Many cat owners have to deal with spraying – the problem with small amounts of urine found around the house. To cats, this behavior is a way of communicating, but to people, it’s a struggle that can put the cat at risk of being surrendered or even euthanized. You are probably wondering: How do we deal with spraying quickly and effectively? We will get to that, but first, let’s make sure we all understand why cats spray.
Why do cats spray?
Cats spray to send a message – be it that they are stressed or ready to mate. It’s important to know that they don't do it out of spite. Spraying – or marking – is all about communicating through scent and it differs from urinating because when cats pee, they squat. On the other hand, when cats spray, they usually mark vertical surfaces. They are standing with their backs to the object, twitching their tails and spraying urine, usually at another cat's nose level. In this case, the urine may form a thin line instead of the paddle that's formed when the cat has peed outside of the litter box.
But what triggers spraying?
Several reasons usually cause spraying:
Each of these will get a detailed look in the next paragraphs. However, we should first clarify that spraying is done by both male and female cats, and those who have been spayed and neutered do it far less. Still, 10% of neutered males and 5% of neutered females also spray, reports the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Medical issues may be causing your cat to spray
Every time our pet changes its behavior, it’s important to rule out medical reasons first. This is valid for spraying, too, as it could be caused by a physical discomfort that inflicts stress. This means that as a result of being stressed, the animal may spray urine.
Additionally, a medical problem may cause pain that makes the cat adopt a spraying posture to urinate. It’s also possible that cats who are sick are not spraying but simply peeing in other places. For example, urinary-tract inflammation can increase the frequency and urgency to pee. This could make a cat go outside the litter box. Diabetes, thyroid, and kidney disease may cause cats to drink more and urinate more often. Of course, old age may also interfere with a pet’s ability to get to the litter box in time.
This is why cat parents should always take their pets to the vet to ensure there isn’t any health issue triggering the behavioral change. A physical exam, urinalysis and other diagnostic tests will reveal if there is a medical reason for the behavior.
Problem: Your cat has changed its habits and urine is found around the house. The urine smells differently or has blood in it.
How to fix it: Consult your veterinarian as soon as possible. It is important to determine what has caused the change in your cat’s behavior. If the problem is not disease-related, your vet will help outline next steps and possibly prescribe anxiety medications. An animal behavior expert can also evaluate your cat’s problem and help you develop a treatment plan.
Territorial conflicts could also make cats mark
Cats are territorial and solitary animals that might mark an area to show that it belongs to them and minimize contact with other cats. What could trigger your cat’s territorial instinct? Neighboring animals, multiple cats in the same household or a newcomer, to name a few.
If you have many cats, your cat could be spraying because it has received a threat from another animal. Keep in mind that a threat could be a stare, which is not noticeable to the human eye, explains veterinarian Dr. Cathy Lund for PetMD. In this situation, it might be a good idea to closely observe the situation, separate the cats, and improve the harassed animal’s feeling of security.
Yet another reason for spraying could be adopting another animal. Even if your cat has lived with other pets before, you should know that cats are pickier than dogs and your cat may tolerate one animal but not another. Also, cats often view newcomers as invaders and can be particularly territorial.
Problem: Other cats – outside or inside – seem to bother your pet, and this has led to spraying.
How to fix it: If you have multiple indoor cats, provide a few perching areas and sisal or carpet scratching posts. Cats need their own space and conflicts can often be resolved simply by offering pets more room. Creating space can be as easy as clearing shelves or providing a cat tree or tower. If the problem persists, it may be necessary to determine which cats do not get along. Keep them separated with their own litter and sleeping areas and slowly reintroduce them while adding a positive experience such as treats. If marking seems to be stimulated by cats outside the home, then prevent your indoor cat from seeing them by closing windows, blinds and doors. You could also attach a motion-detection device to your lawn sprinkler and set the sprinkler near your windows to scare the neighboring cats.
TIP: How to identify which cat is spraying?
If it is hard for you to determine which cat is spraying, talk to your vet about giving your pet a harmless dye that will make urine glow under ultraviolet light, which you can get at a pet store. Once you know which cat is causing the problem, you can take him or her to the vet for further testing. Of course, you could temporarily confine your cats, one at a time, to identify the trouble-maker.
