Clean your litter box twice a day to stop bad odors and also provide a clean space for your cat to feel at ease during elimination.
 Discover ways to prevent inappropriate cat marking behavior and how to upkeep your litter box to make sure your cat is always comfortable
Make sure you cat has plenty of room in their litter box. A good rule of thumb is the bigger the box the better.
The Litter Box: Home
Place your cats litter box in a safe and quiet place where he or she will have plenty of privacy and feel comfortable.
Feline urination is one of the most common ways a cat will mark their territory and the most common behavior complaint among cat owners.
Inappropriate urination is the most common behavioral problem reported by cat owners.
Cats use elimination to establish their territory.
Feline marking behavior is most commonly seen with urine, scratching and facial marking.
Find solutions to inappropriate feline urination.
Learn how to prevent inappropriate cat spraying behavior.
cat scratching problems
learn about feliway
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FELIWAY:

What is Feliway

Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure. By mimicking the cat's natural facial pheromones, Feliway creates a state of familiarity and security in the cat's environment. As a result, Feliway can be used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a challenging situation or help prevent and reduce the stress caused to a cat during a change in their environment.

Urine Marking

Feline urine spraying is one of the primary methods used by cats to mark out their territory. It does not matter if the cat is male or female, neutered or not, it is a behavior that is exhibited in some way by almost every cat.

While spraying urine outdoors may be acceptable, most owners find the behavior hard to tolerate in their home due to the strong odor and potential hygiene risks. Urine marking has a specific behavioral sequence where the cat adopts a posture that is easy to recognize:

•   Feline approaches a vertical surface (wall, item of furniture etc.)
•   Feline sniffs the surface and treads the floor
•   Feline turns his back
•   Feline stands with his tail erect and emits a horizontal jet of urine
    onto the object

Marks of urine are generally small and seen above the ground. Urine on the floor, large volumes of urine or urine in the sleeping area are typically not signs of urine marking.

Prevention of Urine Marking Using Feliway


To reduce and prevent urine marking in your home, first avoid cleaning areas that have already been marked with products that contain ammonia or bleach as cats are very sensitive to strong smells. Use water, surgical alcohol or an odorless solution to treat the soiled area.

Plug the Feliway Diffuser into an outlet in the room where the marking has taken place. If your cat marks in several rooms you may wish to place another diffuser in one of the other rooms. Leave the Feliway Diffuser switched on continuously for at least 4 weeks to allow the pheromones to spread in the room. Replace the diffuser with a refill as needed.

The Feliway Spray can be used in addition to the diffuser to treat an area where marking persists. In such cases, clean the marked area and allow it to dry. Then apply the spray daily to both the site and nearby prominent objects. Stop site treatment when the cat marks the area with his or her own facial pheromones by rubbing the site with his or her head.

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for persons who live with or take care of cats. It is not a replacement for qualified veterinary care. Please discuss your cat's symptoms and medical conditions with your veterinarian.