-- Stop Cat Spraying --
Are you wondering how to stop your cat from spraying urine all over your walls, furniture and doorways? This is a problem that many people experience and one that can cause big problems, especially when you consider how pungent the smell of cat urine can be.
Though you may not know the solution right now, there ARE ways to stop your cat from spraying. If you've ever wondered what cat spraying is, and why cats do it, here's a little info: Cats "spray" to mark their territory. Spraying is when a cat urinates on a surface to let other cats know that that area is his territory. This is very common, and has nothing to do with cat litter box problems.
Males that aren't neutered are the most likely cats to spray. They will start to spray when they reach maturity, which is around 5 to 12 months. It's best to have kittens spayed or neutered to prevent any spraying problems in the future. Cat spraying is the one of the most common reasons why cats are given away to shelters.
This is a common misconception. All cats can spray... males, females and even cats that have been spayed or neutered. A female cat may spray if she's in heat and wants to leave her scent for a male. With either sex it is important to try and stop cat spraying as otherwise you could find your house being ruined.
-- Stop Cat Spraying --
There are a few things you can do to stop your cat from spraying:
Clean all soiled areas that your cat has sprayed by washing all of the spots with laundry detergent that contains enzymes. Then mix up a vinegar solution that has half white vinegar and half water in spray bottle. Spray the area with this solution so that when your cat smells it, he won't want to spray there again.
It's a good idea to take your cat to the vet for an examination to make sure he doesn't have a lower urinary tract disease, which could be causing the problem.
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