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Getting along after neutering?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I have a question. I have two cats socks and Birdie. Socks is about to get neutered in 3 months. Birdie is already fixed, she is 3 years old. Birdie and socks are real bestfriends they play together , groom each other , 'exc.
But my question is, will birdie still think he is her friend still? will they change?
will birdie think that he is a new kitten and will hiss and swat at him??? sorry for a lot of questions. I just dont want them to change.

Thanks.
this is socks

post #2 of 14
Neutered and spayed animals will get along together better than unneutered and unspayed animals for sure.
How old is Socks now? Why wait three months?
The sooner the better for the boys as once those hormones kick in you will have trouble you'll wish you had avoided.
post #3 of 14
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He is three months old. When is the good time to get him neutered?
post #4 of 14
I just brought home my new kitten, Q, and he's about 9 weeks old. The place I adopted him from just had him neutered two days ago. So I would have to say that anytime now is just fine.
Would others agree?
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Did you vet said you kitten has to be 3 pounds or higher?
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by KittyLova
He is three months old. When is the good time to get him neutered?
That depends a lot on where you live. Where I live (England) it isn't common to neuter cats much under 6 months and a lot of vets won't. Some rescues routinely neuter kittens before rehoming them but most vets will still say about 6 months for a male. My kitten is 5 and a half months and I'm getting him done tomorrow. I had my previous cats done at a similar age. I'd say about 5 months is a good time but there's no reason why it can't be done sooner if your vet is happy to do it.
post #7 of 14
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I live in the USA. a lot of people live in Nashville and they say its good to get your cat fixed at nine weeks. Is that true or not true???
post #8 of 14
Well, I'm in TN as well, and the Feral Cat Society that I adopted from wanted to have their vet neuter our kitten before we took him home, and they scheduled it with the vet they use. He seems to be unaffected by the surgery. I think a lot of it depends on the vet.

I wonder if the personality changes that usually come along with neutering (the sort of slowing down/or chilling out) is dependent on the age at which they're altered.
post #9 of 14
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I got my cats at CATS ARE US. They spay and neuter there cats at six months. I dont care what age he has to be neutered. I just dont him to do his you know on Birdie. Bridie is spayed. I always spay and neuter my pets.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by KittyLova
I live in the USA. a lot of people live in Nashville and they say its good to get your cat fixed at nine weeks. Is that true or not true???
My vet will do it at 8 weeks or 2lbs. I waited until 12 weeks so the kittens had all their shots.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by KittyLova
I got my cats at CATS ARE US. They spay and neuter there cats at six months. I dont care what age he has to be neutered. I just dont him to do his you know on Birdie. Bridie is spayed. I always spay and neuter my pets.
I would recommend you get the procedure done as early as possible. Contact the clinics listed below to see when they would neuter your boy:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#tn

Although the prevailing thought has been to wait until 6 months....cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age. Pediatric spaying/neutering (as early as 7 weeks and 2 lbs) is catching on...but there are still a lot of places that will only fix at the 6 month mark. Just keep him strictly indoors only and try to set up the earliest appt. you can get.

Katie
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks I am going to check them out.
post #13 of 14
A word of caution: When you first bring a kitty home from being spayed or neutered, they'll smell like the vet's office. The other cats probably won't like it. In our house, we had a little turmoil for about a week, when Muffin finally got over it and stopped hating her mommy.
post #14 of 14
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she goes there for her shots and check ups. I hope she will remember the smell.
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