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Friday 24th of November 2017


General information on Impotence

Impotence is the lack of libido in male cats. In most cases, impotence is caused by environmental and behavioral factors. In rare cases, the impotence is caused by the testicles not producing enough testosterone hormones. It is believed that around the time of birth, the male kitten receives a surge of testosterone hormone that gives him his male behaviors. Should this surge fail to occur, the male cat will have more of a female mentality which results in impotence. Impotence tends to inherited and, therefore, a cat that is affected by impotence should not be bred.

Symptoms of Impotence

Some of the symptoms of impotence may be: a lack of sex drive in a male cat or the inability for a male cat to mate.

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Treatments for Impotence

The treatment for impotence is dependent on the cause of the impotence. Should the cause of the impotence be hormonal, then the condition can be improved by testosterone injections prior to mating. However, these injections lower sperm count and can cause difficulty in the mating process. It is also believed that catnip can stimulate sexually aggressive behaviors.

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