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You've gotten great advice here. Please, please neuter your boy, ASAP, before his tom cat behavior get's out of hand. The limited kill humane society I volunteer at has many community programs available including low or no cost spay/neuter and shots clinics. Please look in your county for something similar. I am a huge advocate for spay/neuter because at our county shelter, (not the one I volunteer at,) for every 1 dog that is put to sleep, 32 cats & kittens are also put to sleep. Overall, total euthanasia rate is 82% of all animals that come into this shelter and this is with a committed staff that does everything they can to get other rescues to take both the dogs and cats. Please, don't add to the pet population.

 

Also, it is in your best interest to set up an emergency fund, something you add to weekly. One late nite trip to the Evet can break your wallet for a year. If realistic finances at this time in your life makes this impossible, please reconsider if having any pet at this time in your life is the right thing.

 

And please, do not add another cat to your home until your boy is neutered, make sure the new addition is also spayed/neutered" before it comes in the house" and have the funds available to properly care for them in terms of feeding/litter/medical issues/shots and so forth.

 

Good luck and thank you for coming here to ask questions. While the answers may not always be what we want to hear, the folks here have both yours and your kitty's best interests at heart.

post #32 of 35
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I thank you all for your advice. None of you are upsetting me, you're being blunt which is good. I'm pretty naive when it comes to cats. Loving them and being around people who have them is extremely different than having one of your own. I have one last question. I hope I don't seem like I'm beating a dead horse, but this is my first pet ever and I'm just trying to be very cautious. Spooky is a lot more complicated than I thought and I'm constantly worrying if everything's ok because I don't know how to characterize certain behavior

How can I tell the difference between a yowl because of pain and a howl for attention? I think that he's taking a bit hard that I work at night, as he's been acting out a lot. Last night, around the time I was getting ready to leave (I think he's figured out the time frame because he starts acting out severely around the same time every night ) he started meowing excessively and yowling. I try to stay up with him during the day but it's extremely hard because I'm so tired, but he seems to be ok during the day, he sleeps a lot and plays often. At night though, After he meows a lot he circles around and me and just meows and meows. He follows me around everywhere. I keep his litter box clean and food in his bowl so I know it's not that. So I'll be sitting somewhere and he will run to me and snuggle with me and I'll pet him but not continuously and he'll start getting extra playful and bite me and chase my feet under the covers when he dosent get his way. But he will also yowl even when I give him excessive attention or follow him around and talk to him. So I'm guessing it's a mate call?

He does this thing after he eats where he will keep making this motion this he's going to throw up, he will rub his face with his paw and then lick his paw excessively. I find it odd, but he's eating and going to the bathroom regularly so I'm not sure :/

We caught a cat watching him in the window the other way so I'm not sure if that's the cause, but he's just been yowling so much. We just went to the vet and she checked him out and didn't find anything out of the ordinary. I'm starting to get nervous now lol I know it's a lot

Thank you all for sharing with me I really appreciate it
Edited by spookysmom234 - 1/10/17 at 4:42am
post #33 of 35

What you are describing is IMO, typical tom cat behavior and this will continue to escalate unless you neuter him.

post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by spookysmom234 View Post

I thank you all for your advice. None of you are upsetting me, you're being blunt which is good. I'm pretty naive when it comes to cats. Loving them and being around people who have them is extremely different than having one of your own. I have one last question. I hope I don't seem like I'm beating a dead horse, but this is my first pet ever and I'm just trying to be very cautious. Spooky is a lot more complicated than I thought and I'm constantly worrying if everything's ok because I don't know how to characterize certain behavior

How can I tell the difference between a yowl because of pain and a howl for attention? I think that he's taking a bit hard that I work at night, as he's been acting out a lot. Last night, around the time I was getting ready to leave (I think he's figured out the time frame because he starts acting out severely around the same time every night ) he started meowing excessively and yowling. I try to stay up with him during the day but it's extremely hard because I'm so tired, but he seems to be ok during the day, he sleeps a lot and plays often. At night though, After he meows a lot he circles around and me and just meows and meows. He follows me around everywhere. I keep his litter box clean and food in his bowl so I know it's not that. So I'll be sitting somewhere and he will run to me and snuggle with me and I'll pet him but not continuously and he'll start getting extra playful and bite me and chase my feet under the covers when he dosent get his way. But he will also yowl even when I give him excessive attention or follow him around and talk to him. So I'm guessing it's a mate call?

He does this thing after he eats where he will keep making this motion this he's going to throw up, he will rub his face with his paw and then lick his paw excessively. I find it odd, but he's eating and going to the bathroom regularly so I'm not sure :/

We caught a cat watching him in the window the other way so I'm not sure if that's the cause, but he's just been yowling so much. We just went to the vet and she checked him out and didn't find anything out of the ordinary. I'm starting to get nervous now lol I know it's a lot

Thank you all for sharing with me I really appreciate it

Same time of day sounds like he is calling out to a female in heat. 

I'm glad to hear you're open to the probability that he needs to be neutered in order to stop the behaviors which are concerning you.  Again, we all can assure you that he will become a much better behaved cat once this is done.  

post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by spookysmom234 View Post

We caught a cat watching him in the window the other way so I'm not sure if that's the cause, but he's just been yowling so much.

There you go! That's one of the reasons he's bothered so much. Draw the curtains in that window. Everyone has said get him fixed stat so no point in saying it again.
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