Can a male cat still impregnate after being neutered?
However, the answer to your question is yes. After the testicles are removed, it takes several days for all of the residual sperm to clear out of the pipes. During this time, a freshly-neutered male cat can still impregnate females. It can take more than a week for the male's testosterone levels to drop.
If you're concerned that neutering your cat will irrevocably alter his personality, don't worry -- he'll be just fine. In fact, some cats don't even lose the urge to mate after they've been neutered, though try as they may -- and they sure will -- they won't ever be able to reproduce.
- It's not possible for a spay to fail. If your cat was spayed, she had her uterus removed and so it is impossible for her to get pregnant again. Some cats do gain weight in their belly region after they are spayed, so this may be what you are seeing. It's also possible that there is a buildup of fluid in her abdomen.
- Each heat generally lasts several days - it can be as short as 1 day or as long as 7 days. If the queen is not mated during estrus, she will "go out of heat" for a short period of time, usually 1-2 weeks. Thus, the average complete estrus cycle of a cat is 1-3 weeks.
- Method 1 Calming a Cat in Heat
- Recognize that your cat is in heat.
- Isolate her from male cats.
- Give your cat something warm to sit on.
- Use catnip only if it calms your cat down.
- Test whether herbal remedies are effective.
- Use Feliway in your home.
- Keep her litter box clean.
- Play with your cat.
Note: Humping behavior is seen in both male and female cats. Your cat may still have sex hormones present in his body. The hormones that govern sexual behavior in your cat aren't completely gone the moment that he is neutered. In fact, your male cat can still sire kittens for a short period after the surgery.
- How Much Does Cat Spay or Neuter Cost? Typical costs: The cost of neutering usually ranges from $50 to $100. The cost of spaying, which is more complicated, usually ranges from $100 to $200.
- There are 5 viral diseases that cats are commonly vaccinated for:
- herpes (rhinotracheitis) – the 'R' in FVRCP.
- calici – the 'C' in FVRCP.
- panleukopenia (“feline distemper”) – the 'P' in FVRCP.
- feline leukemia – FeLV.
- If you must bathe the cat in a hurry, and you don't have a cat shampoo, the only alternative is tearless baby shampoo. Regular shampoos for people are usually too harsh for feline skin and may cause irritation. If you need to use medicated shampoos, such as anti-flea solutions, make sure that they are cat-specific.
Updated: 21st October 2019