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.
You won’t have a fat cat post surgery. You asking me, how do I get my cats to get along? If one of them is not spayed or neutered, if all of them are not spayed or neutered, I can’t help you. The other thing that folks don’t realize is that a sexually mature animal has infinitely greater chances of cancer, namely testicular cancer, ovarian cancer. It’s going to happen more likely than not.
Male Cat Spraying 5 Steps For Quick Resolution
Male cat spraying five steps for a quick resolution do you have a neutered male cat spraying all the time have you tried everything but the spraying is still going on you answered yes to these questions here are five steps you can take toward solving this problem right now male cats deal with stress and anxiety through spraying initially but after a while it seems like it almost becomes a habit long after any stress has gone.
Away it was just caused by stress you can remove that source and be done with it but habits are much harder to break you should always have a male cat who is spraying checked out by the veterinarian first to rule out any possible medical causes of this behavior 1 identify try and identify the times of the day circumstances and areas that he sprays.
And see if there are any patterns you can pick up on an identify to clean cleaned the areas that he sprays with an enzymatic cleaner so there is no lingering smell no true the reward for him doing this behavior three space if he has his own space can you give him another litter box where bigger one.
Although not directly related to a spraying sometimes changing the litter box situation can help a lot for pheromones there are some cat pheromones on the market some people have used with great success this can really help calm the can down if it is due to stress and is worth the last try.
5 attention trying to give more attention to him around eight times that he does spray before he does it if possible if he is busy getting attention for being active he might not feel the need to spray as much also if possible try and keep the same routine everyday which might help calm him down overall it is important to at least figure out where and when he sprays the.
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