The desire to mate is another reason for cats to mark
One of the roles of spraying is to advertise reproductive availability. Cat urine contains chemicals (pheromones) that send messages to other cats, so, during mating season, male and female cats communicate by spraying.
This is why it’s important to neuter and spay cats. While the age at which a cat matures sexually can vary, male cats in multicat households or close proximity to other cats are more likely to spray at a younger age.
Problem: You have an intact (non-neutered) male cat that’s beginning to spray urine with a distinctive odor – strong and pungent.
How to fix it: Neuter or spay your cat. This will change the odor and may reduce the cat’s motivation for spraying. Although marking isn’t limited to a cat’s desire to mate, this is one of the main reasons cats mark. Neutering or spaying is a proven treatment for cats who spray for reproductive purposes.
Routine changes in the household are associated with cat spraying as well
Cats are creatures of habit, so any change might cause stress and provoke spraying. For this reason, cat owners need to realize that cats don’t think their urine smells bad – on the opposite, animals comfort themselves with their familiar scents. Spraying makes cats feel more secure and content, so, if your cat is spraying, think about what might be stressing it out. Here are a few possibilities:
- New baby
- Different work schedule
- New spouse
- Reduced play time
Problem: It seems like a home remodeling project has upset your cat and you have noticed wet spots on the side of the couch and the drapes.
How to fix it: Make more time for your pet and play. Physical activities – like a game of “follow the feather” – are a great stress reliever. Also, set apart a hiding area for your cat to escape during stressful situations like remodeling projects or parties. Remember to not punish your cat even if you see him or her spraying. A punishment will only make the animal more anxious, and thus more likely to spray. And finally, clean the marked spot thoroughly because, if there’s even the slightest scent of urine left behind, your cat will be tempted to spray again.
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Litter inadequacies may also be a reason for your cat to spray
The issue of proper litter box maintenance should always be addressed when dealing with a spraying cat. Although spraying is not an elimination problem, if there are too few litter boxes in a multi-cat household, a conflict may arise over litter box use, which could contribute to spraying.
So, make sure you have one cat litter box furniture for each cat, plus one extra. This means that if you have two cats, you’ll need a minimum of three litter boxes. The size and area matter too: The litter box should be bigger than the cat (1.5 times the cat’s length) and be placed in a quiet, low-traffic area. Most importantly, keep it clean – scoop the litter twice a day and clean the toilets with warm water and unscented soap once a week to reduce the presence of any offending “other cat” smells.
Problem: Your well-behaved cat doesn’t connect with the litter box anymore and has started to leave unpleasant “surprises” around the house.
How to fix it: Try to change the litter box. For example, if you have changed the mix to a scented one or have placed a liner that makes your pet uncomfortable, she or he may decide to pee outside of the box. So, go back to normal. If you have multiple cats, place litter boxes in low-traffic areas with at least two exit routes – the point is to avoid conflict between the cats. Don’t forget to keep the box clean and completely replace the litter once a week.
Why do cats pee in the bed?
From a cat’s point of view, a bed makes the perfect toilet because it is absorbent and clean; however, a cat may be using your bed for several other reasons:
Separation anxiety: It’s comforting for the cat to mix her scent with the human’s scent – if, for example, her parent has been gone for too long, she might be soothing herself.
Confrontation: If a new significant other is sharing the bed, the cat might be sending a message.
Stress: If the cat doesn’t feel safe in the house because of renovation work, new people or another unexpected change, she may choose to stay in the bedroom for safety reasons.
Unacceptable litter box: If the cat’s toilet is dirty or set at a new location, she’ll look for a new spot and the bed meets the requirements.
What you can do about it:
Introduce some playtime on the bed, so the cat makes a positive association. Offer some treats.
Address conflict with another family member by asking that person to feed the cat.
Eliminate any litter-box issues as well as multi-cat issues. Make sure the cat feels safe going out of your bedroom.
Try changing the bedding, including the comforter. Look for different fabrics and textures.
Take your pet to the vet to rule out any other factors contributing to the issue.
The bottom line
There are a few things you can do to avoid cat urine spraying:
Always provide plenty of climbing, resting and feeding areas, especially if you have many cats. It is essential that cats have plenty of space, so conflict could be avoided and the animals don’t feel the need to mark their territory.
