Cat peeing inside house

HOW TO STOP CAT PEEING INSIDE HOUSE

Cat peeing inside house

1

Clean all urine marks

  • With warm water and soap or alcohol
  • Allow to dry
  • No bleach! Ammonia-based or bleach cleaners will encourage the cat to use that area again
  • See detailed advice on How To Clean Cat Spray
2

Help stop cat spraying with FELIWAY

  • Clinically proven to help stop urine spraying
  • Improvement may be seen within the first week
  • Continued use for at least one month is recommended
  • See below whether to use the Diffuser or Spray
3

Follow litter box “golden rules”

  • One per cat, plus one extra
  • Easy to access
  • Away from food and water
  • Always clean: Scooped daily and cleaned at least weekly
4

Check cat’s health

  • In some cases, underlying medical conditions can cause cats to toilet outside the litter box
  • Always check with your vet to rule out any underlying medical conditions

We recommend:

FELIWAY Diffuser

If urine spraying occurs in multiple areas, plug the Diffuser in the room where the cat spends most of its time

FELIWAY Spray

If urine spraying occurs in one single area, spray here once daily

Why do cats spray?

FELIWAY is clinically proven to help reduce unwanted cat spraying.

The “happy messages” will help your cat feel relaxed and comfortable in it’s environment and help to reduce unwanted cat spraying.

Continuous use of a FELIWAY Diffuser will help prevent relapse of cat spraying in the house. Especially if your cat is sensitive to any change within the home.

Spraying can also be due to a medical issue. Therefore if your cat is spraying indoors, consider visiting the vet for advice. In older cats is is recommended to have regular vet checks every 6 months

MORE ADVICE AROUND CAT SPRAYING IN THE HOME

We know cat spraying in your home is a subject that you want advice on. See text below for advice on all aspects of how to stop your cat peeing in the house.

WHY DO CATS SPRAY?

All cats, male or female, neutered or not, will mark out their territory with spraying. Normally this is rare and discrete. But sometimes cat spraying becomes visible and upsetting especially when cats spray their owner's bed or duvet.

Cat Spraying is an indication that your cat is not fully content with life.

It can be a reaction due to recent changes at home or conflict with other cats. To understand this fully, read Why do cats spray? What does spraying look like to see all the reasons why.

HOW TO GET RID OF A CAT SPRAYING SMELL

Before or after you have got your kitty to stop peeing in the home you will want to remove the odour it can leave. We have a full article on how to get rid of cat spraying smells with 6 different tips.

This is in addition to our advice on how to clean cat spray at top of the page.

HOW TO STOP A NEUTERED CAT FROM SPRAYING

In fact under the right circumstances all cats will spray whether they are neutered or spayed or not. Many people think it is just a male or tom cat issue.

However one of the benefits of neutering is the reduction in spraying so it can be surprising if your neutered cat starts spraying.

If this does occur read our detailed advice on How to Stop a Neutered Cat from Spraying with specific steps to take.

WHY YOUR CAT MIGHT SUDDENLY BE URINATING IN THE HOME

Everything is fine and then out of no where your cat starts peeing in the home, help!

The reasons for this sudden change can be due to numerous factors so it is best to read our article 5 Reasons Why Might Your Cat Urinating In Your House Suddenly to understand it further.