Reasons Neutered Male Cats Still Fight

Reasons Neutered Male Cats Still Fight

Neutered male cats still possess strong territorial instincts, however, compared to intact cats that defend areas around the home and continue seeking opportunities to expand their territory, neutered cats, especially those that are kept indoors, defend their living space inside the household. If another cat breaches this territory, the neutered cat won’t hesitate to defend it by fighting.

The frequency of fighting generally depends on how many cats there are in the household, particularly the presence of intact and dominant male cats. Female cats also possess this territorial instinct and will also get in fights with other cats to defend established territory.

During fights, one or both cats often end up with puncture wounds. At first glance, you may not see any bite marks, but when you take a closer look, you will find small puncture wounds which are far more serious than surface wounds. The surface of puncture wounds can heal very quickly but the risk of infection within the wound is very much present. The most common sites of bite wounds are on the cat’s head, forelimbs, or base of the tail.

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