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October 31, 2018 2 min read

The spraying behavior exhibited by cats can be a problem when properly. Luckily, there are techniques you can use to use to eliminate the behavior in your cats. Don’t result in punishment in any way, it will only make things worse. Use the strategies below to your benefit.

Neuter/Spay:first thing you would want to do when it comes to handling spraying is to spay or neuter your cat. Decreasing the sex hormones will significantly reduce the occurrence of spraying.

Find the problem: observe if your cat is going through some adverse interactions with some other cats or dogs around your house. Most times, a hostile conflict can lead to stress and anxiety in your cats. It could be that your cat is being bullied by other pets in your home or sometimes from neighboring pets. You can help your cat by spending more time with her within the house and see how she interacts with other pets. If the problem is caused by neighboring pets, you can limit your cat’s time outside the house and allow her to spend most of her time indoors.

Clean and soothe: use Enzymatic cleaners to remove the offensive odor of urine from surfaces. When all the smell has been eliminated from particular surfaces, use a feline pheromone spray on the surfaces. This spray helps to bolster the confidence of your cats and make them have a sense of security in that area. That confidence can encourage your pet to limit their spraying.

Utilize more litter boxes: put several litter boxes in different locations around the house so that your kitty can easily express herself on them. Also, multiple litter boxes can be handy for houses with several pets.

Provide stability and routine: Create a time when you can play with your cats and spend time with her on a daily basis. Make it a routine and try as much as you can to stick with it, this will go a long way in enhancing her social side and improve on her interactions

Encourage productivity: Keep your cat productive and busy with productivity toys, interactive toys as well as games especially when you are not around. This will take her attention and keep her busy enough not to spray your house.

Positive affirmations and reinforcement: Don’t scold your cat or use punishment. Always be positive around your cat and spend quality time with her. Play with her, cuddle her and spend good time with her. Alert your vet if spraying is done continuously, it may just be that she is suffering from a medical and behavioral condition.

Techniques to stop Cats from Spraying

If all else fails, use Cat MACE liquid cat repellent. This is a sure fire way of repelling cats from unwanted areas of your home garden or landscape.