Do you have a cat that likes to spray? It can be frustrating when your furry friend starts targeting your furniture with his or her urine. In this blog post, we will discuss why cats spray and how you can stop it from happening. If you are having trouble getting your cat to stop spraying, don't worry - we have tips for that too!
Why do cats spray?
There are a few reasons why cats might start spraying. One of the most common reasons is when they feel threatened or anxious. If there is a new pet or person in the home, for example, your cat may start spraying as a way to mark their territory. Another reason cats might start spraying is if they have a urinary tract infection. If your cat is spraying for any reason, it's important to get them checked out by a veterinarian to rule out any health problems.
How can I stop my cat from spraying?
There are a few things you can do to help stop your cat from spraying. One of the most important things is to create a calm and relaxing environment for your cat. If there are too many changes happening in their environment, they may start spraying as a way to cope. Make sure there are plenty of places for your cat to hide and relax, and provide them with plenty of toys to keep them occupied. Try a FlexLatch to give your cat some private space to relax!
If your cat is spraying because of a urinary tract infection, the vet may prescribe antibiotics to help clear it up. If your cat is spraying because of anxiety, there are a few things you can do to help them feel more comfortable. You can try using a diffuser with calming essential oils like lavender or chamomile. You can also try Feliway, which is a spray that contains feline facial pheromones and can help to reduce stress.
If your cat is still spraying after trying these tips, you may need to consider getting them a litter box that is specifically designed to help stop this behavior. There are a few different types of litter boxes available that can help, including boxes with high sides that make it difficult for cats to spray outside of the box, and boxes with a grate on the top that prevents them from digging and covering their urine.
If you are having trouble getting your cat to stop spraying, don't worry - we have tips for that too! One thing you can try is using a product called Naughty No More. It's a spray that is made from all-natural ingredients, and it helps to stop cats from spraying by making their urine taste bad. You can also try training your cat with a clicker or positive reinforcement. Reward them when they use the litter box correctly and don't spray, and eventually they will learn to only pee in the box.
If you have any other questions about why cats spray or how to stop it, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!