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Will neutering my cat make him not want to go out?

Will neutering my cat make him not want to go out?

A: We don’t recommend having free-roaming cats. Usually, neutering a tom will curb its desire to roam, although cats are a little different than dogs and wander for reasons other than reproducing, such as hunting. So neutering will reduce the instinct to roam, but it won’t eliminate it.

When do male kittens come home after neutering?

Coming Home. Most male kitties will come home on the same day their neutering procedure is performed. You may notice that your furry buddy is a bit uncoordinated and loopy from the anesthesia. This is completely normal; it should wear off within 24 hours of the procedure, according to the KittiCo Cat Rescue Spay Neuter Clinic.

When to call the vet about your neutered cat?

If you notice that your cat is unable to defecate or urinate normally within the first 72 hours post-surgery, you need to contact your vet immediately.

Do you need a collar for a neutered kitten?

Your vet can usually provide one of these soft or hard cone-shaped collars for you or you can purchase one in a pet supply store. If you are caring for more than one neutered kitten after surgery, you may need to separate them so that they don’t accidentally irritate their incisions during any rough play.

What should I do if my cat is not eating after surgery?

The day after surgery, give your cat regular amounts of water and food. Since the anesthetics can make your cat a bit nauseous, it’s normal if he does not eat right away. But if your feline friend isn’t drinking or eating normally 48 hours after surgery, you need to consult your vet immediately.

Do you have to have a male cat neutered?

Pet parents usually make the choice of having cat neutering surgery done based on recommendations from their veterinarian or breeder. Rescue organizations and shelters usually require all adopted male cats to be neutered. A main benefit to neutering a male cat is to help prevent pet overpopulation.

What should I do with my cat after neutering?

Seeing them indoors also makes it possible for owners to observe their cats routinely during the healing process. The best approach to keeping cats quiet after surgery is to keep recently spayed or neutered cats in one cat-proofed room for a few days. This effectively isolates them from others who might play or harass them during their recovery.

What are the risks of neutering a cat?

The greatest long-term health risk for a cat after neuter surgery is obesity. Neutered cats have a lower metabolism and activity level due to the lack of testosterone. To combat this, prevent your cat from overeating and gaining unhealthy weight. Engage him in regular play to help keep his weight down and his activity level and happiness up.

Can a neutered male pick up the odor of a female?

I reasoned that odor is a particularly important sense to a cat and that any self-respecting male should be able to pick up the odor of the same or opposite sex. That is certainly true of an intact male cat who can detect the odor of a female in heat from several blocks away, but a neutered female should not hold the same olfactory attraction.