra flap of skin that either appears after weight gain or looks a little deflated after weight loss. Many vets leave this little bit of skin to make it easier to identify what a cat is (a neuter - not a female) at first glance. 

    All cats, male, female, fixed, unfixed are capable of spraying - usually it's a territorial thing but there are lots of other reasons too. (Not to sound spammy but I do have a whole article on this topic you might want to look over - Cat Behavior 101: What is Causing My Cat to Spray and How can I fix it?) Good luck!

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Theophanes, no. But you've made me curious. I'll check out your article. Thank you!

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    When my kids were young, we had a male cat who'd been neutered when less than a year old; in his old age, he began to spray.  He was healthy until his last year, when he did develop a chronic UTI problem, and had several rounds of medications.  But this was the cause of his spraying...he was uncomfortable.
    Eventually, he developed a non-operable blockage, and had to be put down.  It was a very sad day.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I better just have the vet him another looksee to be sure on the UTI thing. But actually, he's been more playful than he has in years. Thanks!

 
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