Ensure each cat has a litter box that is scooped daily and add an extra box on top of that.
Ensure that your household and work routines don’t change often – moving, noisy parties or new roommates may cause stress to your pet, which may contribute to spraying.
Finally, if your cat’s behavior changes, consult your vet first to rule out any medical reasons why your cat is spraying.
Please note that this blog post is not meant to give a diagnosis. If your cat displays any type of behavioral problems, it’s best to talk to your vet.
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About the author
Viva Bolova holds a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. She spent 14 years doing work for major brands and writing for various publications. Now she writes on travel and pet-related topics and has experience as a PR expert for an international airport.
My cat is spraying on my counter tops and on my brand new furniture.everything I buy for my house my male cat sprays it.he is4 year's old and fix,he is spoiled..he has never done this before.what can I do...
Your cat is probably marking near a window or door where he is able to see cats outside, he feels threatened and therefore he sprays. To get rid of intruder, there is a product on the market, don’t know exact name, but it is canned compressed air with a built-in motion sensor. It blasts the offending interloper with harmless air but scares them away from your property. Hope this helps. Good luck with your fur baby.
One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it. My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is weird…my neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked. He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at. It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior. Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :) Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out: NoMoreCatPee.com I you don't mind me sharing this. Cheers! Jenny
I love my cat Max to death but his spraying problem became a huge issue and drove a wedge between my husband and me. He just couldn't tolerate it anymore and to be honest I was on the edge myself. Max is an indoor cat and the smell was just a huge annoyance for us. Luckily I discovered this excellent program https://sites.google.com/view/catspraynomore/home and followed it closely and after a few weeks, Max has finally stopped spraying. It's truly been a godsend.
This was very helpful. If u rescue a cat from outside & it doesn't seem wild can it become a house cat?
Yes they can but they may decide later to leave. I had one who came to us and was with us for 7 years as a house cat. She got out one night and never saw her again.
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We have visiting male CA spraying all over the flat which we live in. Can you recommend a product to deter the cat from entering our property. Thanks
A water gun with vinegar. Spray the cat.
Yes. Compressed air in a can with motion sensor. I only wish I could remember its name. Check Google or Jackson Galaxy’s website. Saw it on his TV show. Good luck!
Found this product that might be what has been mentioned above. PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Pet Deterrent, Motion Activated Pet Proofing Repellent for Cats and Dogs. It is being sold on Amazon for $34.95. There are other similar items on the market. I googled "compressed air can with motion detector". Good luck
My cat is very lovable. He was hit by a car about six months ago and it did change him. Hes slow now. But pees everywhere and i cant tolerate the smell. I cant afford to have him fixed. Id like to find him a good home.
Hi Hun try your local cat sanctuary and your local vets they may be able to help rehome him good luck xx
A lot of the shelters offer low cost neutering. Try searching it in google, “low cost neutering near me”. I have found it as inexpensive as $50 or less. Good luck to you and your kitty!
Hey. So sorry your kitty got hit but I'm happy he lived. Idk if you still have him or not. To find a lower-cost spay/neuter clinic near you, please visit the ASPCA’s Free and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Database.
Bring him to your local non kill shelter. Don't take on the responsibility of another life if you can't/don't want to take care of them. You should be ashamed of yourself.
How are things going with your cat? Some organizations will fix your car for free so that you don’t have to give him up
Check by your local shelter and ask about their spay/neuter voucher programs. You may be able to get your cat fixed for reduced cost or even free! I believe most counties in the US offer a program.
There are plenty of places to get your cat neutered for $20. I'm getting my cat neutered Friday and it's 20 bucks. Google it and it will lead you from there.
Contact S.A.R.A. In summit. They can and will help anyway they can!
I feel ya my kitten is spraying everywhere we are making an appointment today to get her spayed
I love my cat and this helped me
Hope animal foundation costs $25
So love your blog on how to stop the kitties from spraying. This is what I used for stopping my male cat from spraying in and around the house
My male is over 4 was fixed when young and never sprayed...then about 4 weeks ago a female stray adopted is she isn't fixed but is pregnant....My Tom stated spraying my curtains....so how can I stop this
My male 2 year old is neutered and sprays the wall near my front door he's a indoor cat not very often or on the front door can anyone help
My male cat does the same sprays front door I think he sees stray cats that come around. He sees his reflection in the glass door of our fireplace and has sprayed there too. He is four years old.
