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I have a 2 y.o. male cat who goes outside on occasion. He just started spraying inside when we don'

I also have a 6 m. o. male cat, but have never had any problems b/t my cats. Recently, my older one has begun spraying in the house when I won't let him out. I don't want him outside all the time because he gets in fights with my neighbor's cats and comes home a bloody mess. Being 2 y. o., is it too late to get him fixed and will it stop the problem of him spraying?

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    It is not too late to get him neutered. He may have already developed some bad habits as far as spraying that will be hard to break. But neutering him will help with behavior and aggression and will have many other long term health benefits as well. Your 6 month old should be neutered now also to prevent him from developing the same problems. As he is coming of age, his scent may be part of what is causing the other male to spray to mark his territory.
  • Sandra PerrySandra Perry MemphisMember Posts: 1,425
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    I agree with Allie. 2 is definitely not too old to be fixed and 6 mos is not too young. Both of them should be neutered, especially if they go outside. There are lots of unwanted kitties in the world and cats have never been known for their chastity. Neutering will help and I would also recommend a good enyzmatic cleanser like Nature's Miracle or Simple Solution to clean the urine smells. If they smell themselves, they'll go to the same spot again and again. Spraying is a territory thing, especially for an outside cat.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    My late (hit by a car) Ernie never sprayed until he started going outside (his choice, not mine). Then, he sprayed outside and inside on the walls around his litter box. He was neutered so he didn't fight. Absolutely have your cats neutered. Did you know that over their lifetimes, two cats and their subsequent offspring can produce 3 million cats, most of which don't find homes and are euthanized? My rescue organization neutered cats as young as 8 weeks and as old as 10 years. It's never too late to be proactive in helping to control this country's overwhelming overpopulation of unwanted pets.
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