My female cat is peeing on the couch and everywhere else. If we got her fixed, would this help?

I need help please! Bella is 3 and weighs like 5 lbs. We want to get her fixed, but dont want to hurt her by having her pouf up... She's the runt of the litter, and we haven't seen a vet yet.

Asked by Bella on Oct 21st 2012 in Spaying & Neutering
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Izadore (Izzie)

No matter what, Bella needs to be spayed. She will only gain weight if you overfeed her. Weight gain due to spaying or neutering is an Old Wive's Tale and simply isn't true. If she's 3 years old and has never been vaccinated or had a well-kitty exam, she's long overdue. The peeing outside of the box could be due to a bladder infection. These infections are painful but seldom show symptoms other than the inability to control urination. Spaying her will eliminate many cancers and other conditions that Bella could have as she ages. At that time, have her urine tested for infection. The vet will advise you on how to proceed.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/22/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Linus (Dreamboat #72a)

As Izzie said, she needs to be spayed. Weight gain is a myth. Spaying and neutering does not cause weight gain - overfeeding does. She needs to see a vet. She could have a bladder infection or she may be marking. Female cats in heat will mark with urine too to let the boys know they are available. See the vet ASAP.

Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 10/22/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer