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male cat spraying ours

My family recently got a new female kitten and she got desexed and goes outside a lot but our neighbours adult male cat who is also desexed keeps spraying her and on one occasion pooed on her. we have to keep washing her and i dont know if this is related, she has been vomiting latley a lot as well. how do we stop this without paying too much if possible? please help!

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  • patricia ponivaspatricia ponivas Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 51,847
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    The best thing you can do is keep your kitten indoors. It's safer for your cat and will be easier on your pocketbook. It might be another male cat doing that, not unless you've actually seen what cat is doing these deeds to your kitty. Sometimes a vet misses on testicle, he might still have one. I don't know if the vomitting is caused by this behavior. There are a lot of diseases and illnesses a cat that goes outside can get. I would take her to the vet for a exam and keep her indoors.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    Well, first of all, you can stop the problem with the frisky male by making your cat an indoor-only kitty. It will prolong her life, protect her from icky diseases, and prevent her from being the victim of a road accident. As to why the castrated male is "marking" your kitten, I have no idea. Maybe she still has some female pheromones that he's smelling and he wants to claim her as his own. Desexed cats not uncommonly engage in mating behavior (the male mounting the female), and desexed males don't always lose the urge to spray. As for the vomiting, I'd take her to the vet. Kittens can get dehydrated very quickly and die from excessive vomiting. Call the SPCA or a local shelter for information on cheap vet treatment.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Your poor kitten! You'd think she'd WANT to stay inside after that! This bully is claiming her as his "territory". Even desexed male (and female) cats will spray to mark what they think is theirs. We have a cat who frequents our yard and my outdoor cat is terrified of him although as far as I know he's never done anything to her. I'm lucky b/c I just let my dogs out to chase him away. If I knew who he belonged to, I might have some suggestions to make as MY cat stays in her yard. I would absolutely go to your neighbors and remark on what their cat is doing. At least they'd know he's a bully. As for the vomiting, this is a case for the vet. We can't give medical advice here as we don't know your cat or whether she may have eaten something outdoors that made her ill. Many vets will accept payment plans as times are rough all over. Good luck and if you do let your kitten outside, keep an eye on her and chase the bully away if he approaches her!
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