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Spray Question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
My kittens are almost 5 months old and almost time to get them neutered.
I just had a question that has been bugging me for abit.

If one of them (or both) starts spraying before I get them fixed,will they continue this after they fixed? And what will get the stink out??? What age do cats generally start spraying?

I am preparing...just in case.I am getting them fixed ASAP tho.
But Benjamin tries his hardest to get outside.Hatchet don't really care,but Benji is always trying to get out and he is only 4 (almost 5) months old.Thats why I wonder,because I have a feeling Benji is going to start spraying because of his behaviour now.
post #2 of 7
Kittens as young as 4-5 months old can and do breed and produce kittens. So its important to get those boys in before anything is established in a "breeding mind".

Most males will NOT spray after being neutered. And there is no set age of starting, tho its more likely a 6-8 month old will start spraying rather then a 5 month old.

Keep them inside. It takes up to 2 months to get out the hormones and that tom cat smell. Keep the litter pan scooped daily, especially when they pee. Just get them neutered as soon as you can
post #3 of 7
There is no guarantee that they will stop spraying after neutering, but as GK has said, often they do stop. Spray is usually much stronger smelling than regular urine and you'll need special enzyme cleaners to get rid of the smell.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you!
Oh don't worry,they are strictly indoor cats.However as mentioned Benjamin does try to get out.

Thanks for the info.
I am gonna have them fixed as soon as I can.

They can be fixed at 5 months,can't they?
Or do I have to wait until they are 6 months? I have been hearing different things and am abit confused.Some people say 5 months is okay and other say no earlier then 6 months.

They look quite developed in that area if you know what I mean.
post #5 of 7
They could have been fixed at 8 weeks so just do it asap. There is no reason to wait. I would personally avoid any vet that says you need to wait until 6 months. That is crazy.
post #6 of 7
Yoshi was fixed at about 10 weeks but he peed all over our place until day he was Pts. My Brothers fixed Males Spray too. I have no idea why they do that. Cocos Son has never Sprayed once and he is fixed.
post #7 of 7
Modern vets will not neuter cats when they've reached 2 lbs. Waiting for 6 months can often be too late - a female has gone into heat, males have started to spray.

As others have said, there is no logical reason to wait any longer - just go ahead and schedule that appointment.
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