Cryptorchid in male cat?

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I thought I'd ask all here if anyone can clarify this? My vet saw our feral in July & he was neutered part 1 in 12/19, but we thought he need a 2nd teste removed as it was still up in abs, thought the vet. It turns out he only had one teste period from birth, & this is very rare she said in the July's, part 2 visit. Thus no need for surgery as he was FULLY neutered in Dec. '19 then I suppose?

But I wonder re all this & his risks for cancer, etc.? Can anyone clarify the medical condition & what/when to worry re this? TY as I didn't realize the cancer risk til now.
 
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Spoke to vet's just now, today. Tech said he does NOT have higher risk of testicular c. as he only had ONE teste -- & it was removed in 12/19. So, she said then his risk for things comes from his FiV status mostly. I am relieved but will watch him closely daily. My OCD is good for something, lol. :)
 

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Don't make yourself crazy over it, though. Cats with FiV are susceptible to stress, and he'll pick up on yours! Try to relax, and be calmly watchful!
 
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Yes, I know TY!:) But the vet & I both missed a HUGE sign he may be a rare cat w/ this problem? That being, he has always has had a kinked tail & it looked like, I thought, an injury to it or the like.

No, it is a gentic marker to indicate possible Cryptorchid cats. Wow, my ALL CAT ONLY vet even missed thus/it when doing his 1st round of neuter surg. way back in Dec. '19?
 

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To come to his defense, just a little, it is VERY rare. He's like the guy living in New York City who hears hoof beats. He's thinking "police horse," not "zebra." Occasionally, however, IT'S A DANGED ZEBRA!
 

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Cheetahs often have kinked tails and a large number of them are sterile. That connection must be a cat thing. It is common with cheetahs because a small number survived the last ice age so there has been generations of inbreeding.
 
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Denice, TY on that as I have no idea of his genes nor parents. So in AZ when I began feeding him, he just came around & slept daily near my back of apt. I took a liking, began feeding & the rest history. Now he's cross US & the only prob is, I need be able touch/catch him to get into carrier if/when I need move him from this temp apt to a permanent place.

I've yet to actually come close enough to easily touch him. He only knows me from feeding/talking, etc. from a distance (or w/ objects as a fence, wall, box, etc. in between) but never reaching toward him that close to openly make contact w/ him. I still think he'll hiss, bite, scratch, run, fight, etc. :( Dunno yet how to quickly do that w/ out reverting his trust back to zero & thinking I'm a traitor?
 

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You should be able to borrow a live trap from your local SPCA or HS, or a rescue group. WHEN you move him, you'll need to keep him in for at least 3 weeks, so he adjusts, which should be an good time to overcome any mistrust. Cats don't hold grudges! Not even ferals, once trust is established. He may well be wary for a bit, but he'll get over it.
 

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I have a purebred / inbreed kitten. Breeders inbreed the dame with her paternal uncle, to eliminate the carrier status of a known heart condition in the family line. Well, as it turns out they were unable to eliminate the heart condition , it passed to half of the kittens in that litter and one, mine has the unilateral testes retention. A long story shortened, the condition known as Crptorchidism is genetically inclined. The breeder I deal with, gives the an excuse that every animal is a carrier of DNA stamps for cancer or other non contagious disease , ie. Leukemia ,etc. He gets paid high dollars and shrugs off the facts.
Even the medical pros claim humans with a family history or certain diseases are at risk and will be prone to getting cancer for example . So there’s not much they can do!!!
I think most pros don not tell all and second , third, research and conversation like this are a must if we lay ppl want to get the best info.
 

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I am correcting this post because Monorchidism is different from Cryptorchidism.
I opened a separate thread, my apologies.
 
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