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December 12, 2018 2 min read

One thing homeowner doesn’t like to see is their kitty using potted plants as their restroom/litter box. Not only will every stink from the feline urine, but also plants are likely to die from the urine. If you have a cat or cats that use your potted plants as their litter box, then you can use some of these natural methods to prevent your cat from urinating on your potted plants. The secret is to cover the soil inside the pot or make it difficult for them to access your pots so as to deter your cats from making use of them again.

  • Thoroughly clean any contaminated pots and the areas close to them like the floor. Change the dirt in the pots, or you can dilute the urine in the soil by continuously watering the pot for a period of time. The reason for this is that, as long as your cat can still smell urine on the pots, they will keep coming over to make use of the potted plants as their rest room
  • Use an aluminum foil to cover the soil of your pots. Cats detest the feel of their paws on aluminum foil, and they won’t attempt to walk on it. This means your cat won’t come near your potted plants and urinate on them.
  • You can also put large stones, and tiny pine cones, on the soil to prevent your cats from coming close to your pots. They provide another option to aluminum foil but still, have the same effect. The only drawback is that they can be difficult to clean should your cat decide to urinate on them.
  • Cats hate the smell of citrus. So, you can sprinkle citrus peels in and around your potted plants. You can also utilize citronella or citrus to achieve the same purpose.
  • If your potted plants are on your patio, you can hang them on the ceiling. This makes it difficult for your cats to gain access to them.
  • Use a squirt bottle with cold water to spray your cats every time get goes towards your potted plants.
  • Get an extra litter box around the house especially if you have more than one cat. It is advisable to have a litter box in strategic places around the house, especially around places your cat spends most of their time. This will help coordinate your cat’s urination.
  • Frequently change litter in your boxes to make it more inviting and attractive to your kitty.

Prevent cats from urinating in potted plants

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