Is it possible for neutered male to impregnate female cat?
I had a male feral type cat I befriended about a year ago. I had his shots and neutering done in March, and put him with an unspayed female.
She just had a litter of kittens and the timing is right on for when they were put together.
Should I take the cat to another vet and let him check to see if he was fixed? I do not think this could happen. I have been going to my animal clinic for many years and have put my trust in them.
What do you think I should do?? Now I have to worry about finding good homes for them, and worry he has gotten the other female pregnant too, just great!!
Editor's note: Wow, that's a tough one, Lynn. As far as I know, the procedure to neuter a male cat is all or nothing.
They don't do vasectomies on cats as far as I know. The testicles are physically removed, so there's no way that he could impregnate a female.
So, unless they messed up in a big way, he can't be the one.
You might have noticed some behavioral changes in him after the procedure. Usually there is less aggressiveness, less tendency to roam, and a reduction in spraying behavior.
Still, to get some peace of mind, I believe you have two options. First, call the clinic that did the work and ask them to confirm. Second, you could simply call another vet's office and tell them the situation and ask them how much they would charge to check for you.
I wish you luck! Please let us know what happens.
P.S. If there's anyone with any input on this, please speak up. I have not run into this situation before, so I think we could all benefit from someone with experience. Thanks!