How to Deal With Cat Spray and Female Cat Spray

I used to have a cat that was bad about cat spraying in the vents of my truck. I broke him by putting little sticky roach traps on the hood of my truck. It became very apparent which one was doing it when I had to peel the roach traps off of his paws. I know it sounds a little cruel but it was better than putting rat traps up there or getting rid of the cat.

I got rid of the cat spray smell by using baking soda and bleach. I mixed a little baking soda and water and poured it down into the vents of my truck along with a little bit of bleach. Seemed to do the trick right away to get rid of the cat spray smell.

Usually when a little kitten begins to spray they will lift their little tail and twitch it back and forth in a vibrating motion. Usually at around 6 weeks there really isn’t any spray coming out, they are really just going through the motions. But they are trying, trust me.

Cat Spray should not be treated with ammonia as it will only make it worse. If you notice, cat spray sorta smells like ammonia. So why would you throw gas on a fire? It will only intensify the cat spray smell.

I am going to give you some solid advice that really works if you want your cat to stop spraying in the house or in the same spot over and over.

First get yourself a scratch post and put it in your garage or on the back porch if you don’t have a garage. A cat post contains cat nip, but not a lot. So next you will need to go to your local Walmart or where ever and you can buy cat nip. Pour the cat nip all of the scratch post. The cat or cats will prefer to spray on the scratch post as apposed to your couch or chair. Trust me this really works.

There are other tips and tricks that will help you get your cat to stop spraying, if you love your cat. If you don’t have the patience then the only other alternative to making your cat spray stop is to get rid of the cat and get yourself an animal that doesn’t spray.

I’m no cat expert although I do believe I could qualify as one, if for no other reason than the fact that I’ve had so many cats in my life. Both inside and outside cats.

Cat Spraying A Common Annoyance

‘Cat spraying’ is when a domestic cat will soil its house to mark its territory by backing into furniture or any household item and release a pungent spray. Approximately 40% of all soiling complaints are made of such instances. Females cats will sometimes do it when they are in heat, but generally it is mostly un-neutured male tom cats.

Cats spray for a variety of reasons. They spray during territorial disputes, when they are aware of another cat in heat, when stressed and often after fights with other cats. So the cats, normally solitary creatures, mark their territory as a way to reduce conflicts with other cats in the area. Mostly cats will spray outside, but if there are conflicts within the home, they will spray inside as well.

When a cat “sprays” an object, the spray releases a rancid odor most akin to ammonia. The smell may encourage the cat to spray again, so it is importantly to remove the smell rapidly and completely. When removing the smell, clean the object thoroughly with an enzymatic cleanser, one specially designed to remove bad odors. Avoid cleansers that contain ammonia: they will only make the smell worse!

So, how does one prevent this annoying habit? Can it be prevented from happening in the first place?Neutering a tom will significantly reduce the occurrence of cat spraying. Identifying conflicts within the home with the help of a cat whisperer, or someone attuned to cat psychology, can help resolve or minimize the problem. If a cat is spraying in one location, you can arrange furniture or objects around to make them less appealing to spray. Outside the home, you made need to keep your cat inside until conflicts are resolved with neighborhood cats.

Cat spraying cannot be cured by punishment. A stressed cat may even spray more often, and hitting your cat will simply encourage fear, not obedience. Nor will taking your cat to the sprayed area for punishment be an effective deterrent.

Even with taking all the precautions, cat spraying will be difficult to eliminate completely but can be easily be controlled and minimized. It is just an occurrence that comes along with the responsibility and pleasure of owning a feline friend.