(Closed) Spraying? Murphy did this out of fear just now…

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@canthugallcats:  Black light will help you find it if they did.  You’d smell it.  One of my cats accidentally sprayed me once in fear.  Next time you take them to the vet, ask them to express their anal glands (unless you already know how to).

EDIT: Try bathing them in the kitchen sink instead (one at a time, with the other confined to their kennel or a room where you know you’ll be able to capture them).  Fill the sink with very warm water (not too hot), grab the front and back legs and gently lay them on their side in the water (without their heads going in it).

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Hang in there until he gets neutered.  It was probably just a fear reaction.  If you think he’ll be fear spraying elsewhere, keep him confined until he’s neutered.

Post # 5
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It sounds like the cat was frightened! The stench of cat urine is foul; would smell it if there were accidents/sparying. Try a black light as suggested. If you don’t have access to the light, simply have someone come over to your house, they’ll be more likely to smell any funkiness if there is any (our noses get desensitized to scents if we’re in them long enough).

Ask around about gettting the kitten neutered. I swear my cat was younger than 12 weeks when he got fixed (although, it was over 10 years ago when he was neutered, so my memory may be off).

Post # 6
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@Birdie Love:  I don’t think it’s because he’s young that they’re waiting.  It was more related to the kittens extreme case of ringworm which has cleared up but it would be dangerous, to perform the surgery this early b/c it might cause a flare-up in the ringworm.

As an aside, two of the three of my cats were sterilized pediatrically(?), less than 12 weeks.

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