How To Stop Your Cat From Spraying Indoors

Where’s that urine smell coming from?

A common question asked by Cat parents

I should know because this was me once a upon a time!

Coming home from work and as soon as I enter my house

Smell of Cat urine

Where is it? I have no idea!

It can be really frustrating when your Cat sprays indoors

The worst thing is you don’t know where your Cat has sprayed!

Don’t get me wrong

Cats are adorable and become family

And they do the cutest things!

But when they spray and mark their territory

It’s not cute anymore right?

I mean that urine smell can literally make your whole house smell really bad

It’s not something you’d want your house to smell like

And no matter how hard you try to get rid of the smell it’s always there

Just this one behavior of spraying can cause a lot of problems

My Cat, when he started spraying in the house (He doesn’t anymore) it would cause serious problems in my family

Some family members were actually saying to get rid of my little furball!

No way that was happening..

It was getting to a point where I had to stop this behavior once and for all

I did not want to risk losing him

So I done research after research on ways you can stop a Cat from spraying indoors

And here’s what I have found out

How To Stop a Cat From Spraying Indoors

How do you stop this behavior?

You can’t physically stop your Cat from spraying

It’s in their nature and it’s their of communicating

So what you need to do is get to the root of the problem

Why is your Cat spraying

What is making him behave this way

It’s all about tackling this problem from the root

Understanding why

So let’s look at different reasons your Cat may be spraying

Medical Problem 

The first thing you should do is take your Cat to the vets to make sure he is okay medically

You see, Cats will urinate all of a sudden due to an infection in the bladder

So you’ve taken your Cat to the vets already and he’s healthy

So now what?

Let’s look at other reasons why your Cat may be spraying in the house and driving you insane!

Stress

Cat can get stressed too! And when they get stressed they start to spray

What causes your Cat to stress?

  • Redecorating your home – Cats love routine and as soon as things change this can cause them stress
  • A new pet in the household can cause your Cat to stress because they will feel threatened someone has come into their territory
  • When you’re stressed – Your Cat can sense when you get stressed and this can have a negative impact on your Cat and make him stressed too!
  • When you are not at home for long periods can cause your Cat to get stressed
  • A new Cat coming into the area or neighborhood

Cat spraying and urinating are two different things

Cat spray is drops and if you catch your kitty in action you will see how he erects his tail and quivers letting out a few urine drops. They will spray on things such as carpets, doors, curtains anything that is vertical

Cat urinating is when they leave a puddle. They will sit/squat and urinate and this is on anything that is horizontal such as bed, carpet, floor etc

If your Cat is urinating and not spraying then this could be because of the Litter box

Let’s take a look at what litter box problems

Litter Box Problems 

Litter box plays an important role in why your Cat may be spraying

There are many factors to consider with your Cats litter box

Such as

  • It needs to be cleaned regularly because your Cat will not use a dirty litter box. They themselves are very clean so why would they use a litter box that is not cleaned. Would you use a washroom that is not clean? No right? Then your Cat is the same too!
  • Have you changed the litter because this can cause litter box avoidance as your Cat does not like the litter you’re using. Adding scented litter can put a cat off using the litter box. If you do want to change litter type then you should do this gradually and slowly by mixing them together
  • Putting the litter box in the wrong places can cause your Cat to avoid using the litter box. Do not place the litter tray near your Cats food because I’m sure your Cat would not want to relieve themselves by their food bowl. Another place where you shouldn’t put the litter box is by the dryer or washing machine because this can scare your Cat which will result in your Cat associating the litter box with something scary. Make sure the litter box is in a safe and private area, so your Cat has privacy and also a escape route
  • You need to make sure you have more than one litter box per cat as some Cats like to poo in one and pee in another

Conclusion

Your Cat is not spraying to get you angry and frustrate you

It’s natural for them and it’s in their behavior

Stress is the most common to why Cats spray

There are so many things can that cause stress to your Cat and it’s important to keep your Cat stress free for a cat urine free house

It can be hard to stop this behavior and it does take understanding and patience

It won’t last long

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Litter Box Avoidance Problems

One of the most common problems a Cat parent can face is when the Cat refuses to use the litter box. 

