Let’s talk about at what age do cats spray. and we’re talking about spraying, we’re talking about urination and spraying behavior is a type of marking behavior in cats, especially males. Typically that doesn’t happen until they’re reaching close to sexual maturity which may be as early as 5 to 6 months of age, it could be later as far as 10 to 12 months of age for some cats. Spraying behavior is where they will go to the litter box typically or against some type of furniture, raise the tail, backup against it and spray that urine.
Out and generally quiver their tail. and what they’re doing is putting their scent on that area as a territorial mechanism so any other cats that come in that area will notice that. Now spraying in an adult cat, in any cat, can sometimes actually be associated with the problem and so always check with your veterinarian and make sure that your cat doesn’t have a urinary tract infection or crystals in the urine or some sort of urinary physical problem that they’re spraying from. But typically cats will start spraying if.
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Dear people of team cat mojo. This is a public service announcement. My name is squirt, squirt bottle. You may use me to remain stains. You may use me to water your garden.
What you should not use me for, and what has upset many of my brethren, is to punish your animals. Welcome to the Cat Cave. Alright, it’s time we talked about squirt gun diplomacy. If I can’t use this, how do I discipline my cat?.
No such thing as disciplining your cat. I’m sorry to say folks, they have no idea what you’re talking about when you use this voice on them. Squirt guns do not work. They do not work. Now let’s use an example.
Let’s say your cat is counter surfing. Counter surfing of course means that they’re just walking across the counters, and it’s something that drives you insane. And you would much rather that your cats aren’t counter surfing.
If you wanted your cat to stop counter surfing, then every single time, 24/7, that they jump up on the counter if you wanted to be hanging out with Mr. squirt bottle, and you wanted make sure that they got off the counter, when then you’ve got to camp out there, all day, every day.
Then when you’re not around, i promise you your cat is counter surfing. I promise that you haven’t taught them a thing. All they know is that when you’re around, they shouldn’t do something. And when you’re not around, they will.
So you have succeeded in diminishing the bond between you and your cat completely. They are afraid of you, not afraid of the experience of getting wet when they jump up on the counter. So it’s something that I find really, really important, because it follows that line of thinking.
Can cats be disciplined? No, of course they cannot. What let’s say that we were using an aircompressed canister and an electric eye, that tool. Put down, cat jumps up, squirt squirt, OK, with air. And they’re gone.