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Anita Eccleston

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Hello there everyone , I just been on the phone with Mr Johnson our vet
The poop test came back clear , I thought I was being interviewed for mastermind ! I couldn’t even pronounce the words he was saying let alone have a clue what the heck he was on about ah ha but basically all is well the poop was healthy ( gee we talk about some pleasant topics ah ha ha )
Whilst on the phone I asked about my baby boy being “” FIXED “ is the common term used I believe ???
Well he did say 4 month is about normal depending on weight ?
So I asked what weight would Mr Bagins need to be he said over 4kg !
Now I know pictures are decieving but he really is very small , I have small chubby hands and his head fits into my palm
Is this correct for where you guys live ? Without wanting to sound errrr errrr rude his little testicles are smaller than a peanut
( not that I go around looking at them )
Mr Bagins is my first ever male cat , I have only ever had females , because I heard some horror stories from friends who had boy cats and they marked the house the sofa’s wall’s anything and everything ,
I had one friend from school Cherie and the sisters really used to be unkind to her because she smelt of cat .. now I can honestly say I’ve never had that with any of my girls .. so I am worried in case Mr Bagins thinks he needs to mark out his territory
Do all male cats sprays ?
Will Mr Bagins feel the need to spray ?
I really do want him to be “”Fixed “” but not at risk to his health !
Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
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Anita Cleo & Mr Bagins xxx❤️❤️❤️
 

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Our vet and breeder agree that 5 pounds or 6 months whichever comes first. I would be afraid at 8 pounds (4kg) that your baby would be quite a bit older and possible behavioral issues could already begin by that time like spraying, aggression etc.
 

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Hello there everyone , I just been on the phone with Mr Johnson our vet
The poop test came back clear , I thought I was being interviewed for mastermind ! I couldn’t even pronounce the words he was saying let alone have a clue what the heck he was on about ah ha but basically all is well the poop was healthy ( gee we talk about some pleasant topics ah ha ha )
Whilst on the phone I asked about my baby boy being “” FIXED “ is the common term used I believe ???
Well he did say 4 month is about normal depending on weight ?
So I asked what weight would Mr Bagins need to be he said over 4kg !
Now I know pictures are decieving but he really is very small , I have small chubby hands and his head fits into my palm
Is this correct for where you guys live ? Without wanting to sound errrr errrr rude his little testicles are smaller than a peanut
( not that I go around looking at them )
Mr Bagins is my first ever male cat , I have only ever had females , because I heard some horror stories from friends who had boy cats and they marked the house the sofa’s wall’s anything and everything ,
I had one friend from school Cherie and the sisters really used to be unkind to her because she smelt of cat .. now I can honestly say I’ve never had that with any of my girls .. so I am worried in case Mr Bagins thinks he needs to mark out his territory
Do all male cats sprays ?
Will Mr Bagins feel the need to spray ?
I really do want him to be “”Fixed “” but not at risk to his health !
Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
Hugs
Anita Cleo & Mr Bagins xxx
Yes he will spray as any male cat will if you dont get him fixed. If you wait till after he sprays,the fixing him may not help it stop and that's why you have to get it done b4 the firsr spray. Normally around the 6 month mark. The smell of spray is very foul and hard to get out.

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Anita Eccleston

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Our vet and breeder agree that 5 pounds or 6 months whichever comes first. I would be afraid at 8 pounds (4kg) that your baby would be quite a bit older and possible behavioral issues could already begin by that time like spraying, aggression etc.
Thanks for your reply I did tell him he is quite small but I’m working on building him up to be a good healthy weight
I though at 4 kg he would be a whopper Cleo is lovely and solid ( granted she got a tum tum going on ) she isn’t 4kg I think best Mr Johnson sees him again in person

Would he bother Cleo ? Even though she has been “” fixed “”
Like probably one of my silliest questions EVER !!
Does Mr Bagins know Cleo is a girl ??
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Anita Eccleston

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Yes he will spray as any male cat will if you dont get him fixed. If you wait till after he sprays,the fixing him may not help it stop and that's why you have to get it done b4 the firsr spray. Normally around the 6 month mark. The smell of spray is very foul and hard to get out.

