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Why does my cat still spray/fight/ect

kimevans
February 9th, 2008, 03:36 AM
My 6 year old boy was spayed (fixed) as a kitten, hes a Persian.

He still sprays (only in the garden), he still fights (if any cats in the area stand up to him - but I don't think any of the challange him now, he's shown them all hes boss & he stimulates sex with furry (mongolian) cushions.

I mentioned it to the vet & he said that hes been done (fully), but that hes very "manly" & if he hadn't been done he would be rampant:crazy:

Anyone else had this with their cat?

chico2
February 9th, 2008, 07:19 AM
Kimevans,I have 3 neutered males,they take turns spraying in spots outside,it's a territorial thing.
They are not let out unsupervised,so fighting is not an issue,we make sure there are no other cats in our backyard before we take them out.
However if there was,especially one of my cats would fight.
I don't think fighting strange cats has much to do with beeing neutered or not,they have not been castrated,just neuteralized(sp?)so they cannot make babies.
The sexual urges still remain,in some more than others, and they will use a pillow,stuffed animal or whatever for their pleasure:laughing:
Neutering is very important,but the cats still have their instinctual behaviour,at least that's what I think,there is nothing wrong with your kitty.

sugarcatmom
February 9th, 2008, 12:15 PM
I agree with Chico. With cats, it's all about territory, whether they're male or female, neutered or not. Some just have a stronger need to defend their territory than others. And the amorous relations with furry cushions is just an outward expression of feeling good. I always thought it was cute when my dude got it on with his favourite sheepskin. At 15, he's since outgrown the tendency, but I always knew he was in a happy place when he was doing it.

richardstarkey
January 9th, 2009, 06:18 PM
You should look into using Feliway to calm your cat. It uses a pheromone to convince the cat that it is safe, and does not have to act aggressively. It really does work well.

Hope that helps - good luck!