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Cat Marking Why Does My Cat Mark

Updated on September 2, 2009

Cat marking is a problem that some cat owners can encounter for a wide variety of ways. I know that each cat is different in why they mark,  but you will want to make sure that you can rule out some reasons as to why your cat will begin marking or even continue marking. The more reasons that you rule out the easier it will be to control your cat marking problem and issues so you can contain the problem before your cat makes it a normal habit that they have.

The first reason why your cat marking can be happening is because they could have some form of an infection. Now to rule this out you would have to take a trip to the veterinarian which is something that many people do not want to do because of how expensive the bill can be especially if the problem is behavior related and not related to an infection, but the visit can be benefical as well if the problem is behavior related because it will let you get some ideas on how to better handle the problem.

The second reason that your cat can be marking is if the litter box is not cleaned. Now the cat marking problem that is associated with an unclean litter box would be that the they are more likely just relieving themselves outside of the litter box because they cannot stand the stench inside of their own litter box. So you will want to make sure that you have ae clean litter box to help you rule out the problem of cat marking.

The third reason that your cat marking could be going on is because of a dominance issue. Now this form of cat marking is more behavior related and will need to have some form of intervention on your part or of your behavior specialist. However, you can try a wide variety of methods to help you with your cat marking problems.

Cat marking is a problem that cat owners will encounter more than likely at some point in their cats life. I know that both of my cats have had a marking problem at some point in time, but I have managed to handle the cat marking problem that I had with a variety of methods. The first thing that you need to figure out though to help cure your cat marking problem is to determine why your cat is marking.


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