Poor cat, cat deserves a better owner. There are organizations that will spay/neuter for free, if not at a very low affordable cost. You just have to search in your area, internet. So u just wanna pass the problem to someone else? I hope your cat gets adopted, for his sake
Wow, it's unbelievable the judgemental people here. You don't know her financial business, if you can't be up lifting scroll on by, stop brow beating people because they share their concerns. Walk a mile in someone's shoes. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES, YOU MAY THINK SHE'S A TERRIBLE PET OWNER BUT I WOULD RATHER BE THAT THAN A HATEFUL, SHAMEFUL EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING LIKE YOU PEOPLE.....GOD BLESS you all
I have a kitty her name is cookie she about 6 month or seven month old she is a good kitty and I put her in the Kendal to keep her safe cause she like to get into stuff that not good for her
Good article. Some other thoughts… Male cat spraying is natural signal tom cats use to communicate and mark their territory but may also be a sign of stress. To be able to stop your cat from spraying, you need to understand why your cat is spraying and act accordingly.
How and I make him stop spraying and he's already fixed???
My 11 month old female cat has come into her first heat season. I couldn't get her nuetered when she was six months old because I was in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Will she continue with this behaviour after I get her fixed.
No. It will stop.
I found 3 abandoned kittens which were approximately 5-6 weeks old. 2 males and 1 female. It cost me 50.00 total to have them neutered and spayed through my local "community spay - neuter clinic." It also included rabies and distemper shots. I've noticed that one of the males is spraying once in awhile and he was neutered at 8 months old. All my cats are strictly indoor cats and I don't understand why this is happening. Nothing has changed since I've had them... they don't see other cats, unconditional love and attention, same cat litter, no stress but he does have that deep MEOW like a male in heat.
My family's cat is a male who was neutered on time. He just started spraying the other day. Our other neutered male cat has been going outside and coming back in(we try to stop him but he just goes out). Do you think that maybe our spraying cat is threatened by him or something? And if so, what should we do?
I have a 5 yr old male cat - he was a stray -- I want to get him spayed but I can take him to a Dr. That charges $400 or to a hospital that just charges $125 - I am wondering will paying more will he be taken care of better than the cheapest way
We have A neutered be gal male who is mainly an outdoor cat (climber And hunter that gets stressed staying inside). We had no issues until neighbours moved back with their dog. The cat seems to have a weird relationship with the dog, goes to visit him etc. Bit a few times it and other Dog have come in the house when back doors been open and now for last 6 months he's been spraying. But it's not triggered by what appears to be anything. It's on doors, the kids stuff, walls, stairs. I. Going to get a black light to make sure I've cleaned it all as it's getting ridiculous now. We use an enzyme cleaner our housecleaner neighbours our gave us bit not sure it's enough. It's actually stressing me as we are about to sell the house and I don't want every thing covered in pee
My cat is 4 6 month old he bitting alot what I could I do from bitting and he spray know need help with smell how could I get out the smell
Hi. We just neutered our cat. He is 9months old. He was spraying things. Sometimes clothes. Mostly bags, we do have another cat. He is not way nice with him. The kitten used to terrorize him but not right now. Maybe it’s because he was just fixed yesterday(30th) I am hoping the problem will be solved. Do you have any tips for us? Our other cat is fixed and has been since we got him at 6months old.
My cat is almost 3 years old, neutered when he was a kitten, and has always used a litter box. Never had an issue before with spraying or spot urinating. Now he continues to do it on my dog's beds and now the couch and I cant stand the smell. This started about 3 days ago, about the same time when I started doing serious packing to move. Most of the house is packed up now. Do you think the move is causing this?
Love this article Such a common problem us Cat parents can face Thankfully my Cat has stopped spraying in the house now I think my Cat was spraying at home because other Cats would come into my Garden that would make my Cat stressed so he'd mark his territory all over the house! Cats don't come anymore But one Cat does still actually come but that's his friend lol They hang out together!
I have a male kitty not sure if 6 or 8 months old .Had him neutered on the 2nd of may and he has been peeing in certain areas other than the litter box.I have three other cats female spayed. Older cats .turning 6 yrs next month.and one 7 yrs.I know he is not spraying ..He is literally peeing right i front of me .I am sensing he has an infection .something is wrong. I am calling the vet tomorrow. He has been fine up until he was neutered????
