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My Cat is Cat Spraying!

The smell of ordinary cat urine is strong enough, but when a cat sprays marks, the odour will be even more overpowering and unpleasant. Unlike urination, which does leave a message for other cats to an extent, spray marking is more like a billboard with lights.

how to avoid my cat spraying The whole reason for marking is to inform other cats of a particular cat’s presence. And, while urine is simply the waste that has been filtered out by the kidneys, marking includes other bodily chemicals with information about sex, health, and undoubtedly other important cat messages.

Unlike normal urination, which is made by the cat squatting down, spray marking is done when the cat is standing and the deposit will be made on a vertical surface such as a door frame or the front of a sofa or chair.

The cat will back up to the chosen area and wiggle its tail as it delivers the spray behind it. The volume of the spray is much less than is produced when the cat urinates.

Stopping Spray Marking

While some female cats will spray mark, the main culprits are intact males. Spray marking is used not only to deliver some information about the sprayer but also to mark territory, which is especially important in the wild where hunting grounds must be protected.

This behaviour is also much more common in homes where there are several cats, and an order of dominance constantly needs to be established. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of spray marking.

If you have a multi-cat household, provide several litter boxes, rather than just one, there should be a box for each cat and a spare.

All litter boxes should be kept completely clean. Faeces and clumps of urine-soaked litter should be removed daily and the litter changed completely once a week.

Block off the area being spray marked. The cat will usually return to the same spot periodically to ‘renew’ the fragrance, so denying access can help to eliminate the problem.

Use an enzyme cleaner to remove the spray. You may have to apply it several times to remove all the smell.

Neutering both toms and tabbies can help to stop spraying behaviour

Stress can also trigger spray marking, so address any issues that may be making your cat, or cats, nervous. You know your cat best. 

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YDVmmFOH6wyG4W October 15, 2017 19:54:00

What can you do when the male cat still sprays even you tried everything. Nothing works.
Our male Cat Oscar will not stop spraying his territory what can I do.


    Melanie October 23, 2017 15:26:00

    Dear ….
    Thanks for stopping by,
    We have cats and one of them is a male, we had that problem before and for us, it was great to find this information from” Cat Spraying No More”
    It started with us when we introduced another cat into our household. Thanks to Cat spraying no more we are able to get him back to normal. ( not marking the whole house.)

    best rgds Melanie

    Melanie June 10, 2018 12:50:01

    Dear Phim
    Is your cat nurtured? Usually, when cats are nurtured, they will stop spraying, but it is not a guarantee. I had excellent results with this cat no spraying no more due our female cat started to sprinkle also. I could not believe it, but I learned it is normal, and some female cats do, and some don’t. Check this out and let me know how it goes.
    Cheers Melanie

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Mandy Allen April 22, 2018 14:51:48

This is such an informative article, thank you. I have a friend with trouble with her cat praying and it was after a second cat was introduced to the house. She would benefit from this publication.

Enjoy the journey!

    Melanie April 26, 2018 18:37:50

    Hello Mandy
    When a cat is praying, it is not fun and after a while, if you do not clean it up ( not because you don’t want it ) just because you can not see it, the spray marks start to smell. We got a great ultraviolet light what can detect the markings or urination of cats and dogs.
    The book and the training program is really good and it helped me and a couple of friends too. If you have more than one cat in the neighbourhood you will most likely experience it yourself that your cat starts to spray mark the home and garden. I can highly recommend it.
    thanks for stopping by
    Cheers Melanie

Zain May 1, 2018 16:00:11

Never knew spray marking can be stopped. Thanks for this useful information.
Will go try it out with my cats


    Melanie May 2, 2018 21:45:34

    Hi Zain
    Cat Marking is not nice, and it smells. The problem with it is that it is not easy to detect. After a while, you can smell it. I got myself an ultraviolet flashlight that identifies those stains, and it is essential to clean them immediately with a solution otherwise they will always go back and mark that area over and over again. The program is beneficial and it shows you not only training but with this, you outsmart your cats.

    Have a great day
    Cheers Melanie

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