The myth is that only male cats spray inside. Unfortunately that is not always true. In actuality males and females alike spray inside. They do it for a multitude of different reasons.
Sometimes there is not much we as cat lovers can do to stop our cats spraying. It is almost always considered a territorial issue with cats.
One major reason cats spray is to ‘mark their territory’. The dominant male cat sees it as a alert to other cats that they are in charge and are the ruler of their home or garden. You may find male cats are likely to spray directly in front of others, felines and humans alike with no discrimination. When a male cat sprays it is a very thick, sticky and obnoxious spray.
Another reason why cats spray is when there is a new cat added to the family. Whether it be a kitten or an adult cat the original cat may interpret that as a threat. As the spraying begins you will need to be prepared to disinfect and retrain your cat with each and every spray.
A more plausible reason to feline spraying is the introduction of new furniture, accessories or people. As this is a tricky one to avoid, since our lives are ever-changing and getting better, the cats have a trickier time dealing with change. When you introduce new furniture it may have the smell of the factory on it and they feel threatened by it.
There are three things to keep in mind as a simple solution to ridding your home of the dreaded smell of spraying done by your cats. White vinegar and water, baking soda and water and hydrogen peroxide (no water). These are all three home remedies that have been proven over the years to work. Now you can enjoy your home with your furry friends even more than before. James Winsoar is the boss of Microchip Cat Flaps Ltd a company that retails the range of microchip sensing cat flaps. He also writes to help cat lovers with cat care issues.