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Actually they are cheaper than a female (getting fixed) as it is non invasive.
Personally I always went for the female cats cause I never wanted the spraying, etc - thinking that it could last with the male cat - but it was my ex who got a vibrant male manx cat - who he had neutered at 6 months - and I never really thought of how it was done .... when I asked my ex (who by then had totally fallen in love the cat), he kinda went ashen and said well there's no stiches.
No stitches? No, they basically give them an general anesthesia shot (some vets have the cats go under I guess) and gently pull ze balls out a bit - or more than a bit and then snip - and whatever was attached to the cat kinda goes back inside and so VOILA - no stitches!!
Haveta say - I looked at my boy when he came home and I could not see where anything was or ... anything. He didn't walk funny, or anything. He is a bigger cat - or so he looks anyway - I weighed him the other day and he's under 10 lbs - however he does have some of the loose skin/flabby area on the lower abdomen even though he is an extremely active cat.
I'm not worried about it at all. While he is my only cat (sigh - had a kitten till a few weeks ago as well), I keep food in my bedroom (high end dry food - two kinds - with one geared toward hairballs) - I seem to be feeding two other adult cats at the moment as well as 4 puny kittens who are supposed to be 7 weeks old - and they all live in Aunt Tude's room. ugh. But dry food is left out all the time, I do NO wet food at all, unless I have to slip him/them a pill, etc.
If he was allowed to be au-natural in this house of (at the time) 4 female cats (not neutered - and there was one in heat nearly every waking moment....) - my cat would have been tossed out by the owner of the house as he would have sprayed everything. My cat is a big, lively cat who can be still quite aggressive - but is mainly a big plushy, gentle boy who is a one woman cat and enjoys is sunny window.
(mah boy is to the left)
Last edited by Tude; 10-23-08 at 11:34 PM.