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Caliwyrm
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From:Inverness, FL
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 07-06-2003 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caliwyrm     Edit/Delete Message
Where to start..

We have 3 cats, Kahlua (female, 6-7 years), Tigger (male, 3 years) and JT (male, 1 year), all fixed before they ever sprayed/marked anywhere.

I've had Kahlua since she was a kitten and Tigger was introduced to our household 2 years ago when my fiance moved in. There were no problems and everyone seemed happy. Then my fiance's parents needed to get rid of a kitten (JT) and we had him fixed around 2 months after we got him (he was around 6-8 months old). However, every now and then since JT was fixed one of the cats has been urinating on our bed, roughly 6-8 weeks in between incidents, most recently its been close to the spot where Kahlua sleeps the past few times. We can't catch who's doing it due to the infrequency it seems to be happening.

We're tired of unexpectedly having to sleep on the couch.

A couple of questions:

Is it possible for cats to start spraying after they were fixed? (JT never did before we fixed him)

What would make older cats start (if it is indeed Kahlua or Tigger)? They seem happy and playful around each other, no fighting and only rarely does Kahlua hiss at JT.

Since its so infrequent how can we catch the culprit?

We scrub the mattress (and have even flipped it over) after each incident. Is it possible that scents from an older incident are triggering this? If its possible, what is the best cleaning agent to rid such an odor?

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nern

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posted 07-06-2003 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
My suggestion is to use a enzymatic cleaner like Nature's Miracle to ensure that the odor is out. This sounds like a territorial issue between one or both of your cats and JT and yes they will still spray even after being fixed in some instances...for this problem I would recommend you try Feliway (www.feliway.com) which is a spray containing phermones which is supposed to deter cats from territorail marking. In your case, I would spray it directly on the mattress (both sides) and around the bedroom after cleaning the "marked area" thoroughly with a product like Nature's Miracle. Good luck.

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Caliwyrm
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posted 07-07-2003 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caliwyrm     Edit/Delete Message
thanks will try that.....is it possible that there are too many cats? how do people handle having 3 or more cats without this kind of problem?

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