My neutered cats seem to have coitus.

by Diane
(Frankfort, Illinois, USA)

My neutered male cat often mounts my spayed female and thrusts. Are they really having coitus, or is this just a common behavior?

RESPONSE:

There are a few reasons that this can happen. When a tom is neutered about 90% won't display tom behaviors anymore. However, in about 10% of the cases they continue the behavior although they can't reproduce.

There are the cases of the cryptorchid cats that could come into play...read this: Cryptorchid Cat .

I also saw a great explanation from Dr. Nicholas Dodman that explains the situation pretty well: sexual aggression in neutered cats

I hope this helps. Good luck with resolving the problem.

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