The myth is that only male cats spray indoors. Unfortunately, it is only that, a myth. In actuality males and females alike spray indoors.
They do it for a multitude of different reasons, but it is generally considered a territorial issue with all cats.
Why Do Cats Spray?
One main reason cats spray is to ‘mark their territory’. The dominant male cat sees it as a warning to other cats that they are in charge and are the ruler of their domain.
You may find male cats are likely to spray directly in front of others, felines and humans alike with no discretion. When a male cat sprays it is a very thick, sticky and odorous 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 feline resident will take that as a threat. As the spraying commences you will need to be prepared to disinfect and retrain your feline 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 hard one to avoid, since our lives are ever-changing and improving, the cats have a harder time dealing with change.
When you introduce new furniture it may have the smell of the factory on it and they are threatened by it.
Things To Keep In Mind
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. These are three home remedies that have been proven over the years to be effective.
Now you can enjoy your home with your feline friends even more than before.