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post #1 of 13
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Hello ,
My cat is 8 years old (male) , and he is spraying all over the house , it started since 3 months ago , and until now he is spraying EVERY DAY !
we are really tiered of cleaning after him and from the smell he cause ..
i don't think he is spraying cause he need a femal , cause we have 2 females around him , one of them is pregnant from him, and the other one is not
is there is a hope to fix this problem ??
i took him to a vet who told me the only solution is to get him neutered , but i don't wanna do that
post #2 of 13
neutering is the only solutation I know of. Spraying is a natural instict for males. It marks their territory so that other non neutered males know that this is his territory. Maybe someone else will have some better advice. But I vote for neutering.
post #3 of 13
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oh yeah , i tried to let him alone with no other cats around him , but it didn't work
now after reading the stiky thread about peeing problems i sprayed all the house with lemon juice , don't know if it will work , but i'll wait and see
any other suggestions?
post #4 of 13
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Ping
thank you , but neutering is not in our list , can't do that to him
post #5 of 13
Just curious but way is neutering out of the question? Is this a show cat of some sort? What do you mean you can not do that to him?
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by aFnan View Post
Hello ,
My cat is 8 years old (male) , and he is spraying all over the house , it started since 3 months ago , and until now he is spraying EVERY DAY !
we are really tiered of cleaning after him and from the smell he cause ..
i don't think he is spraying cause he need a femal , cause we have 2 females around him , one of them is pregnant from him, and the other one is not
is there is a hope to fix this problem ??
i took him to a vet who told me the only solution is to get him neutered , but i don't wanna do that
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
Just curious but way is neutering out of the question? Is this a show cat of some sort? What do you mean you can not do that to him?
i just don't like to get cats neutered , nothing more
just a personal opinion
post #7 of 13
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i just don't like to get cats neutered , nothing more
just a personal opinion
Neutering has many benefits to your cat...and without neutering, you probably won't be able to control his spraying.

Castrating a male

Castrating a male is equally important as spaying a female to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Furthermore, entire male cats have a strong tendency to roam, to be aggressive to other males, to fight and to mark their territory by spraying urine (often indoors!) The aggressive behaviour puts an uncastrated male at much higher risk of serious infectious disease such as feline immunodeficiency virus (feline 'AIDS') and feline leukaemia virus , both of which are transmitted through cat bites.

Katie
post #8 of 13
shrugs ok then. What do you do with the kittens after you female has them? Maybe a google search will net some good suggestions.
post #9 of 13
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i don't think he is spraying cause he need a femal , cause we have 2 females around him , one of them is pregnant from him, and the other one is not
I would also suggest getting both females spayed....intact females can develop cancers and pyometra:

http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/pyometra.html

Katie
post #10 of 13
here are some links that may help you

http://ny.essortment.com/malecatssprayi_rwos.htm
http://www.catsofaustralia.com/cat-spraying-urine.htm
http://www.petcaretips.net/cat_spraying.html
post #11 of 13
Unfortunately there is nothing else you can do but neuter him. No amount of lemon juice or anything else will stop this. By allowing your cats to continuously breed with each other you are just creating more and more of a problem for yourself. There is no solution except for neutering in this case.

It is so much healthier to neuter all your cats. The spraying will stop, the continuous pregnancies will stop, the crazy male hormones will stop, the problem of trying to figure out what to do with the kittens will stop and finally you won't have to go through the horrible experience of cancer and Pyometra which typically happens to cats left intact for their whole lives. Cancer obviously is deadly but Pyometra is an infection of the uterus, it is awful and painful and the only way to "cure" it is to spay the cat so you will have to eventually when your females get it. Your females are going to get awfully sick if you allow them to keep breeding whenever they want.

I am afraid there are no other solutions we can offer you. Have you done research on the benefits of neutering? Is it a money issue? There are very low cost clinics all over the place that we could find for you.
post #12 of 13
Understanding that you live overseas and have different opinions than most of the people here about neutering, I will say that even if you get your male neutered, he may not stop spraying. He is 8 years old, he has apparently mated repeatedly and the behavior is now instinctive within him. Neutering him (which you really should do) will remove some of the smell that he leaves behind.

Spraying lemon juice around your home will not remove the enzymes of his strong, urine. You need a black light to find all the pee- look up, look down, look on the ceilings- it travels great distances, and you need a good enzyme cleaner to get rid of the odor. You have to get rid of the urine completely or he will re-spray in those areas.

Most cat breeders with intact males will isolate their males from the rest of the house, either in cages, or a separate building altogether because of this spraying issue.
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