(Closed) Issue with cats

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Hi there, we just have one female cat and she was already spayed when we adopted her. From what I have read the peeing should be drastically reduced if you get the cats desexed. Ours has never done that but there is a neighbourhood tomcat who likes to mark our laundry door and is aggressive toward our kitty and I believe it’s to do with the fact he’s not been desexed. I’d take them to a vet and ask for advice as there are probably some other training techniques you can try. Good luck!!

Post # 3
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99 posts
Worker bee

Getting them fixed should help for sure. My male cat was doing the same thing but once I got him fixed he stopped. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Poor kitties – it’s so sad when people just abandon them 🙁 My male cat is desexed and never sprays on the furniture (except when he is going through times of extreme stress). i definitely think it would be worth getting them desexed, but if you have any questions about it you could always ask a vet. Do the cats get along? The other issue could be that he is stressed about his new environment or companions which could be causing him to act out. Adding more litter boxes might help too – even if there is one for each cat I’ve noticed that sometimes they seem to prefer going in a particular location. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Just had a couple of other thoughts. Definitely get them checked out at the vet. It could be that they are sick and that can make them pee in the wrong place. are they using the litter box at all? If not it could be that they are scared in that location or don’t like the type of box you have. Sounds crazy but cats are vulnerable when they are using the litter so they won’t use it if the don’t feel safe. some cats in particular don’t like the enclosed type of box. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

First thank you so much for taking these two kitty’s in that is two less strays out there fending for themselves. I just want you to know that you are amazing for doing that and that shows great characte. As for the spraying I two have a male kitty and before he was fixed he used to do this a lot. Im pretty sure that he has probably spra all over your house and you probably have no idea. All kitties do this but I e found male kitty’s do this the most. I think they really do this when they are trying to mark their territorY. He might be feeling insecure. Get them fixed first and foremost. Hopefully that will help loosen up some of that kitty testosterone. Add some more toys maybe a cat tree to give him more of his own space. Hang in there once they are fixed it will hopefully get better!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

juneberries:  First, thank you for doing such a good deed for these poor cats.

Regarding your question, yes, absolutely, without any doubt. Getting them fixed will help these issues immensely. There’s no question about that, spraying/peeing is a classic issue with unneutered males.

The vet should also check for UTIs, but my guess is that the neuter will take care of it. You can also try feliway multicat spray; it’s supposed to help them calm down.

Best of luck, and thank you for not giving up on them!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Get them desexed! You could also try Feliway in the rooms were he’s spraying. It works really well on some cats. Cats are pretty territorial and don’t respond well to change, so hopefully with a little bit of time he’ll adjust! It’s expensive, but you can also get special “anti-stress” food which you could trial him on. I’m sure your vet will have better ideas!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

I would get them checked out by the vet incase of a UTI, and getting them fixed should help. Even though they are getting on in their new  it has probably still been very stressful for them and that may be the reason for the peeing. Thank you for taking them in though. I just  get how someone could leave their pets behind 🙁

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

Depending on their age, peeing on furnature can signal that they’re sick.  Two of my cats in the past had kidney problems and the only way we found out was they started peeing on carpet/couches/towels and we took them to the vet.

Post # 12
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983 posts
Busy bee

Getting them neutered will DEFINITELY help! They could be sensing heaps of other lady cats around and feeling the need to make their presence known. Also just makes them less territorial when they’re neutered. 

If that doesn’t help then yes please check for uti/kidney issues. If they’re not neutered it will increase the likelihood of these issues further down the line. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

My cat has never sprayed/pee’d around the house. I got him neuterd when he was a kitten which plays a big part in it but I also think it has alot to do with breaking the habit – if the cats are in the habit of doing it around the house then neutering them might not help but I would still do it.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Male cats will spray until they are fixed. They’re just marking new territory as theirs and announcing their presence to other cats.. Get them both fixed and the problems will decrease drastically. 

How wonderful you are to give them a home!

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