We have a male cat who is super laid back, very loving. Never scratches, bites or hisses etc We’ve introduced a kitten to our home and he seems to be fine with it. We’ve made sure he still get all the attention, has his own space/room etc but one thing we have noticed is him spraying. Totally understand why he’s doing it but I can’t stand the smell and can’t keep up with it. 1. How can I stop him doing it 2. How can I get rid of the smell He’s already neuted Thanks
Has anyone had any luck neutering a make cat at a year old who just started spraying? Thank you
I have a male cat who is fixed. He never sprayed until I got 2 female cats, also fixed. I noticed it on the front door, and wiped it up. Again, and cleaned again. THEN- I got a Blacklight flashlight on Amazon for about $20. Checked the whole house and was SHOCKED by how many spray spots were on my beautiful drywall walls. I was angry as could be. Like really mad. BUT- I didn’t take it out on my cat. I love him for better or worse. This is the worse part. So I began researching this problem to find a solution. Here it is. DONT- yell at your cat, or punish him in any way. Do give him a xtra love, reassurance and care. He’s only doing what he thinks is right. That said- Step 1- Get a blacklight flashlight ($20) which makes urine glow. Look around your home and find where he’s been marking. You’ll probably be even more upset when you know the full extent of it, so brace yourself. Step 2- Get a bucket of water, and a new, soft sponge. On drywall, use a damp but slightly wet sponge to gently clean the surface and gently wipe it down. Do the wall, the baseboard and the carpet/ flooring in that area. Let dry thoroughly for at least several hours, then do it again. Again, let dry thoroughly. If possible, close the door to that room...kitty is banned for a while. Step 3- go to Petsmart / Pet Supplies Plus and get a spray bottle of Natures Miracle Extra Strength Urine Cleaner. Go back to your areas and give them a light coating of this spray. For carpet, pull up the carpet and clean the sub-floor, the pad and the carpet with water, then spray thoroughly with Natures Miracle. Close off the room and let dry overnight. Step 4- The next day, wipe down with a damp sponge as per Step 2. Let dry thoroughly. Step 5- go to Home Depot and get a 1 or 2 mil plastic drop clothe and some blue painters tape. When your walls are dry, cover the urine areas with a square of plastic and tape in place. You’ll be leaving this up for a while so here’s a tip- when removing blue tape, dampen it with a sponge and it will release without taking your paint off. This step is necessary to protect your walls from further damage and only costs $7 for plastic and a roll of tape. Your cat WILL urinate on these spots again, this makes it easy to clean up and deodorize, again using a damp sponge, then Nature’s Miracle. Step 6- if your carpet reeks so bad, carefully cut that piece out, take it outside, and soak it with water, then use 1/4 cup of bleach in a gallon of water, soak it, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it and let it dry outside. Your carpet is already ruined, so this preserves it for a while, when totally dry, replace said piece. Now you have cleaned up and deodorized the affected areas, so now what. KEEP your black light handy! Step 7- check your walls every day with your flashlight. Any urine in new spots must be treated with steps 1-6. Any urine on the plastic will still be wet. Take your male cat and bring him into the room. Gently explain that urinating in the house is not allowed. Then gently wipe the side of your cat on the plastic as if you are using him to clean the urine. DONT be mean about it. Explain that this is not allowed. Only do ONE swipe, just enough to send a message. Your male cat will not like having his own urine on him and will immediately start to clean himself off. DO NOT swipe him on his back, or his face or anywhere he can’t clean!!! Just on his side down toward his hind legs. Your male cat will probably never spray this spot again. VERY IMPORTANT- within 30 minutes of wiping your cat in his own urine, you must take a damp microfiber clothe and wipe him down and clean him up, use only water, NO SOAP. Explain gently that you’re sorry we had to go through this, and that he’s a good kitty, and that you love him. This RESTORES his dignity and is very important. LASTLY- your male cat is spraying inside because he wants to go outside. Play with him more, keep his litter box clean, and get him a harness and a leash and teach him how to go out in the yard for a bit every day. If you had a dog you’d have to do it. Male cats are no different in this regard. Always love your cats, and don’t give up on them. They need you, and they think they’re doing the right things to protect you from other cats. Hope this helps someone.
