Will having my male cat fixed stop him from spraying?

It is getting to the point where we will have to find another home for him if he dosent stop . He has been hanging around our house for about a year and now we want to keep him,so we want to get his shots and get him fixed and get all the boo boos fixed from all the fighting he has been doing.will he calm down after all this is done?
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Generally I would say yes, fixing should help a GREAT deal. If he does spray after that, it won't be as terrible as it is now, and there are things you can do (like getting Feliway) to help him stop. (I once stayed at the home of a friend whose unfixed male cat was spraying -- eeeeyech!!! -- she FINALLY got him fixed and now he lives indoors with her roomate and her roomates dog)

Glad you are taking him to the vet. He will be fine. Talk to the vet about ALL your concerns -- Vets (and many Vet Techs !!) are the experts at giving the best advice about this kind of stuff.

You should have him tested for FIV and FLV also -- those bites can transmit illnesses-- and if he is ill, keep him anyway--- he can still live a LONG time even if his immune system is compromised. Make your vet one of your "best friends", if this should happen to your cat.

Give your kitty friend lotsa TLC and patience, while he adapts to living in his new home (yours), as his memories of the rough life he used to live will take a while to fade into the past .

I also hope you keep him indoors -- no matter how much he protests-- he'll eventually get used to the soft life.

PS-- once he lives indoors, if his poop should stink, it's only the toxins from an outdoor life coming out of his system. My ex-feral cat went thru that, and is now MUCH MUCH better in the poop department.
usually, yes.
Its your best bet but it is no guarantee.
It depends on his age. If he has already started spraying there is a chance that getting him fixed will not stop the problem. It will still be a good idea because then he won't wonder away when the pretty kitty down the block is calling
I got our male cat fixed too but he still sprays ocassionaly, so it isnt definite that it will work
No, call your vet and ask them. I just had my male neutered and he was spraying before it happened. They told me that they couldn't guarantee males stop spraying. It is a form of them marking their territory. Mine has did it a few times since being fixed. It doesn't stop spraying though, sorry!
Well. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. With male cats and spraying, sometimes they do not always stop once they've started, even if you get them neutered. Even if it does stop the problem, it won't immediately stop, it may take quite a few months for all the hormones to get out of his system. But please fix him anyway, there are enough kittens in the world and not enough homes (and it takes two to tango). Just look at all the kitten questions.. where are all these kittens going to go?
It may help. At the very least it will reduce the smell that you're probably now being bothered by.

Some cats will continue to spray after being neutered, especially if they've been neutered as adults. But many stop spraying so hopefully that would be the case with your cat.

He will roam less and fight less after being neutered. It may take a while for the hormones to adjust in his body, though. If there are particular cats in the neighborhood that he fights with he will probably continue to fight with those cats.

Neutering is definitely a great idea.
I've had cats that stopped spraying when they got fixed but i've also had the nasty experience of a cat who just wouldn't stop at all ... he will stop fighting so much because the drive to breed won't be there anymore but if he's used to being outside he'll always want to do it (that whole taste of freedom thing) Good Luck.
once a cat starts spraying there is no 100% guarentee that he won't spray anymore after being neutered. there is a good chance that it will. you should still neuter him, it will keep him from wondering if he gets outside and he won't be as agressive so probably won't get into fights.

good luck!
After a cat has been spraying for some time, they are hard to break. He needs to be fixed, like you said. Also, while he is at the vets, buy and enzyme urine cleaner. I buy pet urine and stain remover from Walmart. Make sure the package says that it has enzymes in it. Leave it wet, like the package says for how ever long it says. That will remove the smell of urine completely, so he doesn't go back there. Start early, some of those have to be kept wet for 24 hours. Maybe when he comes homes, he will calm down. P.S. Odor remover is fairly prices at dept stores. I pay about $4 for the spray, but I have 11 cats and 1 dog, so I buy by the half gallon. About $10
First of all it is a shame you couldn't get him fixed sooner. The longer you wait the harder it is to reverse behavioral problems like this. Most vets grimace when they hear a story like this because people are ignorant and they wait until the problem is out of control to try and fix it. but if it was not your cat in the first place then I'm not trying to blame you I am just frustrated with the situation. Usually the best time to fix a cat is when they are under 6 months old.
The only way to know if it will work is to try it and see. Fixing a male cat is a relatively easy and quick procedure. Sometimes it will stop them from spraying but not always. Goodluck
Yes, he definitely will calm down because he won't have that 'mating mentality' anymore. He may or may not continue to spray. But the good news is, there is no horrible 'tom cat' odor anymore when he does.

It may be that, for him, that is how is goes to the bathroom and the habit will stay (like the female squats and the male stands). If you make him an indoor/outdoor cat, just train him to go outside when he needs to 'go'.
I got my cat fixed and he kept humping the cushions on the lounge suite. Couldn't stop him.

If your cat is a ginger one ... then no you can't stop him from spraying, fighting etc ... you see ginger cats go mental as they age.

I had to get mine put down because it kept clawing at my ankles and poisoned my leg.
If he isn't neutered and already has the ability to spray it may be too late. Once a cat reaches a certain age and develops the spraying urge even neutering sometimes doesn't help.

My cat hasn't sprayed since he was fixed. But he was a sprayer when we first got him. So it is a Possibility that he will stop spraying.
Yes, and it will also prevent him from knocking up another irresponsible pet owners cat that they didnt get spayed.
Neutering a male cat eliminates or greatly reduces spraying. Make sure that his litter box is clean and that he is comfortable using it.


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