Do Cats Calm Down After Being Spayed? Spaying neuter can cause some behaviors to change or lessen, but not specifically because of removing estrogen from the body. Behavioral changes are most likely due to pain relief following surgery and anesthesia. These factors cause us to think our cats are calmer than they otherwise would be, so we attribute their behavior change to spay-neuter rather than these other factors. Another factor responsible for calming cats could be attributed to just having something else wrong with them (e.g., getting fixed) instead of the worry about finding/breeding a mate and fighting for territory and breeding rights.
Spaying and neutering also remove the risk of unwanted pregnancies, which is a very good thing! Cats are very strong mothers, but may not have the chance to be one if they haven’t been spayed yet. As well, their human family members might forget about them being in heat, so may not provide them with food or water for extended periods while caring for an active mother cat.
We recommend that all cats are spayed/neutered unless you are trying to breed your cat or its siblings for show purposes. Even then, we recommend letting the kittens get at least 6 months old before being spayed/neut so that they can grow healthy and strong. 5 months is ideal and we like to see cats at least a year old before spaying/neutering, but that may be hard with show purposes.
We have been breeding Siamese cats since 1987 and can truly say that our litters of kittens are the highlights of our lives! Breeding does require time and effort, but it’s worth it when you get to know new people from all over the world who have purchased your babies as pets or breeders themselves. One thing for certain – it will bring so much more love into your life than you could ever imagine!
You may also want to consider having a friend/family member care for your cat during this period if you think they would be less active and eat less while caring for a new litter.
Our vet also recommends keeping kittens/cats indoors until at least 2 years old so they can be spayed/neutered before going outdoors where other cats may come around to try and mate with them. For the health of our babies, we always follow our vet’s advice!
Do cats get nicer after being spayed?
Cats that are under a year old will be less active with the same intensity after being spayed/neutered because they haven’t hit puberty yet. Once they reach adolescence, most cats will become more intense and driven once reaching sexual maturity, so we recommend neutering your cat before this occurs.
Do female cats personality change after being spayed?
Female cats will become less intense and driven once reaching sexual maturity, so we recommend spaying your female cat before this occurs. For the health of our babies, we always follow our vet’s advice!
Do male cats personality change after being neutered?
Male cats neutered before puberty (before 6 months old) generally act the same as they did before neutering (unless neutered due to spraying/marking territory). Male cats neutered after puberty will most likely act like female cats.
Do female cats relax after spaying?
Yes, female cats will become less intense and driven once reaching sexual maturity, so we recommend spaying your female cat before this occurs. For the health of our babies, we always follow our vet’s advice!