Every time your cat retreats to a door or other object in your home, lifts its tail, and releases the urine you have a problem.

This problem is known as spraying, and it is very common with cats kept inside. Even if it’s a very annoying problem, it’s a problem that can be solved.

Contrary to what many think, spraying is not a litter problem, but rather a problem with tagging. Cat owners normally approach how to stop cats from spraying wrongly.

Cat urine that is sprayed contains pheromones, which is a substance that cats and other animals use to communicate. Pheromones are a bit like fingerprints with humans, as they are used to identify the cat to other animals.

When a cat sprays something, it is simply marking its territory by its urine. Spraying is simply the way cats let others know that the territory is hers.

Even if it can drive you crazy and annoy you, getting angry with your cat will not solve anything. If you raise your voice or show anger towards your cat, it may very well lead to more spraying.

Cats that are in heat are easily attracted by the smell of urine. For cats in heat, spraying is more or less an invitation to love. Often the cats that spray while in the heat results in a litter of kittens that are born in just a few months.



Keep in mind that cats not only spray during heat, as some will also spray when encountering with other cats, or when they feel stressed.

Although spraying is a way to communicate for cats, the smell for people is horrible.

The good thing here is that most cats will do most of their outdoor spraying. If you have an indoor cat that never goes outside, spraying can indeed be a problem.

If you get noticed spraying in your home, you should take action and do something immediately.

The most effective and also the best way to stop cats from spraying is to have your cat either castrate or sterilize, which of course depends on the sex.

Most male cats that have been castrated will stop cats from spraying the same day they have surgery. If you don’t want to get your cat spayed or neutered, you should look into other options.

If you are hoping for a day race of your cat, you definitely do not want to have it neutered or sterilized.

The best thing to do in this situation is to talk to your vet. He will be able to give you advice, and maybe even solve the problem without having surgery.

There may be a current medical problem which is the cause of the problem, which helps to identify your veterinarian.

You should always do something to spray the moment it starts just because the cat urine smells bad and it can leave stains all over your house. It will cause a lot of unpleasantness to the people who are staying in the house.