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Thank you for your reply
Would be my worst nighthorse I swear
I would have to put him a nappy on lol
(Diaper ? )
I have 3 months grace to build him up well say 2 to be safe
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Ps I am actually sat here laughing my head off
I can see you guys phoning the RSPCA
to say I’m not fit to be their mum with some of the questions I ask
Xxx❤️❤️❤️
 

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Ps I am actually sat here laughing my head off
I can see you guys phoning the RSPCA
to say I’m not fit to be their mum with some of the questions I ask
Xxx
I think its very responsible of you to ask lol. We all need help sometimes . It takes a community to raise a baby lol

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My breeder had Bruce neutered before we took him home when he was 11.5 weeks old. A lot of veterinarians these days perform early neutering on kittens as long as they are at least 2-3 lbs (depending on the vet and what they prefer). When my breeder first told me she would have him neutered at such a young age I was horrified.. but then I did some reading and discovered it isn’t uncommon and it’s no more risky than at say 5 lbs. younger kittens bounce back quicker. We picked up Bruce the day after surgery. The reason we grabbed him so early is that she has such a busy household with kids and dogs that he was better off recovering in our quiet house. But you would never know he had anything done. I actually had to take his toys away to try to get him to rest because he was so full of energy
 

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I think its very responsible of you to ask lol. We all need help sometimes . It takes a community to raise a baby lol

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Very true and I know I’d have to go far to meet people with as much knowledge as our sphynx parents on the lair
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My breeder had Bruce neutered before we took him home when he was 11.5 weeks old. A lot of veterinarians these days perform early neutering on kittens as long as they are at least 2-3 lbs (depending on the vet and what they prefer). When my breeder first told me she would have him neutered at such a young age I was horrified.. but then I did some reading and discovered it isn’t uncommon and it’s no more risky than at say 5 lbs. younger kittens bounce back quicker. We picked up Bruce the day after surgery. The reason we grabbed him so early is that she has such a busy household with kids and dogs that he was better off recovering in our quiet house. But you would never know he had anything done. I actually had to take his toys away to try to get him to rest because he was so full of energy
hi there same with Cleo she was amazing bouncing around like tigger when she came home , they made a tiny incission on her side and she never once went near it nor did she wear the cone they sent home with her
I swear I had an hysterical wreck me !!
( hysterectomy ) I was hysterical and it totally wrecked me ! I was walking doubled over for a week I’m sure .. my Cleo was my hero
I just hope Mr Bagins is a brave boy ( his daddy is a right softy when he isn’t feeling well )
Thanks for your reply
Xxx❤️❤️❤️
 

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In the States, being 8 weeks old and 2 lbs (0.9 kgs) is usually the cutoff for neutering or spaying a kitten. These procedures are most commonly done this early for kittens in shelters and rescues so they can be placed for adoption already fixed (and to be honest, I'd say the majority of pet cats in the US come from shelters, rescues or found strays). It sounds like some breeders will also do early spaying and neutering before placing pet cats into homes (Iroh's breeder did this). I don't think it's wrong to wait longer if surgery so young makes you uncomfortable, and I don't think every male cat that reaches maturity intact will spray. If they did, I can't imagine any rescued cats neutered past 1 year ever keeping their homes, and tons do with no problems. That being said, the likelihood of an intact male cat beginning to spray and then continuing to spray once fixed is probably higher than a cat neutered young that never began the habit.

I will say, too, that a cat neuter is actually very minimally invasive and a very fast procedure. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that an experienced vet can complete a cat neuter in 3-5 minutes.
 

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4kg? Wow Jade is almost 3 and doesn't weigh 4 kg (3 kg is what she weighs). They boys weigh a little more then 4 kg but they are 2.5 years old and are big.

I think it depends on the country you live what is normal. Here they neuter male kittens at 10-12 weeks.
 

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I know here in Canada the norm seems to be 6 months of age or 5 pounds, whatever comes first. I have my neuter for Yoda booked for the 12th of March :nailbiting: and he will be just shy of 6 months and he weighs 6 pounds. I wish I didn't have to but I know its in his best interest. A lot of sphynx breeders in my area sell their kittens already fixed before they go home as well. My vet mentioned he likes to wait for the 6 month mark as if you do it too soon their urethra could be too small which can lead to urinary problems like crystals.
 

