Unless you are a cat breeder, you need to get your male and female cats and dogs spayed or neutered to help prevent more animals from being born that no one can take care of and keep healthy and happy. The overabundance of cats (and dogs) that are feral and run rampant is not fair to these animals, the pets in our homes, or the people in those neighborhoods. Be a responsible pet owner, and do not neglect to spay or neuter your pets.
Can a Neutered Cat Still Ejaculate?
If you have had your male cat neutered, this cat can ejaculate. However, no seamen are found in the ejaculate needed to impregnate a female cat.
If you are not a cat breeder, you are undoubtedly one of the millions of people who decide to adopt a cat in need. If you adopt a cat (s), be a responsible cat parent and make sure,
- Never adopt so many cats that you cannot adequately feed or care for them properly.
- You do not let your cats run outside throughout the neighborhood.
- You give your precious fur babies the attention they deserve, setting up a playtime every day.
- You get your kitties the vaccinations they need.
- Your cats have a yearly wellness visit to ensure they remain healthy.
This procedure needs to be number one on your to-do list when you have pets and are not a registered breeder. Your pet’s health improves, and you do not have an abundance of kittens.
The neutering process eliminates the cat’s drive to mate because neutering removes the male and female reproductive organs. The sexual drives of each gender take several weeks to eradicate after spaying or neutering.
After a male cat is neutered, it can ejaculate, but it is less likely than before they were neutered. It is enjoyable for your cat to masturbate, but is not as expected after neutering. The neutered cat may go through all the steps of the pre-mating process without actually mating or having sexual intercourse with a female cat.
When your beloved furball does this, it can be an embarrassing event, especially if your kitty does this in front of your guests. However, you have to keep in mind and remember that this is a natural behavior for your cat.
Your cat does not care who they are in the presence of when they decide to act out. One thing you never do is yell at or reprimand your kitty for doing what they know is a normal action of ejaculating. Disciplining your cat is not only cruel; it will do no good because your cat will not understand your anger and actions as they were doing what was normal for them. If you keep being angry or reprimanding your cat for this normal action, this will break down your relationship, bond, and trust that your cat has developed with you.
Once your male cat is neutered, it reduces the chances of your cat ejaculating because they lose the desire to do this. You cannot entirely stop your cat from doing this because that is not how nature works. So, you take your kitten to be neutered, and after the procedure, when you bring your kitten home, you must expect that there remains a tiny element of testosterone levels in the body. Your kitty may still have some erections within a few weeks after the procedure.
Neutered cats can still produce erections until their body chemistry adapts and the testosterone levels drop. When you have your male cat neutered, this intervention stops spraying or stops the cat from trying to mate until the hormones readjust.
Can A Neutered Cat Still Get Erect?
Cat professionals and veterinarians say that cats can still erect after being neutered for a few weeks. It takes at least 30 days for the testosterone levels to be eliminated from the cat’s body. You undoubtedly associate this action in a neutered cat with the mating process.
Many cat parents do not realize that neutered male cats can erect because their penis still function naturally. Neutered male cats can still masturbate and mount other cats. However, the neutered male no longer impregnates a female cat. These sexual actions occur primarily in male cats who have been neutered later in adult life.
It is common for a neutered cat to push out its penis and lick it. However, this happens for other reasons than sexual purposes. If your cat does this, it could have a urinary disease or another issue with the urinary tract.
If your cat excessively licks its genital area, it may be dealing with pain during urination or abdominal pain. You may notice your cat frequents the litter pan to pee more often in these situations. Trips to the litter pan can be painful, and your cat may be vocal. Licking the penis may accompany the following symptoms. Call your vet immediately if you notice your male cat frequently licking its genitals. This could mean your cat is sick.
- Frequent urination
- Blood in the urine
- Urinating outside the litter pan
- Loss of appetite
- Inability to urinate
Will A Neutered Cat Still Try To Mate?
If your male cat was neutered later in life, its urge to mate is already deeply ingrained in your cat. Neutered males can be attracted to females. However, the male cat’s sexual desires significantly decrease after being neutered. After a male cat is neutered, the desire for sex is nearly eliminated immediately following the procedure.
If a neutered male cat comes in contact with a female in heat, the male can undoubtedly be attracted to that female cat. You can help your kitty by providing it with more attention and finding ways your cat can utilize its energy away from sexual advances towards an unspayed female cat.
Even though your male cat’s reproductive organs are removed, and your cat can no longer produce sexual hormones, there can be an element of residual hormones for up to 30 days. Your neutered male can ejaculate but without the sexual hormones.
*Ignorance is not bliss when taking care of your cats. Be a responsible pet owner.
If you are not a registered cat breeder, get your cat spayed or neutered as soon as possible. Kittens are ready for spaying or neutering at four to five months. Older cats as quickly as possible.
In our 30 plus years of cat rescue and cat care, we have made it a practice to have all feline strays coming our way and remaining with us to be spayed or neutered. Yes, this was an expensive ordeal sometimes, but in our minds, a very worthwhile venture. I believe that we have certainly done our share of protecting, caring for, and housing feline rescues. I never had too many cats that we could not care for properly. Currently, we have six furball babies, four years to 17 years of age.