Let’s talk about how to prevent your malecat from spraying. This can be actually quite challenging, and the first thing you haveto do is figure out what is going on, and get a diagnosis from a veterinarian. The sprayingcan be generally one of two things. A; a cat that’s a male that is spraying, we’ve gotto know; first off, is it a neutered cat? If it’s not neutered, that’s the first thingto do. Number two is a urinalysis needs to be performed to figure out is there an infectionor inflammation occurring that’s causing him to feel like he needs to urinate outside ofthe box. For instance, cat’s are pretty smart, and what they’ll do sometimes is if if theirurine or urination hurts them in a litter
box, they think the litter’s doing it, sothey will go outside of the box and spray; versus, if the urine does not contain an infectionor anything like that, it’s probably behavioral. So, working with your veterinarian, you haveto figure out what that problem is. If it’s behavior, is it another cat in the environment?Is it not enough litter boxes? Not the right litter? Not a hood on the litterbox? And sothere is lots of information that your veterinarian can provide for you to help you figure outwhat that problem is and how to treat. Now, some cats, some male cats that are behaviorallyspraying and behaviorally urinating outside the litter box can be psychological, and thereare actually synthetic hormones; pheromones
actually, that are used to spray an environmentthat can calm these male cats down. That can work quite well. Sometimes we rely on antidepressivemedication, such as Prozac, Elavil, things like that to help these cats kind of calmdown and forget why they’re spraying, and after a while most of these guys do very,very well, and you can stop the medications..
Why do cats urine spray and how to stop a cat spraying
Urine marking in home Urine marking is one of the ways cats mark their territory All cats do this and whilst this is fine outside You do not want this behaviour in our homes If your cat has started to urine mark in your home Please visit your vet to make sure there are no underlying health reasons for this change in behavior such as urine tract problems. You vet can also help you
to work out whether it’s urine marking or just your cat doesn’t want to use the litter tray For example the litter box is too small or you cat has difficulty gettinginto the box due to joint problems. Once cleared by the vet you need to identify what has triggered this behaviour. Has there been a changed to the litter used. or where the litter box is located. Cats do like privacy when they toilet.Try to place your cats litter box
in a quiet and private area. Make surethere is more than one place your cat has to go to the toilet. Have there been any changes in the home recently? Such as decorating, moving furniture or a new addition to the home a new pet or baby or any changes toyour routine. All cats are very territorial and like routine. Any slight change in their life or environment can cause them anxiety. Feliway is ally proven helpprevent and
reduce stress related behaviours such as urine marking. Using Feliway will help support your cat when changes are unavoidable. If your cat has urine marked somewhere in the home try to clean this as soon as possible. Simply using a surgical spirit and water mix or specifically designed product will remove the pheromone left by your cat without leaving a chemical smell. Everyday cleaning product may not workbecause their smell especially ammonia or bleach cleaners are usually strong and may increase the chance your cat urine marking on them. After the cleaned area has dried spray Feliway on them.
Spray should be applied at least daily. Until your cat stops marking that spot. A Feliway Diffuser can also be used to help reinforce the feeling of security. How long should Feliway be used? improvement can be seen in the first week of use But using Feliway for at least a month is recommended Remember some homes can benefit from
continuious use of Feliway especially multicat households This is not a problem as you can’t have too much Feliway. You may need to consider otherchanges to. Please watch the multicat film..