When your Cat starts to spray all over the house this can become a really BIG problem
I should know.
My Cat used to love spraying in the house
He would mark his territory anywhere and everywhere
The worst part?
I had no idea where he’s actually sprayed
So I come home from work or from going out and the whole room is engulfed with this foul smell of Cat urine!
It’s not a puddle of urine because that’s when a Cat has actually urinated
This is little drops of urine
It baffles me how these small spots of urine can actually make your whole house smell really bad!
I bet you think the same too right?
Anyways, it is really frustrating
Don’t get me wrong, Cats are adorable and the best pet you can have!
Until they start marking their territory and spraying everywhere!
But thankfully, my Cat has stopped spraying completely now
How did I do the impossible?
More about that later on so make sure you carry on reading till the end
Let’s look at the reasons why your Cat is spraying first and then we’ll look at different ways you can stop this behavior
I will then let you know what I did to stop this behavior
Let’s get straight into it!
Why Cats Spray?
There are many reasons why Cats spray
When your Cat sprays it because they are communicating with other Cats and the main reason is to let other Cats know that this is their territory
It’s natural for your Cats to spray (even though you may not like it)
This is their way of communicating with other fellow Cats
It shouldn’t be looked at as bad behavior because it’s what Cats do
They don’t think they’ve done something bad and they’re certainly not trying to frustrate you or get you angry
Here’s other reasons why your Cat may be spraying
- To create a familiar scent in their territory (Your house)
- To create a boundary on area of territory belongs to them
- Reacting to neighborhood Cats
- To claim a new object or furniture
- Stress (yes, Cats can get stressed too)
- Not adjusting to the changes in their environment (Eg – New baby in the house, moving houses, change of routine)
- Recognizing their own scent
These are some of the reasons why Cats spray
It’s amazing how amazing these animals are right?
I’m always fascinated about Cats the more you learn about them
I’ve always been a Cat lover since a very young age
Enough about me (I can go on all day! LOL)
Now that we know why Cats spray, let’s look at how you can stop this behavior
How To Stop Your Cat From Spraying
Get a Vet Check
This is the first thing you should do because Cats don’t usually spray for no reason or just out of the blue! It could be a UTI or a disease which is causing them to spray
If you notice your Cat has started to spray all of a sudden then you should book an appointment at the Vets just to make sure they’re okay medically
Don’t punish your Cat
This is the worst thing any Cat parent could do. Shouting at your Cat or even hitting them will just make this behavior even more worse
Your Kitty will even be scared of you too
Like I said before, it’s natural for your Cat to spray
The best thing to do is to find out why they are spraying and tackle the problem from the root
Use a REALLY GOOD Urine odor remover
You’d want to clean the area where your Cat has sprayed with Urine odor remover – one that has Enzyme cleaners in them
Change your Cats mental connections
What do I mean by this?
Wherever your Cat has sprayed, try changing that place with something else that your Cat may enjoy so she looks at that spot as something else other than to spray their
You could place her toys or a Cat tree (If you can) where she’s sprayed
This will change her association with that area
Keep Doors Closed
Try and keep your Cat out of the rooms where she’s spraying
Address Any Inter Cat Issues
Try to sort out any territorial competition between Cats if you have a multi Cat household. Make sure they each have their own feeding bowls and have their own litter box. The general rule is 2 litter boxes per Cat because some Cats like to pee in one and poo in another
Stopping these competition between your Cats will help stop the spraying
If your Cats are always in each others neck then sometimes it’s a good idea to gradually reintroduce them again as this will help stop the fighting and the spraying and marking their territories indoors
Stop Neighborhood Cats
Try keeping neighborhood cats off your area and near your house. You can do this by placing safe deterrents around the outside of your home
You can also block your little feline friends view of any unwanted visitors by covering your windows. This is only for a temporary basis until you know that other Cats have stopped visiting
Interact With Your Cat
You should interact with your Cat on a daily basis.. This should already be done regularly but if you notice your Cat has started spraying then you should show even more love and affection to your Cat. This will help your Kitty feel more secure and feel less anxious.
You can learn more about how to keep your Cat happy by checking this article out below
Here are some of the ways you can stop your Cat from spraying indoors
Do you want to know a quick and fast way to stop your Cat from spraying?
Going through all this step can be hard
And it does require A LOT of patience
Whilst trying to figure out why your Cat is spraying, your Cat continues to do so
So you’re playing detective but your whole house is smelling like Cat urine
You need to follow a system
A step-by-step guide
Something you can easily follow
It can be overwhelming getting information from this website and then another website says to do this
I would recommend checking out this awesome guide called Cat Spraying No More
It’s a proven step by step to help stop your Cat from spraying
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