Anyone with cat issues

Alicia - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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(I know there was a similar post on this) I have an almost 6 month old and 2 cats. The cats haven't been an issue up until a couple weeks ago. I had my one year old niece over and she was pestering the one cat (who looks & is named after Morris the cat), so I thought he may have been spraying all over where her scent was. But last week we had caught our other cat, Thor spraying (don't think it was Morris anymore doing it). It is a long story with Thor, but she was a stray & isn't a people person/cat and tends to hide-out a lot (I never really liked this cat either). We closed our bedroom door to them since Thor peed in our bed (and she used to hide under her bed-now she hides under our daughter's crib). I can see why Thor may be agitated a bit since we took away her one hiding spot, but I don't want her peeing on our/my stuff (which she's done before).

These are cats my husband won't give away, so that isn't an option and frustrating for me as I'm getting tired of the cat pee especially if they are going to pee on my daughter's things too (they already ruined a bouncy seat cover).

I guess my question is if anyone else has dealt with this or if there are any remedies for this problem (I'd hate to spray down everything my daughter touches/lies on or keep everything off the floor)? We have cleaners & such that get out the smell & also deter the cats from spraying in the same spot, but who is to say they won't do it again (in the same spot).

More of less, I'm getting sick of it. I even apologized to my husband saying that "I love my daughter more than the cats" (in case the cats were jealous of attention).

I f anyone has advice on this, let me know.

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Alicia - posted on 09/01/2009

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Quoting Gina:

Hi there..I also have 2 cats and 2 dogs (but thats another story..)one of the cats sprayed on the sofa in the living and it drove me insane no matter what i did i couldnt get rid of the smell am still convinced i can smell it..then Sultan who we have had for 8 years dirtied in the kitchen he had never done this before..so my only option was to banish the cats to the garage(and buy a new sofa).. my biggest fear was the cats jumping into the cot on top of baby which after one day Whiskey did,luckily the baby wasnt in it.
I show no mercy and turf them into the garage when ever they want to come in,the way i look at it is that they are well fed and looked after,they have their nice beds in there so if they dont like it well then tough..


As far as getting the smell out . . . We tried bleach. Otherwise I guess Oxi-clean works too (which we have just tried).



But I agree with it being an annoyance and the cats ruining whatever it is that they pee on.

Gina - posted on 09/01/2009

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Hi there..I also have 2 cats and 2 dogs (but thats another story..)one of the cats sprayed on the sofa in the living and it drove me insane no matter what i did i couldnt get rid of the smell am still convinced i can smell it..then Sultan who we have had for 8 years dirtied in the kitchen he had never done this before..so my only option was to banish the cats to the garage(and buy a new sofa).. my biggest fear was the cats jumping into the cot on top of baby which after one day Whiskey did,luckily the baby wasnt in it.

I show no mercy and turf them into the garage when ever they want to come in,the way i look at it is that they are well fed and looked after,they have their nice beds in there so if they dont like it well then tough..

Candice - posted on 09/01/2009

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i feel your pain. my ex refused to get rid of cats that sprayed his whole house. i have no remedy for you though...just sympathy. i personally found it disgusting and refused to stay over there.

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I would say take a week and start making a diary. When did he/she sprayed, what happened that day, even if it loks like the most ordinary day. Once you have done that take the detailed 'events' list to your vet. You should be grateful, my cat went through a period of doing no. 2 on beds during night time (although there is a sand box inside), eventually I just started to leave the window open 24 hours and it was solved. Good luck. Osnat http://maaslife.blogspot.com/

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