What kind of surgery is there for cats who spray and have already been neutered?
Type of Animal: Maine Coon Cat
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 9
Name of Cat: Casper
Pheromones, he has been neutered years ago too
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This is a question of trying to modify behavior.
I am going to provide all my typical info about inappropriate urination in cats. Spraying is a bit different, however, there are several recommendations you may find useful:
Options for treating inappropriate urination, assuming not due to systemic (internal) problems including infection:
- All areas where your pet is urinating must be cleaned with an enzymatic cleaner.
-You can apply double-sided tape to reduce your cat’s wanting to urinate in the area or place furniture in the way.
-You can try to attract your cat more to the litter box by spraying feline pheromone in the litter box:
Frequently Asked Questions about Feliway
Pheromone Collar NurtureCalm
-Sometimes, using a different type of litter can help. (Scented vs. unscented) (Clumping vs. non-clumping)
-Always make sure there are more litter boxes. For one cat, there should be at least 2 litter boxes. If multiple cats, they each should have a litter box plus one extra.
-Older cats can have a harder time with litter boxes that have a top on them or high sides. That is important to also keep in mind.
-Other deterrents can include placing aluminum foil in the area of inappropriate urination.
Inappropriate Urination in Cats
-Lastly, work with your veterinarian. There are medications that can also be of benefit:
Fluoxetine (Reconcile / Prozac)
Inappropriate Urination or Defecation
Pay close attention to the two medications mentioned above. These are possible alternatives to discuss a trial with your vet that can help.
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Well, possibly a PU:
Although, I have a hard time believing a surgery like that would be done for just spraying before trying medication.
It is essentially redirected urine by creating a new hole within the urethra.
It is a bit invasive, but its the only surgery I could think of to try and curb spraying.
I personally don't know any vet that would do surgery for a spraying cat before trying behavior modification or medical management with drugs first.
As a personal opinion.
I thought you might enjoy this article:
I really think surgery is a bad idea.
You will see references to some of the products and medications I have recommended towards the end.
About the best answer I can give.
you bet. Good Luck. It will take some time, but with some adjustments and maybe medication, that should help.
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