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So, i am new, and i have a problem, I have this cat named Sunny sweet eight year old born in my closet, yada yada yada, all of a sudden he decides he wants to mark his territory alll over the place, i have considered getting him neutured or whatever you do to male cats, but i am not sure that neuturing him will make him stop spraying or if he might get ticked and run off, anyone have any ideas?
post #2 of 6
First, cats don't put the same thought into neutering as humans do. He won't miss them. It could be that there is a female in heat around which is why he is spraying, but you're right, the best thing you can do is get him neutered.

I'll move this to Behavior where others with experience with older un-neutered males can help.
post #3 of 6
It will make him stop spraying, but not right away. It will take a few weeks for the testosterone to leave his system. You're vet will be able to answer your question,
post #4 of 6
Defintly get him fixed. Is he an indoor only cat or indoor/outdoor cat?
post #5 of 6
At 8 years old and he JUST started spraying? Count yourself lucky! Get him neutered. Keeping him intact will also turn him aggressive- it is nature.
post #6 of 6
Just out of curiosity, why hasn't he been neutered before now? I am surprised that he didn't start spraying long ago - how does his coat look? Is it sort of greasy around his tail? What does your vet think about the fact he isn't yet neutered? Has your vet talked to you at all about the dangers of testicular cancer? Has he ever been allowed to breed? Sorry for all the questions, but my curiosity gets the best of me sometimes.

He very well may not stop spraying even if he is neutered, however, if spraying is a new behavior for him, it may curb it a lot. Once it is an established behavior, it is much, much more difficult to stop it even after they are neutered.

Best way to find out is to neuter him.

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