You know, neutering a male is much less invasive then a female.  I've had
all mine neutered/spayed-my own opinion is that the risk of being unneutered
far outweighs the risk of neutering.  There is always some risk to any
anesthesia, whether it be a FELV + or not.  


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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:55 PM
Subject: Re: fixing a leukemia kitty


Dorothy, believe me, this is weighing heavy on my mind.  He's scheduled to
go in this Friday.  The vet assured me he was healthy and up to it.  If it
were a spaying I probably would definitely be worried since I think it is a
more complicated surgery.  I still have tomorrow to reconsider.  I would
definitely be happier if his urine were not so strong smelling and I have
read that neutered cats can be healthier, ie less likely to develop prostate
or other cancers so I'm really torn as to which way to go.  I do not want
him to be wanting to go out.  The first night we had him the little buggar
went upstairs and peed in an unoccupied bedroom and it took two days to
clean, air the place and get the smell out.  We had his litter box ready but
he chose to mark this room.  The door has since been closed and he
faithfully uses his litter box but once the breeding season comes, I don't
know what he'll do.  What do the rest of you think.  Should I hold off on
this surgery?  Boo is somewhere between 4 and 6 years old, kind of old for
neutering but I truly want what's best for him.


Thanks Dorothy for your input.



----- Original Message ----- 

From: Dorothy Noble <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  


Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:36 PM

Subject: fixing a leukemia kitty


I was reading Lynne's postings about her new cat being neutered this weekend

I just wanted to pass along a little ifo I had received from a society in


I was looking to adopt a FeLV kitty (to be a friend to my other FeLV) and I
was inquiring about cats that they had.  I asked if they would be spayed or
neutered prior to adoption and she emphatically said NO.  She said that if
they were not already fixed, they definitely do NOT recommend t hat type of
surgery on a cat with leukemia, due to their already fragile immune systems.
(I chose to wait until I could find one who was already fixed because I
definitely like my cats to be altered.)


Just a little food for thought - I would hate to have something happen to
your friend during a surgery!



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