When we first moved in to our house, she was the first of the village cats to commandeer us.
We had her neutered very soon after, and since then she has been a very settled house cat and taken to domesticity happily.
That was two years ago.
The last two weeks, have been very different.
Every tom cat in the village has come calling.
They have surrounded the house, and yowl and call incessantly. They are spraying, marking all my plants and pots. They follow her into the house and spray the furniture!
I have to keep all the doors and a lot of the windows closed.
I feel as though I am under seige ::)
Daisy too has changed. She only wants food from us now, nothing else.
I have had neutered female cats before and the local tom cats left them alone.
Does anybody know why there is this change of behaviour and how long it is likely to last. :-? :-? :-?
You don`t say but if you had her neutered & she behaves this way she properly has Ovarian Remnant Syndrome.
Poor surgical technique or a difficult ovary to locate can lead to a piece of ovary being left behind during the operation. This ovarian tissue erratically produces hormones which bring on oestrus & the cat calls.
Daisy will need to be operated on again as continuous calling with no pregnancy will lead eventually to either breast or ovarian cancer (the piece of tissue left behind).
Her behaviour is due to frustration at not mating I can recommend vets if you do not have one.
Thanks for your responses. I think that I will give it a while longer to see if the tom cats go back to their old behaviour.
It has only been like this for a couple of weeks.
It just seems a lot longer. ::) ::) ::)
It just seemed strange, that the local tom cats who see Daisy every day, became interested in her all of a sudden, and for the first time since she was neutered.
If ovarian tissue is left behind it can lie dormant for years before this starts & will not be always a regular thing. The danger is only when it keeps happening regularly for long periods of time.
We had a Persian girl neutered who called every spring a few weeks for 13 yrs, living to the grand old age of 17!
We decided with our vet after a scan rummaging around for a bit of lost tissue in her condition (kidney disease) was not worth it. She did eventually die of cancer of the gut but after 17yrs it was expected.
If it continues or she is distressed by it see your vet