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October 06, 2018

My View on How to Stop Cats from Spraying

As long as I can remember I’ve been a pet person. More specifically, a cat person. I’ve owned about 9 cats in my life and have loved every moment of it. However, with the good, you must take the bad. Any cat owner will tell you that one of the most unpleasant experiences of having these feline animals is spraying. Out of those nine, I’ve had spraying problems with about six of them and spend most of my time finding out how to stop cats from spraying. Sometimes it got better, sometimes it got worse. Unfortunately, you can’t reason with animals (has it’s ups and downs) or beat them up, so you’ve got to look for other stuff that works.

Fortunately for me, I’ve always been interested in solving problems and finding out reasons behind things and I knew I had to look into what was it that was causing this behaviour and stop cats from spraying around the house. So I started noticing what might be the cause and found out that there are in fact multiple reasons why cats spray.

Although the most commonly accepted belief is that cats spray because they are marking their territory. That is true but we should keep in mind that that is not the only reason they do so.Cats will spray when they are in distress and there might be things that you are doing around your house that could be causing that poor animal to get stressed. I once had my mom over for the weekend and she moved around the furniture in my apartment and my cat wouldn’t stop spraying for a week.