From the article: Urine Spraying Success Story
If you've ever had problems with cats spraying urine, or peeing outside the box, you know how frustrating it can be, especially if medical problems have been ruled out. Perhaps you've been successful in reversing this problem. Please share your success story with other readers. You may be able to help someone else who is about to give up on his or her cat. Share Your Success Story
- The only method that worked for my 2 year old healthy and vibrant cat Marley was mechanically obstructing the area with objects. Marley was neutered at age 3 mo but has had a sudden spraying partys and nothing could stop that exept putting small foot stool or even a basketball or a floor vase in front of his favorit spraying areas. Maybe he will find a new area in the future but so far it is fine.
- —Guest Svetlsna
texture was the key
- Harry is a 14 year old male who I adopted when my mom passed 4 years ago. He was a little timid but, all in all a very good boy. About a month and a half ago he started peeing on the floor 2x a day and once in awhile on the corner of my new carpet. To say the least I was mad and mystified. ( By the way I clean the litter box 2x a day. )I watched him for signs of illness and he seemed fine so, I started combing the websites for solutions. Someone suggested that perhaps the cat didn't like their litter. Previously, we used regular clay litter, until a year ago & had switched to clumping. I thought this was probably not the cause but an easy solution to test. Soooo... I decided to mix some clay litter in with the fine clumping litter and to my amazement he stopped this behavior immediately. It's only been 2 days but, peeing on the floor was an every day occurance, so I know we're in the clear. I wish I would have thought of this sooner. Harry is back to his happy kid status and so am I!!!
- —Guest M
I want OUT!
- We adopted Auto from the pound and we had to sign an agreement that he would be an indoor only cat. We knew from the records that he sprayed when alone, but we work from home so he wouldn't be alone. What we learned by watching him is that he would spray whenever he saw a bird out the window and couldn't get to it. So we built him an outdoor cat run. He now lies in wait just inside the pet flap, and catches birds that land too close. And he hasn't sprayed since. Hard on the birds, but he gets to go outside safely and our furniture is not covered in urine. So we all win, and maybe the birds will get smarter.
- —Guest Jenn
- We have saved a cat named Hollie. She had the tip of her tail taken off by a razor blade and then the stitches came out too early and so they had to super glue what was left of it. She then started attacking her tail and spraying in the house. Her owner asked if I would take her in, thinking her house with grandchilderen running around was too much for Hollie to handle. Well I did and she did seem to settle right down. Then a few years later, I rescued a stray cat and she started attacked her tail again and any other cat that walked by her (we now have a total of 7 all rescued) and spraying. We went to the vet thinking maybe a UTI but no, then had her doubled checked a week later after just to make sure. Still nothing. So she is now on anti-anxiety meds for 1-2 months. The thinking is because of her past history with her tail injury she is prone to be stressed out easier and so bringing in a stray cat may have upset her.
- I have a siamese who is bonded to me and has been the king of the castle for about 3 years. We introduced a new Bengal kitten into our home and Champ resented her from the start. Looking back now, I believe that Champ intimidated our Cleo. Cleo had accidents and wherever these accidents took place Champ came and peed on that spot too. Long story short we contemplated all possibilities. I own an insurance agency and my staff said, "Why not let Champ come and live at the office?" I resisted at first, but then realized that it was the only option. I didn't know if he would pee there as well or not. I did not know if Cleo would stop peeing outside of her box. Here it is one month later. Champ loves the office. He is once again king of the castle and he is extremely happy. Cleo has a perfect tract record since Champ left. I still have my fingers crossed. Champ does not miss Cleo, but Cleo misses Champ. It's the best ending to the problem I think. Cleo is really coming along.
- —Guest Janet
- Honey was a foster-adopt five year old kitty boy. I took him to be with my other guys and soon Honey was peeing on everything with a smile on his face. THE VET SAID NOTHING WAS wrong, so home he came and christened EVERYTHING once again. He did not like being with so much competition, so we housed him with a buddy in a basement apartment, no more spraying or soiling. He continues to be a great boy and helps me with my computer work. Yes, he still smiles.
- —Guest Silver Kitty