This actually is quite handy as l have never had to deal with spraying just the litter box being too small for my big farm cat lol but my friend is in a similar situation with her ragdolls and lack cat peeing everywhere whether its tettorial or not! As they tried using citrus before the cats were aloud outside during the day and now that they are thankfully theres less sprays but there's always that one random one like or example last christmas one of them sprayed or peed on some presents that were unfortunately electronics as far as l know those work okay but l did explain to her it could be numerous things like territory down to medical issues as l had a cat called Ginger who was the most loving socialest cat l ever had to family but mainly me unexpecdedly die from a reblocked UI crystal infection and the following morning as l waited for the vet since l didn't have transport died in my arms. l don't think my heart will ever heal from that and l feel like l should of pushed on for the operation more and then a week later one of my dogs had to see the vet cause of a stone to big to passed through. l never got my cats ashes l just hope he was buried somewhere with dignity and respect. l now have 2 cats and they are prety good except they aren't allowed inside so they stay in a cat cage and seem pretty safe there but there cage does get wet alot when it rains so even though l'm low on cash almost all the time l'm looking for something that will shelter them from rain and heat that outdoor friendly
I have a male tuxedo cat who is about 4 or 5 years old and is neutered. He started spraying on my comforters a few months ago and some chairs. We just got a new comforter and he just sprayed on it yesterday. I don’t want to ban him from the room, and we have no other cats. He does however see raccoons, armadillos, lizards, squirrels, rabbits, and other animals in our backyard everyday out the window (he’s an indoor cat). What do I do to get him to stop spraying? I can’t keep buying new bedspreads
“I love my cat Bruno but I was struggling to cope with his behaviour. Whenever I would get home from work I would have to spray and mop the kitchen floor and then check all around the house for anything else he might have done. I was lucky if the cleaning took me less than 30-40 minutes. This set of techniques have been an absolute godsend. Bruno seems so much happier, and I definitely am! I really cannot thank you enough.”
It is necessary to prevent our carpet and home from the pet urine. I really love your rubric of tips and hacks because sometimes your tips are extremely helpful. I have learned alot from your blog. So thanks for your best information of cleaning.
We have six cats and sometimes one will spray so this article was helpful. They have territorial disputes sometimes.
Very informative article. Thank you!
This is such a difficult behavior and sometimes no matter what you do, they won't stop.
My 2 cats sprayed when they were younger before getting fixed, but have not had a problem with it since then
This is a great post. Spraying is so hard to clean up.
I have two male neutered cats. Luckily, I have not had this problem. We are thinking of getting a kitten. This is good info. to know.
This article illustrates the fact that cat urine spraying can have many causes. I like that the author points out that cat's don't spray out of spite and that it's important to make sure that the spraying isn't caused by a health problem. It's sad that some people euthanize or surrender their cats when it could be a medical issue or something stressing them.
Thanks for the advice and good information! We've had a stray keep coming around, which has been causing problems for us. I saw someone else's comment about things to help ward away unwanted intruders, which I'll have to give a try!
While I don't currently have a cat with this issue, over the years I've had several. I could have used some of this information then. I'll definitely bookmark this page so I can read it again should I get the issue with one of my cats.
Thank God my caressing spray urine I get its aggravating if he did but what a wonderful article to read for info if he did.
As a new cat owner, this post was more than helpful and informative!
I have not had this problem with the two cats that I have had. But this is very useful information to read.
Love the article. So much great information. Will definitely be referencing this as I am dealing with this situation right now. Hopefully I can get it to stop.
I love my cat Bruno but whenever I would get home from work I would have to spray and mop the kitchen floor and then check all around the house for anything else he might have done. I was lucky if the cleaning took me less than 30-40 minutes.
My cat used to pee and the house and it made my home smell like a litter box. I was continually spending a lot of money continually cleaning the carpets and replacing furniture. I didn\'t want to scream and shout at my poor little cat or give hime away like some of my friends had done when their cats would not stop spraying outside the box. Luckily, this veterinary technician has a website that helped me train my cat and he has not peed outside his box in 3 years
My cat has been spraying for over a year now. Can’t wait to put your TTS-Method to work!
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