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Spraying and urinating inside the house

Cats are often very particular about their toilet habits and will consistently use the litter box inside the house, if available, or defecate in the garden. Therefore, if he sprays urine or urinates in a corner of the room, this may be a situation that should cause you to worry.

Spraying urine or urinating - which one?

Cats use urine as a scent signal or 'mark' for themselves and other cats. The motivation to deposit urine for scent marking is very different from urinating to relieve a full bladder. Therefore, it is important to determine whether the cat is spraying or urinating, as potential solutions will vary.

To urinate, the cat squats down and releases the urine volume onto a horizontal surface. He/she can then scratch the area around the urine; but this is not always the case. The most common places where inappropriate urination occurs are the carpet, sofa, duvet, bathtub or sink.

To spray urine, the cat often stands, makes a step-stepping motion with its hind foot, vibrates its tail, and sprays a small amount of urine backwards onto a vertical surface, such as a wall, where it leaves a distinctive scent mark. Places where urine spraying behavior occurs frequently are doors, windows, around cat doors, curtains, electrical equipment, and shopping or garbage bags.

Once it is determined which of these two behaviors the cat is performing, precautions must be taken to resolve this behavior.

Cleaning

Whether it's an actual accident or not, when the cat urinates or defecates in a private place, its sensitive nose will encourage it to use the same place as a regular toilet. The best method to break this habit is to keep the cat away from that area for as long as possible, remove any smells the cat might pick up, and change the layout of that area using furniture to block its access. Wash this area with a 10% solution of biological or enzymatic cleaning detergent, then rinse with cold water and let dry. Spray this section with rubbing alcohol (using a plant watering strainer), scrub, and let dry. For delicate upholstery fabrics, you may need to test a small area first. There are a number of products available to remove lingering odors, which you can purchase from your local veterinary clinic. Carpet is highly absorbent and urine often penetrates all layers of the carpet, right down to the flooring underneath. If the section in question has been badly soiled over a long period of time, it may be necessary to cut out that section of carpet and the section underneath and condition the concrete or floorboards underneath before replacing it.

medical problems

A cat that starts urinating in inappropriate places at home should be taken to the veterinarian for check-up. Cystitis may cause the cat to strain and urinate small amounts frequently. A form of stress-related urinary tract disorder is not a very obvious condition, but its common symptom is urination outside the litter box. Urinary tract infection or irritation may cause the cat to urinate while standing instead of trying to go outside or to the litter box. This way of urinating can sometimes be confused with spraying urine. If recurrent cystitis occurs, increasing fluid intake often benefits cats. In this case, the cat's dry food may need to be replaced with wet food; However, you should consult your veterinarian regarding any dietary changes.

Why does my cat spray urine inside the house?

All cats, male or female, neutered or unneutered, can spray urine. This mostly occurs outside within the scope of the olfactory communication system. Cats also leave scent signals by rubbing, scratching, and tapping their heads (the glands around their mouths rub against tree branches or other objects).

A cat leaves a scent not only to let other cats know that it is there, but also to feel safe by 'paving' its territory with its own scent that it is accustomed to. In unneutered cats, urine is a sign not only of the cat's presence but also of its condition. To attract the attention of male cats, females in heat have high levels of estrogen in their urine. Most domestic cats are neutered and do not spray urine indoors, probably because they do not feel the need to do so. Spraying urine inside the house is an indication that the cat is feeling nervous and needs to feel safe by surrounding itself with its own scent.

Spraying urine inside the house indicates that the cat feels threatened by something. The most common reason is that there are other cats in the house or nearby. However, if the cat is already a little anxious, a new baby or a new person in the house, renovations, redecoration, or a change in routine habits may also indicate that the cat will start spraying urine inside the house.

Threats from cats in the environment

Cats often spray urine around the cat door or doors to signal their presence to invading cats. If your cat is disturbed by another cat entering the house, it blocks the cat door and the cat's own entry and exit. If completely blocking the door is not an option, installing a cat door with magnetic or electronic entry (using a device attached to your cat's collar) can prevent further infestation. Take other cats out of the garden to provide your cat with outside support. Once the cat feels that it is safe inside, the need for marking will decrease.

Decoration and renovation

A cat that is angry or lives entirely indoors may perceive changes in its environment as a threat. Renewing the decoration or changing the furniture effectively removes all the hidden marks that the cat has carefully placed by rubbing and scratching. To reduce the impact of this, keep the cat away from the rooms until the scents lose their strength and blend with the scents they are accustomed to in the house. You can speed up this process by letting the cat's own scent spread a little. Take a soft cotton cloth and gently rub it around your cat's face (where the glands that produce the cat's personal scent are located). The collected secretions contain pheromones that send a recognition and security message directly to the cat's brain. Apply this cloth to furniture or walls at the cat's height level where the problem occurs and repeat several times a day. The cat may be less likely to spray urine if he realizes that his own scent is already present. Your veterinarian may also prescribe a product containing synthetic pheromones that work in the same way. If you're replacing your sofa, for example, plan ahead and use a fabric that can be draped over the new furniture for a few weeks first to make it more familiar and acceptable.

Help your cat gain confidence

Even when the reason for urination is not obvious, there are ways to help your cat feel more confident. For example, limiting the cat's wandering areas to one or two rooms can help increase the feeling of security and reduce the desire to mark. If a cat is simply very tense because of the situation that has already been resolved, rehoming the threatened (or aggressive) cat in a place where there are no other cats is an option worth considering. When there is no pressure to deal with other cats, the threatened cat is unlikely to spray urine, and this way you can ensure that your cat is happier. An aggressive cat is also often nervous in an environment with many cats, and a solitary home may be beneficial for him.

special help

Urine spraying and urination can be corrected in many cats using the techniques outlined here. In some cases, the problem may persist and it is recommended that you talk to your veterinarian rather than insisting on solving this problem on your own.

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