Why does my cat Ares try to mount my cat pumpkin? Ares is an adult male and Neutered, pumpkin is a kitten a few months old but not old enough to be fertile, Is he doing it for dominance?


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There can be many reasons, including dominance and even play behavior. After neutering, hormonal levels don't immediately change.  The reduction in testosterone is gradual, as is the reduction of behaviors.

For sure you need to be sure he's healthy.  Various medical problems, including urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, priapism and skin allergies, can influence a cat's mounting behavior. These issues can be serious if not properly treated and require medical attention rather than behavioral treatment. A cat suffering from one of these or other medical issues often spend a lot of time licking himself, making unsuccessful trips to the litter box, crying during urination. If you notice your cat exhibiting any signs, take him to a veterinarian to rule out medical concerns.

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HappyTo BeHereTo commented
Hi Indigo!
Sounds like it. I rescue cats and fix them all. It's not that uncommon. Be sure to fix the girls. They can go into heat surprisingly young.
Although he's shooting blanks, he's still a guy.
Men. Sheesh....
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Indigo Dawn commented
We always fix all of our cats, id be surprised if we had another cat to spay again, that was crazy.
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Welcome to Blurtit and thanks for the follow. :)
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Ray Dart answered

Cats suck, don't they? Get rid of them and get some proper pets.

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