Spraying cat

by Kerry
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

I have a fixed male cat, 7 years old. He regularly and religously uses his cat box. The problem is, when he gets very excited, most times looking out the window and he sees another cat, or even me coming up the steps, he sprays. He doesn't spray the window, but the sofa he is standing out. He is looking out the window, and spraying - it looks like he just loses control. When he sees me, he knows he will get to go outside so it is happy excitement. I have another cat in the home whom he tolerates, but he really doesn't like other cats, so when neighbor cats are on the porch he isn't happy, and has often thrown himself against the door. I have recently found evidence of him urinating at all windows he can look out of and see other cats. What do I do?

Answer by KAte
well it is very unusual for a cat to spray in excitement, at least I have not come across it before. I wonder if he does have a bladder weakness which a vet may be able to help with.

As for spraying when he sees other cats well this is completely normal natural behaviour. he obviously feels the need to scent mark his territory when he sees them. I'm afraid there is no cure for this apart from not allowing him to look out the window, which seems unfair and also is probably impossible to prevent.

I really do think it may be worth visiting the vet with him to see if he does have any problems in that area and if there is anything that can be done.

I hope you find a solution soon as it must be very difficult to deal with.
best wishes Kate

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