Cat Spraying – What is It, Why Do Cats Do It and How Do you Stop It?
If you own a cat chances are you have had a spraying issue at least once. Spraying is a different type of urination problem in that instead of peeing on the floor or in a litter box your cat will go on an upright surface like a chair leg or door jamb usually at nose level for other cats to smell. It is important to know that in some cases a female cat will also spray urine directly on the floor.
The primary reason a cat sprays is because felines are very territorial animals and like to mark their turf by spraying urine to let other cats know who owns that little piece of the world. Think of it as an invisible but smelly No Trespassing sign.
Many times a cat will spray because of behavioral problems like anxiety, stress or a feeling of being threatened by something or someone.
Here are some common behavioral