Though it may seem like an endless battle there are things you can do to stop cat spraying. Cats, like people, all have their own personalities, quirks and reasons for doing what they do. This is why stopping your cat from spraying can seem so difficult. The following are some suggestions that you can take into consideration when trying to stop cat spraying.
1. If you have more than one cat it is important to assign them both their own space. You will never stop cats spraying if you leave them to figure out their own designated territory. Cats need privacy to feel calm. If a cat reaches a point where he shares too much, he will spray, and mark whatever he feels is rightfully his.
2. The most effective way to stop cats spraying is to clean thoroughly. Though you may feel that you have done this, you have to remember, a cat’s sense of smell is incredible. Some pet cleaning products will simply mask or cover the sent of a recent spray and this just isn’t enough to deter your cat from spraying again.
3. A very simple step you can take to stop cats spraying is lemon juice. This may seem too simple to be effective, but in all honesty, many cat owners have put an end to their cat’s spraying habits simply by using small amounts of lemon juice as a deterrent.
4. Cats can become very vulnerable to feelings of stress. Your cat’s spraying behavior could be a result of moving, a change in daily routine or even the addition of another pet. If this is the case try to surround your cat with as many familiar objects as possible, and show him some extra, reassuring affection.
5. And finally, love your cats wholeheartedly. Shower them with as much affection as possible. Some of you are probably thinking that the last thing you want to do is cuddle with your cat, especially after hours of cleaning up urine from around your house. However, the truth is, cats will compete for your attention. In their mind even bad attention is better than no attention at all. This is especially true if you have more than one cat. Make sure you show your cat that they are welcomed and loved. It may be all you need to do to put an end to his spraying habits.