Stopping cats peeing can be an a real struggle if you don’t know what you’re doing. Not only is having your cat pee in the wrong place grose, it has an incredible pungeont smell. A distinct smell that can last for weeks if not correctly cleaned and treated.
Stopping Cats Peeing
The first place to start is to understand why your cat is peeing in the home in the first place. Make sure you differentiate between markings and peeing. Sometimes cat will lightly spray around the home as form of marking their territory. If your cat is urine marking that needs to be addressed in a specific way. On the other hand if your cat is peeing around the litterbox or nearby it could be an indicator you need to change the litter.
I have a tabby cat that I rescued from the pound that had started peeing on clothes and the bed. This was not only bloody grose and smelly it was starting to cost me money in cleaning agents etc. Usually changing the litter tray box size and fresh litter fixes the issue majority of the time. This was not the case with my stubborn little ‘buddy’.
I had to get on top of this problem pretty quickly as it was really starting to get out of hand. Not only is cat urine bloody smelly it’s incredibly hard to remove. Cat urine, so ive found out is crystalline once dried so traditional cleaning methods are not as effective. If your cat cat happens to pee on the carpet, you will have one heck of a task ahead cleaning. Luckily my Buddy has not peed on the carpet so far, but I may have just jinxed myself.
Possible Factors For Cat Spraying:
There are a couple of factors that could be causing your cat to be marking or peeing around the home.
Do you only live with one cat or do you own two? If you have two cats you they may be constantly trying to mark each others territory to establish dominance. Or they could also be fighting over litter space real estate. Ensure that you keep the litter box in ship shape order. This alone doesn’t always work, you may think it has made a difference then a week later you see a lovely surprise left in the middle of the hallway.
You should also be mindful that sudden peeing is not always one of the above, it could be an indicator that your Cat needs an urgent visit to the vet. Health risks associated with sudden peeing can be Urinary tract infections, kidney problems or bacterial infections. So always be vigilant when inspecting the urine.
Stopping Cats Peeing by Training
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, there is no way you can train a cat. Well that’s where you’re wrong, cats can certainly be trained and respond well to smell sensory training. Making certain herbal mixes you can make at home can literally switch off your cats peeing cycle. Sounds bizarre, but its true and it works.
There are also certain tricks that you can implement that will lure the cat into the litterbox and entice them to do their business in that area alone. When training a cat to do tricks they will learn on their own time and when there is a treat involved, just like dogs. However, when training a cat to do its business in the right places needs a strategic set of techniques implemented daily. Most of my knowledge on this topic is owed to a book I purchased online. The book literally saved me from going insane from dealing with all the cat pee in the wrong places.
Introducing… Cat Spraying No More, By Sarah Richards
Sarah Richards the Author, in my opinion should be renamed the cat whisper. Sarah is a Veterinarian at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA. That sentence was quite the mouthful, but it shows that she certainly knows her stuff. The book covers topics and factors I would have never thought would be contributing factors to a cats toilet habits.
Sarah Explains in Insane Detail the Following:
- Why Your Cat Is Peeing in The Wrong Places
- Proven Ways to ensure your cat uses the litter box
- Herbal Spray Mix to Use as a Repellant that you can make at home
- How to use own cats instincts to stop them peeing in the wrong place
- Identifying Cat Stress and how to create calm environment
- No 1 Rule to follow every owner MUST follow when setting up litter box.
- How Not To Deal with the problem.
I can personally vouch for the tactics in the book. My little tabby called buddy only pees in the litter tray and has been doing so for the past 5 months. I have been able to get the place smelling clean and fresh again and dont have to throw out any more clothes. Ive also saved an arm and a leg on cleaning materials.
Rid your home of that awful smelling cat urine and check out the book for yourself.
Here is the link if you want to check it out for yourself – www.catsprayingnomore.com
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