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In the States, being 8 weeks old and 2 lbs (0.9 kgs) is usually the cutoff for neutering or spaying a kitten. These procedures are most commonly done this early for kittens in shelters and rescues so they can be placed for adoption already fixed (and to be honest, I'd say the majority of pet cats in the US come from shelters, rescues or found strays). It sounds like some breeders will also do early spaying and neutering before placing pet cats into homes (Iroh's breeder did this). I don't think it's wrong to wait longer if surgery so young makes you uncomfortable, and I don't think every male cat that reaches maturity intact will spray. If they did, I can't imagine any rescued cats neutered past 1 year ever keeping their homes, and tons do with no problems. That being said, the likelihood of an intact male cat beginning to spray and then continuing to spray once fixed is probably higher than a cat neutered young that never began the habit.

I will say, too, that a cat neuter is actually very minimally invasive and a very fast procedure. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that an experienced vet can complete a cat neuter in 3-5 minutes.

Hello there thank you so much for your input I value it greatly !
I think to get other people’s opinion and experiences is very important
I shall take on board what you’ve said
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Anita Cleo & Mr Bagins xxx❤️❤️❤️
 

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I'm not sure about the UK but in Australia it averages around 5 months for desexing. But I do know that breeders in Australia spay and neuter before the kittens comes home. So Orpheus was born on the 9th of November and was Neutered on the 29th of January so just before he came home .
It is getting more common for earlier neutering as veternavet science is improving but also it is an aim for reducing the number of kittens etc in shelters that can't find homes.
But I would say I would aim for the 5 month mark with Mr Baggins and you should be totally fine .it's a lot easier for kittens to just bounc back. My breeder said Orpheus was up and about and being crazy the day of his so I'm sure Mr Baggins will be a brave boy too!
 

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Our breeder uses a paediatric vet and neuters/spays between 10-12 weeks or 2lbs (or is it kilograms?! Can’t remember) my boy was done at 11 weeks before we brought him home.
 

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@Anita Eccleston , great advice given
Kudos for you for being responsible and asking a great question about neutering

I get mine neutered ASAP - I would chat with your vet again and see if they will neuter him before he is a big boy !
5 lbs / 6 mos is the norm here to for neutering

I know the shelters for years often spay neuter much earlier like mentioned

Just be sure to talk to your vet and confirm "NO Ketamine " anesthesia , ask if they use a gas inhalant anesthesia like
Isoflurane
(Ketamine anesthesia can have a rebound effect on the heart which can be fatal in some kitties with undetected underlyimg heart issues .)

I tend to writes own some questions to bring to my vet so I don't forget something
Ask about anesthesia , after care , pain meds , blood work , EKG etc so nothing is left out .
A recent post even mentioned Togepi kitty tattooed in the ear to her shock-
So now I would suggest discussing tattoos
amd make sure they dont earl clip during spay and neutered

Lots of lovin to Cleo amd Mr Bagins!

Ps- my boys didn't miss a beat with their neuter when they got home -
Neutering is supposedly less complicated than a spay on a female from what I was told .
 
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Hi I had both my girl and boy neutered around 12/13 weeks old. They both did amazingly afterwards like nothing had happened


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Anita Eccleston

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I'm not sure about the UK but in Australia it averages around 5 months for desexing. But I do know that breeders in Australia spay and neuter before the kittens comes home. So Orpheus was born on the 9th of November and was Neutered on the 29th of January so just before he came home .
It is getting more common for earlier neutering as veternavet science is improving but also it is an aim for reducing the number of kittens etc in shelters that can't find homes.
But I would say I would aim for the 5 month mark with Mr Baggins and you should be totally fine .it's a lot easier for kittens to just bounc back. My breeder said Orpheus was up and about and being crazy the day of his so I'm sure Mr Baggins will be a brave boy too!
Thanks for your input Bagins was born 25 of November I am going ask again
Thank you
Anita xxx❤️❤️❤️
 
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