Male Cats, Urine Odor and Spraying
We've been looking to adopt a second cat and have seen a number of males that interest us. Many which are more affectionate than the females. Until now, we've only had female animals and I have been nervous about male cats in particular. And even though we're entering kitten season, we're not keen on having a kitten and would rather adopt an animal that won't jump off the shelf - so to speak.
I've done a bit of reading - neuter by 6 months so they don't start spraying, etc.
But I still wonder:
- I understand that some might even spray after that - any experience with this?
- If not neutered by 6 months, and the cat has no history of spraying, will it spray? Esp. if coming into a house that already has a cat? Of course, depending on its circumstances, you might not know it's history
- Is the urine odor of a male still strong after neutering?
Any other words of wisdom?
Thanks in advance, Cathy