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Old September 27th 03, 12:20 PM
Rachel
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Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went
great and he has recovered extremely well from his "ordeal". My question is
how long is it usually before you might see a difference in the cats
personality? I think there are some changes already such as he doesn't seem
to do the mock spraying thing (he hadn't started spraying but would back up
and pretend to) as much, also I think he seems a little calmer. I am hoping
that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled
with the neutering.

Thanks in advance.

Rachel


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Old September 27th 03, 02:42 PM
MaryL
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"Rachel" wrote in message
...
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went
great and he has recovered extremely well from his "ordeal". My question

is
how long is it usually before you might see a difference in the cats
personality? I think there are some changes already such as he doesn't

seem
to do the mock spraying thing (he hadn't started spraying but would back

up
and pretend to) as much, also I think he seems a little calmer. I am

hoping
that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled
with the neutering.

Thanks in advance.

Rachel



I never noticed any personality change at all after my cats were spayed or
neutered. As you said, your cat may become more affectionate with time --
but this is not something to expect immediately, and it it will vary greatly
with different cats. What you describe as "mock spraying" may be what many
call "the happy shake." If so, your cat is not trying to spray. That, too,
varies with different cats.

MaryL
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Photos of Duffy and Holly (pictorial history of my blind cat Duffy's
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Old September 27th 03, 02:42 PM
MaryL
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"Rachel" wrote in message
...
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went
great and he has recovered extremely well from his "ordeal". My question

is
how long is it usually before you might see a difference in the cats
personality? I think there are some changes already such as he doesn't

seem
to do the mock spraying thing (he hadn't started spraying but would back

up
and pretend to) as much, also I think he seems a little calmer. I am

hoping
that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled
with the neutering.

Thanks in advance.

Rachel



I never noticed any personality change at all after my cats were spayed or
neutered. As you said, your cat may become more affectionate with time --
but this is not something to expect immediately, and it it will vary greatly
with different cats. What you describe as "mock spraying" may be what many
call "the happy shake." If so, your cat is not trying to spray. That, too,
varies with different cats.

MaryL
(take out the litter to reply)

Photos of Duffy and Holly (pictorial history of my blind cat Duffy's
integration into our household):
Duffy, Part I: The Introduction -- http://tinyurl.com/8y54
Duffy, Part II: Life at Home -- http://tinyurl.com/8y56



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Old September 27th 03, 02:42 PM
MaryL
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"Rachel" wrote in message
...
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went
great and he has recovered extremely well from his "ordeal". My question

is
how long is it usually before you might see a difference in the cats
personality? I think there are some changes already such as he doesn't

seem
to do the mock spraying thing (he hadn't started spraying but would back

up
and pretend to) as much, also I think he seems a little calmer. I am

hoping
that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled
with the neutering.

Thanks in advance.

Rachel



I never noticed any personality change at all after my cats were spayed or
neutered. As you said, your cat may become more affectionate with time --
but this is not something to expect immediately, and it it will vary greatly
with different cats. What you describe as "mock spraying" may be what many
call "the happy shake." If so, your cat is not trying to spray. That, too,
varies with different cats.

MaryL
(take out the litter to reply)

Photos of Duffy and Holly (pictorial history of my blind cat Duffy's
integration into our household):
Duffy, Part I: The Introduction -- http://tinyurl.com/8y54
Duffy, Part II: Life at Home -- http://tinyurl.com/8y56



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Old September 27th 03, 04:28 PM
Philip ®
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In ,
Rachel being of bellicose mind posted:
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday,
everything went great and he has recovered extremely well from his
"ordeal". My question is how long is it usually before you might
see a difference in the cats personality? I think there are some
changes already such as he doesn't seem to do the mock spraying
thing (he hadn't started spraying but would back up and pretend
to) as much, also I think he seems a little calmer. I am hoping
that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures
coupled with the neutering.

Thanks in advance.

Rachel


What's a mock?
--

~~Philip

"Never let school interfere
with your education - Mark Twain"


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Old September 27th 03, 04:28 PM
Philip ®
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In ,
PawsForThought being of bellicose mind
posted:
From: "Rachel"


My question is
how long is it usually before you might see a difference in the
cats personality? I think there are some changes already such as
he doesn't seem to do the mock spraying thing (he hadn't started
spraying but would back up and pretend to) as much, also I think
he seems a little calmer. I am hoping that he becomes a little
more affectionate with time as he matures coupled with the
neutering.


My boy was neutered at 5 1/2 months. I honestly don't recall
seeing a noticeable personality change in him. He's now 3 1/2
years old and he's still extremely active. He has become a lap
cat though. I think it's supposed to take a few weeks until their
hormones level out, so to speak. Both of my cats shake their
tails but have never sprayed.

Lauren


Ditto. With "Rusty" (abandoned tabby), I waited until he first
started that unmistakable yowling to get outside and mate. That was
at age 8-9 months. After his "ordeal" he kept looking at me oddly
for a couple of months. New behavior. He got over it and has been a
great house cat ever since. But he does do the stressed tail shaking
thing once in a while though no urine has ever been expressed. No
spraying in the house ever with him in 13 1/2 yrs. Urinating is just
a function... done in the litter box.
--

~~Philip

"Never let school interfere
with your education - Mark Twain"


 




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