Is there a way to tell if a stray has been spayed?

United States
April 5, 2007 1:29am CST
I want to take this cat in, but the new animals laws and the cost of the license is extremly costly and waiting lists are until the middle of this summer.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I know in dogs there is a slight line where the incision was made in spaying cause the hair grows back slightly different. When Lil' Bear comes back around after she gets over her indifference in having her flea drops applied, I'll check to see if she has the same type of line and let you know, k.
• United States
6 Apr 07
This cat is very timid and old, I'm not sure if it will let me touch it like that, from it's mannerism, I believe it's a (he). Because I don't believe my female would let another female come around like that. I really thank you for answering a lot of my questions as well. I will be doing the same for you too.
• United States
6 Apr 07
awwwwwwwwww poor guy. I hope someone didn't just kick him out. In his old age, he needs his family more now than he did when he was a youngster. Could be timid cause of that very fact and is unsure of what to do now that he no longer has a home that he might of had most his life. If you happened to look at my profile, I respond alot more to posts than I do actual posting only cause I can't come up with any decent discussions. lol yvmw :-)
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Yes, I believe he is a victim of abuse. Plus I didn't tell you he was declawed in the front, except his thumbs. I have a appointment made for him. And have almost talk my husband in to taking him in. Sam is what I call him so if it is a female I can change it to Samantha LOL
@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
5 Apr 07
I suggest you keep an eye on this cat if you haven't taken it in yet, though, it might prove difficult. Whereas females go into heat often, two things you can look out for are 1) a lot of males hanging around hollering and 2) the cat you're interested in squats alot a wriggles her hind quarters. Both of these indicate a female in heat and so you would know what gender the cat is AND that it hasn't been fixed yet. PS: I only suggest this if it is impossible for you to catch the cat and take it to the vet. This is important because you not only want to find out if the cat has been spayed/newtered but also what ailments the cat may have.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I have scheduled a appointment for shots, so I can find out for sure what (it) is. I assure you that I can pet the cat and it has been declawed in the front except for the side hooks or thumbs for lack of a better word. Good information though.
• United States
5 Apr 07
Somtimes there is a knick in the ear. Depending on what side the knick is determines whether male or female.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
This is a old cat, that has been put out for some unknown reason. Probably because the city has made some new regulations for animals and they didn't want to pay the fees.
@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
5 Apr 07
If th ecat happens to be a male then it would be rather obvious whether ir not he has beed neutered. If she is a girl there should be a small scar around their lower abdomen. Now I don't know how the opereation is performed where you are, but around here everything like that is done laproscopically(very small incision site) so the scar might be hard to find. your best bet would be to have your vet take a look at her for a definitive answer.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
The more I thought about it, it would have to be a male, because my fixed female would not have anything to do with it right?