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Male cat spraying question

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PyjamaLlama Fri 08-Apr-16 18:05:18

We're thinking of re-homing a 1yr male cat (from a private seller). The owner has told me that he hasn't been neutered as he is an indoor cat. This is something that we would get done, but.... in the initial few days in his new home, is he likely to spray everywhere?

cozietoesie Fri 08-Apr-16 18:12:38

You might be lucky even though the move will likely stress him a bit and he has new territory.

Maybe get some Feliway? Phone up the vet first thing though and book him in for Relinquishment. wink

PyjamaLlama Fri 08-Apr-16 18:21:06

Thank you Cozie, I think I may arrange to take him straight to the vet. Just a bit worried it will be very stressful for him. Hopefully we will have a few years to make it up to him though smile

cozietoesie Fri 08-Apr-16 18:28:46

He might be OK with it all. smile She doesn't sound like a very responsible owner, though. Was he with her as a pet or was she thing of having him as a breeding cat do you know?

sarah1ouise Fri 08-Apr-16 18:30:30

We used Zylkene powder in the food of our nervous cat when we moved house (South England to Scotland!) and it really chilled him out. You might find he's like my other cat though, he didn't bat an eyelid to the move, new baby or when we got our puppy!

Good luck and so good to hear you're re-homing an older cat star

PyjamaLlama Fri 08-Apr-16 18:33:13

He's not a pedigree so I shouldn't imagine he is a breeding cat. The reason he is looking to re-home him is that he is getting very stressed out by their boisterous dog.

PyjamaLlama Fri 08-Apr-16 18:43:12

I'll look into Zylkene powder thank you Sarah.

Cozie - is that not a usual thing to do then? (to not neuter an indoor cat)

cozietoesie Fri 08-Apr-16 18:58:59

Not in my own experience. Hormones is hormones wink and even an indoor cat won't avoid them coursing through the system I reckon.

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