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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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

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Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went great and he has recovered extremely well ... 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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Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went great and he has recovered extremely well ... 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"
My boy was neutered at 5 1/2 months. I honestly don't recall seeing a noticeable personality change in him. He's ... 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"
me neither in any of mine, But I think if you had cat used for stud and then you had him neutered you would notice the change in him, because he would be desperate for a female anymore so would become calmer.
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last ... he matures coupled with the neutering. Thanks in advance. Rachel

What's a mock?

It can mean several things from contempt and ridicule to imitation or practice purposes. I was meaning it in an imitation kind of way.
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I never noticed any personality change at all after my ... trying to spray. That, too, varies with different cats. MaryL

me neither in any of mine, But I think if you had cat used for stud and then you had him neutered you would notice the change in him, because he would be desperate for a female anymore so would become calmer.

Hahahhaha. Not so with a seal point Siamese I had long ago. Had him neutered at 3yrs (don't ask why.. wife thing) and the only thing that changed was his "focus" Anything that was hairy became the object of his affections. This included blankets with fringe on the ends, parkas with furry collars, even throw pillows with fringe/tassels. It got pretty funny for awhile there! Then he'd get an erection and go to licking himself in front of guests. The wife really had a problem with this behavior. LOL

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