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Testicular Swelling in Cats

 

Treatment and Care

 

Treatment depends on whether or not your cat is used for breeding. If it is, and the problem only affects one side (unilateral), partial castration may be an option. However, if the condition affects both sides, or if your cat is not utilized for breeding, full castration is generally performed.

 

Your cat should be treated with antibiotics for at least three weeks, however, antibiotic treatment alone will not always lead to improvement.

 

Living and Management

 

The condition itself, or castration (even if unilateral), can result in permanent infertility. Your cat's semen should be checked for viability again at three months after treatment.

 

Prevention

 

Prompt treatment of wounds, and prevention of infections are the best weapons against epididymitis and orchitis. It is also best to keep your cat in good health, and to uphold a regular visitation schedule with your veterinarian.

 

 

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