Spraying cat

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Spraying cat

Post: #274087 sda
Fri May 17, 2013 6:39 pm

For no apparent reason, my adult male neutered cat has started spraying indoors. What are the possible causes?

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Re: Spraying cat

Post: #274094 JuzaMum
Fri May 17, 2013 8:06 pm

Could another cat have got in the house? I had an intruder through the cat flap and my tomcat was not impressed. My stair carpet did not smell good at all after he flew down the stairs in pursuit.

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Re: Spraying cat

Post: #274216 Thomzo
Mon May 20, 2013 6:40 pm

A change in behaviour is often caused by a change in circumstances. Cats spray to mark their territory - so has anything happened to cause him to need to mark his territory all of a sudden? As Juzamum says, another cat around (even if not in the house) would be a possibility as would a new pet or baby, a stranger in the house or a visiting dog. If you can pinpoint a temporary cause, then the problem might clear up when the cause ceases.

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Re: Spraying cat

Post: #274249 Jandra
Wed May 22, 2013 6:49 am

Stress is a common cause of spraying, but first thing to do I've been told is run to the vet and check for urinary tract issues.

Perhaps this gives a few clues? http://www.vickyhalls.net/feline-faqs/4566063347

Good luck. It is no fun having a spraying cat (been there, done that)


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