cat Sprayed me

We adopted 2 cats when they were 3 months old. They were spayed/neutered at the time of adoption. They are nearly 2 years old now. The male cat sprayed me for the first time about 3 weeks ago. My husband and I had been sitting on the balcony watching the sunset (whick we do often) when we came in I went and took a shower and back in our bedroom was putting on my nightclothes when my lil boy jumped on the bed and sprayed me.

Last night he did it again, I was laying crosswise on our bed looking at some photographs and he jumped on the bed and sprayed me.
He sleeps on the bed with us at night, sleeps on it during the day with his sister cat. I play with him, haven't changed any routines. I lay on the bed often and read and he usually joins me.
This is baffling to me and if possible I need to stop this behavior. He got me in my hair, arm and face.. nasty!


Well as you probably know this spraying behavior is a scent marking exercise for your cat.

They usually only resort to this sort of behavior when they feel threatened or their territory smells different and so they feel the need to mark it.

You are part of that territory and so is the bed. In fact the bed area seems to be one of the main places cats will spray when they are feeling a little insecure . It is believed this is because the bed smells most strongly of you and so this is reassuring to them and they want to associate their smell with yours.

So something has definitely happened recently to make your cat feel a little uncertain about things.

unfortunately it may not be obvious to us. It could be a new scent, different soap or washing powder. It could be different people being in the house or even a new cat in the area.

You could try a period of litter training again .the method i recommned also gives the cat a time out from any other anxieties which may be causing the problem. It involves a few days in one room only, the process is described in ore detail here

The other option is to try and help your cat relax and calm down by using some of the cat calming sprays such as feliway or cat medication for calming.

If the behavior continues or if you notice a very strong smell in the urine I would recommned taking him to see the vet in case it turns out he has a UTI. Doesn't sound like that at the moment but if symptoms develop that could suggest this then the vet is the best option.

best wishes kate

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by: karen

My male cat has done this to me as well .He is a content cat. He is 9 years. I have been sprayed in bedroom at night. 3 times now.Reading the other comments is food for thought as to why he would spray me.He is an outdoor cat except he is in at night. Thought it may have been stressed to get out at night I am looking for an answer as it is not pleasant

Our cat does this too!
by: Anonymous

We also have a two year old male who we rescued and has started doing this recently, especially in mine and my partners face which stinks especially if it gets on clothing! He tends to do it if we stroke him a lot, so don't know if it might be linked to age/ maturity and getting excited by the stroking? Have tried Feliway and it makes no difference for us! Any tips would be amazing!

cat sprayed me
by: Anonsallyymous

My cat just sprayed all over me to my horra he came up be side me layed down turned on to his back and got me this is the second time his done this.We have just got him spayed so I was suprised it happened .I hope this stops never had a male cat do this befour.

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