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Old 05-02-2007, 10:16 AM
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I have a female cat, who was spayed nearly 5 years ago.

This past two weeks we have had 4 or 5 Tom cats hanging around the back garden, trying to get in through the cat flap, digging up the garden and generally harrassing poor little Jessy. She was quite a fiesty cat but is looking very stressed by this.

The Toms seem to be acting as though she was in season but this has never happened before, and she is not acting strangely herself this doesn't seem possible. I spoke to the vet who also says she should not be 'giving out any hormones.

I have a dog too who is helping to keep them out of the house while I am at work. I don't want to put any cat deterrents down as this will also affect Jessy.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-04-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Jax
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Do you know for sure they are male cats? Could they be male and female? Maybe it's a territorial issue and not heat-related.

Are you confident that this vet did a complete and correct spay procedure?

It's hard to know for sure why the other cats (feral cats?) are harrassing your pet cat, but it sounds like your cat is in danger of being hurt, possibly seriously, possibly fatally.

It might be time to reconsider allowing your cat outdoors. Outdoor cats lead shorter lives and often face grim endings.

My own cat is indoors. She is given visits outside in my fenced backyard only when I can supervise (I am literally a few feet away since there are always raptors overhead and my cat is tiny-tiny like a baby bunny). She is happy and healthy and 15 years old.
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