It can be very frustrating as a Cat parent to have your expensive furniture or new floors spoiled by cat urine or poop.
When you find an accident it is important not to punish your cat as it wont help them return to the litter box.
As a Cat parent we have to find the solution to the problem and see what is causing the cat to avoid the litter box.
Finding a Solution
  • Making sure the litter box is always clean. This becomes a problem when too many cats are using one litter box, cleaning it often should solve the problem
  • Cats become use to having there litter box in one place. Changing the spot for the litter box to suit us may result in cats soiling around the house.
  • Some cats may not like the smell or texture of a new litter.
  • Using self cleaning tools may make our life easier but the noise may scare your cat and take time for them to get use to
  • Always make sure the litter box is the right size. Having the box too small may make your cat uncomfortable
  • Litter box that have a hood may scare your Cat.
Getting your cat back on track and using his or her litter box may take some time, but in most cases a solution can be found that will work for both you and your feline friend.
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Finding the Best Spot for the Litter Box

Choosing the right spot on where you put your Cats litter box is important because it is less likely you will find spots on the carpet or even worse.. behind the sofa!

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In most cases, Cats will use the litter box regardless of where it is, as long as it’s accessible and the can reach.

However, some Cats will be fussy and sulk at inappropriate litter box locations.

Think like a Cat 

Just as how important it is for the litter box to be cleaned, Cats also need the litter box located in a place where they feel comfortable.

We as Cat parents should not be selfish and place the litter box where it’s convenient for us.

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Ultimately, a litter box that is consistently used by your Cat is better for you regardless where it is located.

  • Do not place your Cats litter box next to where they eat
  • You should place the litter box somewhere where there is light. Try to avoid putting in a dark basement full of clutter because they may fear of being attacked.
  • Your Cat should have free access to the litter box so make sure it is not somewhere in the house where you have to open the door for them
  • Once you and your Cat have found an ideal location for the litter box then leave it there. If for whatever reason you need to move the litter box then do so by gradually moving it each day
  • If your house has multi stories then it is a good idea to place a litter box on each floor. This will have a less likely chance of a accident if your Cat doesn’t have to travel far to use the litter box
  • If you have multi cats in the house then you should provide multiple litter boxes for each Cat. It would also be a good idea to keep the litter box separate from one another.

In conclusion 

If you follow these steps and take into consideration when placing the litter box, this will help both you and your Cat.

It can be a pain when your Cat decided to not use the litter box and pees everywhere in the house!

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It’s a guide that shows you how to get your Cat to use the litter box – permanently

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When your Stress begins to affect your Cat

How your stress can affect your Cat

In the current situation we all live in kind be a stressful life.

Everyone has problems

Some have stress at work,

Family responsibilities.

Even the news on the TV can make us stressed out!

And this stress of ours can easily have a negative effect on our cat.

These wonderful animals have a sense of feeling to your actions and there mood can change accordingly.

This reaction has a very bad effect on your cat.

When your little kitty starts dirtying your whole apartment, then it’s time to change your behavior and take serious note regarding your kitty.

Everyday Household Stress

Cats can be easily attached with human beings and can judge the mood and reaction of human beings easily.

They have the sense and understanding to tell if either everything is fine with you or not in very quick session.

Actually cats are nonverbal and they can perfectly judge your body language and facial hint.

This means if you are not crying or yelling at home they can still feel that you are stressed.

When you are stressed your cats can also get stressed out too

  •         Cats that get ignored by you will become stressed which can result in bladder pain syndrome (BPS). This is very bad if they fall in this condition. Why? because the nerve connected to the bladder can become inflamed which causes your Cat to lose bladder control and because of this your little furrball may begin to spray marking in order to try and establish a sense of security. The worst thing is as Cat owners we get frustrated when they do this and we may end up shouting at our Cat. Poor little kitty! 

De-Stressing your Kitty

Your pet animal is not trying to disturb you normally when they pee in different places at home. Don’t punish them in any way. This only increases their stress. So always be normal and good with your cats.

Scientifically it is proved that lots of attention and stroking your cat will help your relax and also your cat too

In conclusion

If you notice your Cat starting to spray all of a sudden then we need to assess our mood. Are we stressed out which is causing this behavior from your Cat? Once we establish the real motive behind this behavior we can address it accordingly.

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