My cat is 2.5 years old now and he's never been properly fixed. I know, I know.......:& There is no good reason for it, other than where we live is a very small apartment complex and it's isolated near an open field, and it just so happens that there are no other cats nearby, so I never had to worry about him getting into fights or getting another cat preggers. He does spend alot of his time outside in the field and he does spray everwhere (outside only though). Lately he runs around spraying like mad and crying so loud! I felt so awful for him, and I do want to get him fixed but I worry that it wouldn't be good to do at his age. I have read that when cats get to be his age that it may not even be effective to get him snipped. Plus I remember with my last cat, when he was fixed he had to wear one of those cones on his head for a while and he hated it! He cried all the time and struggled to get out of it, and he couldnt properly get to his water and food bowl to drink or eat with it on, and it weighed his head down so much that he was almost immobilized. I hated to see him like that and I don't want to put my baby through that now. I'm just so hesitant seeing as how there are no other cats around so it isn't causing any problems that I can tell. But then I also feel so bad knowing that my kitty is in heat all the time (yes I know that's the female term but I don't know what to call it for males). I don't know.....opinons please?