Considering getting my cat fixed...?

I’m considering getting my male cat fixed. He’s 5, almost 6 years old. Problem is, I don’t really know all of the side effects? He’s a really playful cat and it’s one of my favorite things; none of my cats were playful as adults. I worry that getting him fixed will cause him to lose that playful streak, which is... show more I’m considering getting my male cat fixed. He’s 5, almost 6 years old. Problem is, I don’t really know all of the side effects? He’s a really playful cat and it’s one of my favorite things; none of my cats were playful as adults. I worry that getting him fixed will cause him to lose that playful streak, which is one of the reasons why I’m unsure of getting him fixed. Another thing is him getting fat, which I could also not mind, I love fat cats, except that he eats a ton as it is.
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