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Alternative Ways to Prevent Your Cat from Spraying

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Cat spraying can cause some nasty stains and odors if not taken care of. One of the best solutions in removing cat urine stains and odors is by preventing the problem. In order to do that, you must first ask your self why your cat is spaying. Yes, there is more than one reason.

Before you can do this however, you need to first understand that cat spraying is a marking behavior and not a litter box problem.

So why do cats spray?

There are numerous reasons why cats spray. The following reasons can include marking for territory, sexual encounters or when they are in conflict with other felines.

By understanding these reasons, you are in effect able to possibly prevent your cat from spraying.

Let us take a look at how shall we.

In order to try and prevent your cat from spraying, you need to first find out which one of the reasons mentioned above fits your cats profile. Generally your vet will advise you on neutering or spaying your cat. However, before taking this route, first consider the following options;

If your cat is spraying because of a conflict problem with another cat or pet, try keeping them separated. If your cat is spraying because it sees another cat, try doing everything you can to block your cats view. If in the end you find that all attempts are futile, then most likely you will have to take the advice of your vet.

As sad as the last option may seem, it can also save your house from bad stains and odors that could potentially cost you a lot of money in the long run as you find yourself continuously purchasing pet urine cleaning products that might or might not take care of the problem, and ultimately leading you to have no choice but replace your ruined carpet or furniture, just to find it getting ruined in the same manner as the previous one.

So, as you can see, prevention is by far better than the cure when it comes to dealing with your cat spraying.

By Paul Ghossain

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