wild animal noises All right, folks. Today we’re going to answer a very, very important question. A question that I get more often than I probably should at this point, which is, Jackson, should I spay or neuter my animal companion?.
Should you? Man, we are about to get catified up in here. Let’s go. JAZZY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Let’s break it down to the questions that I get asked most often.
It’s not just, should i spay or neuter? The question usually revolves around marking behavior, cats who are just bound and determined to get outside. And when they do, bad things happen. You can’t stop a sexually mature cat from wanting to roam. For the males, they have a hormonal prime directive.
Which is to populate their territory. And for the females, they’ll be rolling around on the pavement. They’ll be leaving scent everywhere. How do I get my cat to stopping peeing all over the house? Most the time, I’ll tell them to take that blacklight of yours, go outside the house, and I bet you’ll.
Find evidence of neighborhood cats, feral cats that are also marking against your house. So it’s a pretty normal reaction on your cat’s part to say, hey, hey. I draw the battle lines right here. This is my place, and I’ll pee on this wall.
While you’re peeing on the opposite side. The problem is you’ve got a hormonal war on your hands. And the only way to deal with that is spaying or neutering. I can’t fix the behavior unless we fix the animal. That’s the bottom line. A lot of folks say to me, well, I’ve.
Heard that if i spay my cat or if i neuter my cat, they tend to get really fat. No, no. That’s not a cause and effect. What tends to happen is that they spend all this time that they were outside roaming inside the house.
You don’t occupy their time by playing with them, and instead they are now eating way too much and not doing anything. And that’s why they get fat. So as long as you pick up the slack in terms of giving them activities, then.