Thursday, March 4, 2010


What the ...???
You are now staring at two testicles from a castrated cat.

Castration or orchiectomy is the surgical removal of the male gonads or testicles. This surgical procedure is done for both dogs and cats and is also performed in other species like rabbits, laboratory rats, goats, etc.

Most owners and enthusiasts have their pets castrated in order to prevent overpopulation (ABC=Animal Birth Control) and its possible effect on the male behavior, which is to decrease aggressiveness, marking of a territory by urination, roaming to look for a mate, and the like. However, castration is also beneficial to prevent and correct androgen-related diseases like prostatic diseases, perianal adenomas, and perianal hernias. Other than those mentioned, castration is also indicated for congenital abnormalities of the testicles, epididymis, neoplasia, abscesses, and trauma of the testicles, herniorrhaphy, scrotal urethrostomy, epilepsy control and control of endocrine abnormalities.

for further information regarding castration, ask your vet about it. ; D

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