To all cat owners, take heart! Stopping cat peeing all over the house is possible!
Male cats or tomcats are driven by their hormones to pee everywhere to leave their scent, mark their territory, and attract females. Will my cat stop peeing everywhere after being neutered? The good news is, yes. The drop in hormones will also make tomcats less agitated, and more calm.
But it’s not a fool-proof solution. Without further ado, let’s look into it.
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Will Your Cat Stop Peeing Everywhere After Being Neutered?
For the most part, yes.
One strong motivation to neuter my cat was definitely to get my cat to stop peeing on things. This change in behavior is triggered by the reduction of his hormones, as mentioned above.
Getting my cat neutered to stop him from peeing everywhere was the right decision. After the procedure, my cat will stop being so hormonally driven, making him less agitated about mating and, therefore, less intent to leave his scent everywhere.
But as an aside, getting my cat neutered can also protect him from certain diseases and keep him safe at home instead of roaming the streets.
Why Does My Cat Pee Everywhere?
Male cats peeing everywhere is one sign they have reached reproductive maturity and are ready to become a father. This typically happens when they reach 5 to 6 months in age, it might vary, depending on the cat breed and health conditions.
At that stage, I noticed my cat meowing so much all of a sudden too. Apparently, that’s yet another sign of maturity, along with restlessness and frequent wandering off, most probably in search of a female.
Why Is My Cat Still Peeing Everywhere After Being Neutered?
Because while neutering my cat can dampen his urges to mate, my tomcat will still feel strongly territorial. If and when he comes in contact with other cats, whether it be a neighbor’s cat or a new kitten I bring home, he might begin spraying everywhere again to assert his dominance and “ownership” of the territory.
Truthfully, this territorial streak applies to both genders. So it’s also possible to see a spayed or fixed female cat peeing everywhere.
Sometimes however, it might also be because your cat is suffering from a medical condition. If I see my cat squatting but the litter box is somewhere else in the house, this is slightly unusual behavior and a possible symptom for something going on.
A neutered cat peeing everywhere can be because of anything from arthritis to diabetes and kidney disease – which can make getting into the litter box tricky for my feline friend – or maybe he just really needs to go all the time.
He may also have a urinary tract infection. Whatever the case, if the behavior continues for a while, it’s best to check with the vet as soon as possible.
Smells That Deter Cats From Peeing
Sometimes the cat urine stink can reach dangerous levels. If my cat has been fixed, there are no new cats wandering about, and I don’t think they are sick… what other things can I look into to discourage his or her rampant urinating?
Did you know that certain smells deter cats from peeing?
One way to stop my cat peeing everywhere is to put specific smells in the certain parts of the house he or she likes to mark.
Smells that deter cats from peeing include:
Simply put some citrus peels, lavender seeds, coffee beans, or whatever else carries the scent of your choice into a small pouch, leave it in the stinky corner (after cleaning it thoroughly first, of course) and voila!
Your operation cat pee prevention is underway.
Just because it’s part of their nature doesn’t mean you need to put up with it. Will my cat stop peeing everywhere after being neutered? As discussed in the article, for the most part, the answer is yes.
But even without the 100% guarantee, neutering cats is a wise move for multiple reasons.
If your cat still urinates all over the house after being spayed or neutered, he or she may just need some time to overcome old habits, or they may be feeling territorial or anxious for some reason.
Or… it may also boil down to the simple reason of your cat drinking a little too much water today.
I am Amy Sawy, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate from the University of Kansas. y husband, Dr. Plummer, and I own a veterinary clinic in Phillipsburg, Kansas. In addition to my professional background, I am a devoted pet owner myself, with a household that includes dogs, rodents, and most notably, cats – a total of five felines in my home.
In 2020, I joined an organization as a professional writer, leveraging my experience and collaborating with my team to deliver the most valuable information for your cat’s care.