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From:Katy, TX , USA
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 10-24-2003 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for     Edit/Delete Message
It might seem like I am steeping on peoples toes by saying that scalding cats does work when done appropriately but it’s my opinion so here you go.

My fiancée and I rescued a one year old gray male Tabby from death and were very happy with him the first couple of months then he decided to start peeing on our dirty cloth hamper. We tried all kids of things and finally one day he just stopped doing it, no problem we were happy with the situation but did not know why he stopped. We did not know if it was something we did or some change in his environment, nevertheless we were happy. Six month latter we bought a new home and moved in and the peeing problem came back. We figured the cat was nervous with the change and everything possible to comfort him and let him feel reassured and that all was well. Four weeks latter he stopped, hallelujah! All seemed fine until I noticed what was really going on, he found a new spot to do in. Again we tried and tried and tried everything that was recommended and nothing seemed to work. One day I just happened to catch him in the act and out of frustration I grabbed my sandal and waked him one on the Butt it seemed to work! I decided to create my own system for dealing with the issue. First I looked for all the places I knew he liked and marked them with tape on the wall. When I would get home I would go look for cat urine when I found it I’d find the cat and my soft slipper and take him to the spot where he did his business, then stick his face in it for a few second and firmly tell him NO. I would do this several times and each time I said no I would smack him with the shoe. I would then proceed to lock him in the bathroom for several hours with his litter box. It took two weeks and three times per spot and now I am happy to report that he has stopped peeing everywhere.

Another technique that works well that I have been told about is the Jalapino technique. You’re are suppose to rub a very hot chili pepper or Jalapino in the area where they like to go do their business. Apparently the chemicals left behind from the peppers supposedly burns them and stops them from peeing.

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posted 10-24-2003 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
While I may not agree with your method, I am glad it worked for you. I am even more glad that you were scolding your cat and not scalding it!!


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From:Nova Scotia, Canada
Registered: May 2003

posted 10-24-2003 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message
I completly disagree with your methods regardless of whether or not they worked! I think its cruel! Dogs trainers discourage such methods and say that animals have a short memory and if its done 5 or 10 minutes after, they don't remember and they get confused with why you are hurting them with a pepper or rubbing pee in their nose. Cats are no different.

There are much better ways to discourage your cat from peeing in undesirable places.

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From:Ottawa, Ontario
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 10-24-2003 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayliface     Edit/Delete Message
I wish I knew of some. My cat used to do her business in the corner, I just put her in the bathroom w/ her litter box immediately afterwards. THat's all I really can do.

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