Sweet Baby

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This was taken when my boy was 4 months old. He is now 6½ months old and it’s time for “the procedure”. Gaby goes under the knife this morning. Please say a little prayer for my dear boy — that the operation goes smoothly and I’ll have him safely home with me by the end of the day.

Thank you.


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12 responses to “Sweet Baby

  1. Darling cat, but I learned the hard way to wait until they are at least a year old to perform this procedure because when you don’t, all of mine developed fatal bladder problems and to watch them suffer is agonizing. After a year, none of them died from this problem.

    • Thanks, Beverly. Several websites disagree with your advice:

      Neutering later has been thought to help reduce the chances of FUS, but many studies have shown that there is no difference in urinary tract development or predisposition to FUS between early-neutered cats (as early as 7 weeks!) and late-neutered cats. As soon as the testicles have descended is just fine. As of 1993, this is now the official position of the AVMA.

      Fiction: Neutering a male cat often results in blockage of the urinary tract.
      Fact: Studies of stone formation in the lower urinary tract of males show that early neutering is not related to urethral blockage

      My own experience (with 2 previous male cats, neither of whom developed urinary tract blockage) also is consistent with these websites.

  2. I understand why you are crazy about tthis cutie! I am confident he will be back in no time at all!

  3. Mama – your boy will be home safe and sound this afternoon.
    Neutering the boys is not a terribly difficult procedure and it’s bloodless if done right.

    One snip, two pulls (the pull is the key – no blood), a little antiseptic, and there’s not much more to it. If he has a stitch, watch that it is taken out
    before the skin grows over. My last Boston was left with a couple of stitches in – my vet was horrified and removed them.

    Give him a kiss from me for a long and happy life with you.

    Auntie May

  4. Prayers for your sweet baby, who is cute beyond words, for a quick recovery, for the medical personnel to do excellent work, and for you to be at peace.

  5. lowtechgrannie

    A darling little boy-kitty! I’m sure he’ll come through fine. I’ve found that keeping male cats on a low-ash diet really helps the urinary problems. Ash content is listed on the label of most pet foods.

  6. Poor little guy. I feel bad for him. 🙁


  7. Prayers that Gaby’s procedure goes well!

  8. catscanner150

    Prayers to you and Gaby, Eowyn

  9. Eo,hope Gaby’s procedure went well,and that he is home resting comfortably in his own bed.:)

  10. THANK YOU, dear friends, for your prayers, wise counsel, and well wishes. They mean so much to me. God evidently heard your prayers. The procedure went well and I was able to take him home after 2:30 pm. Once I was sure he’s okay, I took a nap, exhausted from the stress and from hardly having slept the night before. I was awakened by Gaby next to me, making a strange digging motion. He had taken one of his toy grey mice and was playing with it!

    God is Good 😀


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