A survey, based on interviews with clients, was conducted to evaluate changes in patterns of objectionable behavior in 42 male cats castrated in adulthood. A pronounced and rapid postoperative decline in fighting, roaming, and urine spraying occurred in 53, 56, and 78% of the cases, respectively. A gradual decline in these patterns of behavior occurred in 35, 38 and 9% of the cases, respectively. In the remaining cases, a decline in these patterns of behavior was not evident. In the same cat, a rapid decline in one pattern often occurred with only a gradual or unnoticeable reduction in one or both of the other patterns. Age at time of castration was not related to rate of decline.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1973|
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