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Help!? My cat's driving me crazy...

  1. khawfash profile image56
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    Can anyone offer suggestions on how I can stop my cat from spraying inside my apartment?  Putting him outside during the day while I worked seemed to curve his tendency to spray indoors.  Now, by law, I am required to keep him in so I've got to get a handle on the problem.

    Talked to my vet yesterday and she mentioned some kind of spray she would look into that may help calm him down.  I'm somewhat skeptical about it, but willing to try just about anything.

    Any suggestions?

    1. shazwellyn profile image61
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      off with his knackers! *wince*

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      tequilarosemama4posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hello, i am a cat peson just i always try to go for the females but if i do get to have a male cat i would get him fixed. i have heard this helps with the spraying too. we recently moved into a house that had dogs in it with the prior owners and we got this pet spray for odors from lowes it's called petx it's really awesome stuff too it really works. sorry i couldn't have been more help to you. good luck hope you have a blessed day

      1. khawfash profile image56
        khawfashposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your help.

        Both my cats are fixed.  One male.  One Female.  I've been a cat owner for many years and I've never experienced one like this. 

        You have a blessed day as well.

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    She may have been talking about feli-way.  We use it and have had great results.

  3. khawfash profile image56
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    That's the name.  I feel better now knowing that someone has used it and gotten positive results.  How expensive is it?  My vet wasn't sure.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is somewhat expensive, and is available several ways.  I would suggest buying a spray -roughly 20.00 US, and applying it daily to problem areas like doorways and corners.  Another way is to use the plug-in diffusers, which are more expensive but do the job continuously.

  4. khawfash profile image56
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    Yes, she mentioned the plug-in also.  I believe I'll go with the spray.  I really appreciate your help with this issue.  Much thanks.

  5. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Tom cats spray to mark their territory. Why not get him neutered? That should calm him down, and stop him worrying about 'territory'.

    1. Diskobolos profile image51
      Diskobolosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, sorry if this is going to offend you, but to me neutering animals is the most disgusting, savage, retarded thing. If you think that crippling animal in order to be more convenient for you is fine then I really have to question you. And yes neutering is crippling and slaughtering - how would you feel if someone would do that to you or your kid?

      1. kmackey32 profile image63
        kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        huh? Men and woman get fixed. lol

        1. Diskobolos profile image51
          Diskobolosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, they do. Which in my opinion is crazy. Why would I mess up my body like that? Because it's more convenient? Of course in the society in which wide masses are constantly zombified and lobotomized by media sticking bags of liquid in your breast and fixing yourself has become almost desirable...

          1. kmackey32 profile image63
            kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Lets see which is best, get your animal fixed or continue to overpopulate the streets with more stray and wild cats half of which die from starvation. Where I live there are so many cats running wild the animal shelter has ran out of traps, they also require all animals to be fixed before leaving.

            1. Diskobolos profile image51
              Diskobolosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Ok and what does that have to do with you fixing your pat?

              1. kmackey32 profile image63
                kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                huh? pat? Do you mean me getting fixed? Well, I dont need any more kids that I cannot financially support. Do you wanna support them. I could have more for the welfare system and no I have never collected welfare but I dont ever want to either..

  6. khawfash profile image56
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    He is neutered.  He's been for years.  I'd thought they couldn't  spray once they were fixed.

  7. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    So did I. I know the 'spray' is urine and nothing more sinister, but I never thought a neutered Tomcat sprayed!
    Learn somethng new everyday. Oh well, looks like you might be stuck with the shop bought stuff.

  8. khawfash profile image56
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, well, it just may do the trick.  Sure hope so.

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Neutered cats absolutely do spray, especially if they were not fixed as early as possible.  The spray is a highly concentrated form of their urine and is used to establish territory.  Ctas can feel that their territory for a variety of reasons, some of which are not so obvious.

    1. khawfash profile image56
      khawfashposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have another cat and a dog.  I was thinking that maybe he was marking his territory because of them, then I remembered he was exhibiting this same behavior even when it was only him and I?  Don't know....

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It can drive you nuts looking for the root cause.  I also had a solitary male who sprayed.  I never found out what caused it, but did discover that the feliway helped prevent it.

        1. khawfash profile image56
          khawfashposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I knew there was something, somewhere that could solve the problem.  I knew other cat owners were experiencing this same issue or had at some time or another.

          But I believe feliway will make all the difference.  I really do.  I'm going to call my vet tomorrow and have her go ahead and order me some.

  10. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Use a water gun? tongue lol jk, lol. Couldn't resist tongue

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Ouch! That is so cold! lol

  12. Richieb799 profile image76
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Its raining cats and dogs on hubbers forum tonight, some was on about their dog jumping and bringing down washing on the line earlier lol

    My Leopard geckos pooping all over her tank, normally they go in one spot, she might just be disorientated because I changed the sand in there the other night roll

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    hold his furry ass under water for ten minutes, head and all.

    1. khawfash profile image56
      khawfashposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't even go there.

  14. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Are you sure the cat had both testicles removed. Sometimes there could be a third up inside that didnt drop.

    1. Dame Scribe profile image61
      Dame Scribeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What! yikes really, that one potent cat huh lol lol

    2. khawfash profile image56
      khawfashposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No I'm not sure about that.  I just took him in and expected everything to be taken care of.  He didn't spray for a good while after getting neutered but he's having a hay-day now.

    3. Richieb799 profile image76
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you'd know if his balls didnt drop, has he still got a deep voice?

    4. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Then that would have made him an extra testicle...ET phone home!!!

      1. Richieb799 profile image76
        Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        more like 3T phone home lol

        1. waynet profile image72
          waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Or more like the other 2 testicles went to the pub whilst the 3rd testicle stayed at home to watch tv.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL it worked for mine. hehe

  16. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Im fixed too. lol   But I am serious about the extra testicle. Or he could of only had one testicle that dropped and the vet thought he only had one but the other was up inside.

  17. Diskobolos profile image51
    Diskobolosposted 7 years ago

    No, I ment your animal, your pet. The argument you made about shelters makes sense, but does not support the fact that you take your pet and have him castrated, because his natural sex drive is causing you inconvenience.

    1. irishsoul28 profile image53
      irishsoul28posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ok Diskobolos, let me try and make this simple for you as im guessing you really dont get it. As said in a previous post there are millions and millions of unwanted cats walking the streets that have no home, food and have terrible diseases due to the fact that the mother/father was not "fixed"..... it is not cruel to fix your cat, its a very smart and responsiable act as an owner who has more than one brain cell to rub together to do. Not only does it stop what i just described but studies show that a cat lives longer when it has been fixed, they are ALOT more relaxed and not feeling the need to want to go outside, all the meowing when they are in heat etc.
      Did you even know that over 5 million cats ( and also dogs ) are put to sleep in america due to lack of neutering? Your lack of knowledge is truely surprising and for you to think that spaying is solely for the owners convenience is very much off track.
      Do your research and then maybe you will have a better idea how to answer questions you obviously have no idea about.

 
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