Neuter: To desex or render an animal unable to reproduce; castration for males and ovariohysterectomy (spay) for females.
Intact: An animal that has not been neutered.
Tom cat: A male cat that has not been neutered.
In Heat or Estrus: The time during the reproductive cycle in animals when the female is receptive to males.
Pheromones: A substance secreted to the outside of the body and is smelled by and causes particular behavior in others of the same species.
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