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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question Spraying Question...

My kitten is going to be a year old March 1st. We are getting him fixed next week. We have been pretty lucky on the spraying issue. He started in December with my Christmas tree and after it has gone away he has chosen a few other things like our kitchen trash can, the floor by our shower, 1 time our front door, and under our bed. In total we have been keeping track of it. He has done this maybe 10 times in 3 months. The vet said we were quite lucky he hasn't messed more. My vet said to me cats still spray after they are fixed. My question is how many of your cats have still sprayed?? I am not getting rid of him and will just continue to clean it up. I am just wondering if it will get better. Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 05:35 PM
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I had a couple of neuters that continued to spray.....not all the time tho. Max who was neutered at 6 mos. sprayed if other neighborhood cats came around, and if one of my girls were in heat (I was breeding Manx at the time). My other neuter Magoo had been used as a stud cat for one breeding and then I had him just past a year, and he occasionally sprayed too for the same reasons. My present Devon neuter was neutered at 4 mos, and he's never sprayed. A lot depends on the personality of the cat and how they react to strange cats in their territory....whether they're strictly indoor cats or not. Cats can still smell each other's scent as our houses are not air tight, and they have a keen sense of smell.

I don't know the reason you have delayed in getting him neutered; as early neutering (before 5 months) usually results in very little or no spraying. Once they start to spray, often it becomes a habit which is very difficult to correct if at all. Whether he will continue to do so after his neutering, will remain to be seen.

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