17 April, 2011 at 5:38 am #44647
Today I was cleaning the litter box, more like tonight actually, and I noticed the litter pan had a foul smell in it, and I can’t describe it, it’s not like urine and it’s all over the litter pan, and it wasn’t covered at all, just look liked someone had sprayed in it.
The reason I’m asking is because if this is spraying, Gabriel will need to be brought to be neutered A LOT sooner than expected, he’s not four months yet, he will be the 25th of this month.17 April, 2011 at 6:14 am #657114
Please someone answer, the reason I ask because I’m afraid Gabriel is beginning to spray. I don’t want him to spray for too long if he is beginning to. I don’t want to be worrying over nothing.17 April, 2011 at 7:17 am #657115
Hi D&G,male cat spray is a very strong smell similar to the urine smell but much stronger. It does dissipate rather quickly.Gabe is probably starting to mature and he is passing it in the litter box(unless you smell it elsewhere.)
He can certainly already be maturing so maybe neutering him earlier wouldn’t be a bad idea.17 April, 2011 at 2:15 pm #657116
Is there any reason to wait on the neutering? (Not sure about the spray smell…haven’t experienced it yet.) Bot of my boys were neutered right before the 4 month mark.17 April, 2011 at 2:43 pm #657117
DG, I have not heard of a cat spraying IN the litter box. If so, you are very lucky! Normally, they will spray outside of the litter box. And, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a neutered cat can still spray…even if they were neutered before sexual maturity. Atticus was neutered at four months old and has had an on again-off again spraying problem for the past year…starting at nearly 6 years of age. It has been due to many cats in the apartment complex coming up to the windows of the apartment and he, as the alpha cat of the house, is very territorial. We use Feliway and Bach’s…he still has his moments of spraying.17 April, 2011 at 2:52 pm #657118
Thanks everyone! I will give a call in tomorrow.
Well…Dr. Hill wanted to wait to give him more time to grow and mature…I understood it as getting neutered could stunt some of his growing making him not grow to his potential size. I know that his dad wasn’t neutered until over a year old which is why is father got to be so large, or so I understood it as.
Dee: Luckily, I don’t think we have many cats running around, we have two dogs that live in the houses next to us and they don’t bother Gabriel at all, in fact he seems to enjoy taunting them through the window.17 April, 2011 at 5:44 pm #657119
Aww DG!….. let us know what Dr. Hill says….17 April, 2011 at 6:22 pm #657120
I have always had female cats, but one of the local toms sometimes sprays our door (on the outside). It stinks, and it takes ages to disipate. Yuk!17 April, 2011 at 7:11 pm #657121
Definitely will AV, sadly they are not open Sundays.
Polly, I can still smell it in the litter pan even though we’ve dumped it out and cleaned it.17 April, 2011 at 7:51 pm #657122
Try a bleach and water soak in the pan if you have a spare they can use while you clean the icky one.18 April, 2011 at 9:35 pm #657123
Hey AV, Dr. Hill said Gabriel will be neutered next week since he’s positive Gabriel is beginning to spray.18 April, 2011 at 9:41 pm #657124
I’ve had the litter smell terribly when my cat had a kidney infection. Please have your vet check out your kitten for that possibility. He may not want to neuter him while he has an infection.
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