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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
i just had my 8 month old nuetered because he was getting pretty aggressive, biting, howling and mounting my arms and legs. it was done 4 days ago and he is still biting but not as bad, he is not mounting anymore and barely howling.

just wondering if the biting right now is just the remnants of the hormones or what.

he is also a pure white cat and when we got him home the pinkness of his ears and nose were gone, they have since began to come back, did he loose blood with the procedure?
post #2 of 17
He shouldn't have lost any blood...it's a simple external procedure, not much chance for bleeding. It may have been stress. That can decrease blood flow to the extremities.

As for his behavior, did he bite when he was younger, or did that just start when he entered puberty? If it was hormonally related, it should stop within a month or so. It takes a while for the hormones to clear his system.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
he didnt bite when he was really small.
post #4 of 17
If the biting has become a habit it may not stop without a lot of training. If it was caused by hormones, those should clear out soon.

Good lesson for us to remember to have our boys neutered when they're 4-5 months old. Saves a lot of trouble.
post #5 of 17
Curious as to what your vet said - if you were able to ask him.

I have a stray - male, that wasn't neutered until he was ??? 10 months. (of course I don't know how old he is, but I guestimated because I was caring for him for a period of time before I got him to a free clinic to be neutered)

He was spraying everything in site, but, after less than a month - he was no longer spaying - so, my hope for you would be that it's just hormones, and once they're out of his system, he'll behave more appropriately.
post #6 of 17
Takes up to 2 months for the hormones to settle, hopefully he will calm down after that.

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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post

Good lesson for us to remember to have our boys neutered when they're 4-5 months old. Saves a lot of trouble.
They can be done earlier than that, 10-12 weeks is pretty usual so long as the weigh enough.
post #7 of 17
I had a male who wasnt fixed until he was 2 yrs old. He nipped and bite occasionally but it wasnt aggressive. He had other aggressive tendancies towards the other cats and since I got him fixed he only bites when I aggravate him playing or hes uncomfy while Im holding him but its mostly a nip to say hey leave me alone. He used to chase the other cats maliciously and attack Fatman but since he got fixed (sept) he has gone from attacking out of aggression to chasing playfully and being chased in return. I think its just a matter of the leftover hormones running their course to get out of his system.
post #8 of 17
I was talking to vets about why they wouldn't do pediatric neuters. They all said about the same thing.

They prefer to wait until the males are older because at anything younger than 5 months, their urethra isn't far enough developed. With an underdeveloped urethra (the tube they pass urine through), there is a chance it could get nicked or otherwise damaged, and this can cause scar tissue that increases the risk of blockages, which can be fatal in male cats if it isn't caught soon enough.

So that is why many vets wait until the 5 month mark to perform a neutering.
post #9 of 17
When the ears warm up they turn pink. Also it can take up to 2 months before your cat settles down. He still is thinking as a tom and he can get females pregnant if he gets outside.
post #10 of 17
Im getting my 4&1/2 month old nuetered this comming up wednesday& im so nervous, he is my first kitten(along w a 9wk old boy i just got) and have never dealt with any animals having surgeries, plus im worried about post op, seperating him from the 9wk old.. I wish there was a way i didnt have to seperate them cause ive had both of them about a month now and they are inseperable& spoiled rotten! i dont want one or the other feeling like they did something wrong having to alternate them in and out the bathroom. Plus i dont want his insicion to get infected! So please, any pointers on anything will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
post #11 of 17

Welcome to TCS @LokiNApolloMami

 

Neutering a male cat is so much easier on a cat than spaying females. The incision is so tiny they do not even need stitches. I had my two done at the same time and never separated them once they were back home. The vet will keep them until they're awake from the anesthetic, and give you instructions when you pick him up - feed lightly, try to keep him from jumping around (good luck with that!)

 

It's a good thing to do, as a responsible pet parent. And your cat will have a happier life. As will you.

 

I know you are concerned but really, it is an easy surgery.

post #12 of 17

Vets around here don't neuter until they're 6 months old unless they start showing signs of puberty.  Connor and Murphy were getting pretty nasty with each other and Connor (he's definitely the alpha male) was pinning Murphy down and holding him down by the neck.  I got them neutered and those behaviors stopped within a couple of weeks.

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Catapault View Post

Welcome to TCS @LokiNApolloMami

Neutering a male cat is so much easier on a cat than spaying females. The incision is so tiny they do not even need stitches. I had my two done at the same time and never separated them once they were back home. The vet will keep them until they're awake from the anesthetic, and give you instructions when you pick him up - feed lightly, try to keep him from jumping around (good luck with that!)

It's a good thing to do, as a responsible pet parent. And your cat will have a happier life. As will you.

I know you are concerned but really, it is an easy surgery.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I definatly feel better! And hopefully i dont have to seperate them, i will keep a close eye on the little one to make sure he doesnt mess w the older ones insicion, or get him all riled up! I think most of his attention will be trying to figure out the weird cone that will be attached to his big brothers head!.. I really do feel alot better. Thank you so much!
post #14 of 17
Your boy will likely not need a cone at all. It will actually be more distressing to both of them.
post #15 of 17

Connor and Murphy didn't have cones.  After they came home, you wouldn't have guessed they'd had surgery at all.

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by talkingpeanut View Post

Your boy will likely not need a cone at all. It will actually be more distressing to both of them.

I will keep that in mind.. Still getting one at the vet for precautions! Cause q my luck, if i dont get one, i qill have wished i wouldve! Thank you all so much! My stress has gone down alot on this matter!
post #17 of 17


Loki had his surgery yesterday!
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