Cryptorchidism: An uncommon disorder

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I found 3 stay kittens over the summer 2 were males. Both of them had cryptorchidism, which was found the day of them being neutered, and they were around 6-7 months old. All 3 are black, with green eyes. The only thing that I noticed physically in one of the males, as he was very off-balanced and very skinny. He stayed thinner than either of his 2 siblings until a few weeks ago. (Their surgery was done in September.) He has a crook in his tail which was mentioned in a previous comment. I don't see how it can't be hereditary, when 2 male cats, from the same litter, we're both cryptorchids. It is the first time of having kittens/cats, from dogs. I love all of them so very much, they have brought me so much joy since rescuing them from the ally. I have seen their mother, she is all black and believe their father is a Siamese that runs the streets every now and then. There is still at least one of their littermates that I wasn't able to catch or find when I rescued them. I have seen it roaming the streets. I don't know if it is male or female, I wish I could catch it and find out for scientific purposes. I wonder if it runs in the Siamese blood line. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. As well as any future issues I might run into, being that they are still under a year old. Any advice welcomed for 1st time cat parent.
 

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Now, can someone say for sure that cryptorchidism is a GENETIC condition.
The Cat DNA test , is my go to place to answer this question.or Cornell University .
I believe it is, I have 2 male kittens from the same litter and they both were cryptorchids. The 3 that I rescued from the ally, are all black but look to have some Siamese in them. I believe I read somewhere that it is known to be an issue with Siamese breed.
 

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I bought him as a pet and specially wanted a male because I had read the process for neuter is much simpler than the gonad hysterectomy of the female.
Now, I feel the breeder should have told me before the sale that I might be faced with surgical neuter. They require the animal be neutered prior to dispensing the Pedigree papers.
And should I be totally wrong in expecting them to pay for the neuter surgery, They said they will guaranteeing to one year that the animal is free from any genetic problems .
Has anyone had a kitten that developed a normal reproductive tract after being abnormal at birth?
My 2 kittens did not self correct. They both had unilateral cryptorchidism. And are from the same litter
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I wonder if it has something to do with malnutrition or inbreeding. My cousin's cat (mentioned earlier) was an orphaned street kitten, and she raised him on Whiskas milk (not a kitten replacement milk!) and Temptations cat treats. Honestly it's a miracle he survived. I always thought his bad start in life may have had something to do with him not developing correctly.
 

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I wonder if it has something to do with malnutrition or inbreeding. My cousin's cat (mentioned earlier) was an orphaned street kitten, and she raised him on Whiskas milk (not a kitten replacement milk!) and Temptations cat treats. Honestly,it's a miracle he survived. I always thought his bad start in life may have had something to do with him not developing correctly.
My 3 kitties were not malnourished, I found them when they were about 5 weeks old. They had been taken care of, for the most part, they did have tapeworms and fleas. But were not underweight. They are kitten food and did not want to take the bottle. I did have them dewormed and fleas taken care of within the week of me getting them. So I don't believe it has anything to do with being malnourished, I truly believe it is hereditary. I was a vet tech for 6 years. I never seen it while working. I just know that 2 kittens from the same litter both were cryptorchids.
 

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Cryptochoridism is fairly well-established as being genetic, though other factors may influence. Inbreeding is more likely to make it pop up, presumably a polygenic recessive trait of some sort. It's recommended to never breed from a stud with an undescended testicle as he's likely to pass it on.
 
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