How To Stop Cats From Urinating In The House
If you own a cat and have problems with it urinating around your home, this video provides helpful advice and tips on stopping this behavior.
Just a few tips here to stop your cats urinating in the house. Just be aware that it's very stress-related and in most instances, you would need to get a professional in to help, but there are a few tips here that might alleviate the issue. Make sure that where the cat has urinated or defecated that you clean the areas down using biological washing powder which tends to break all the enzymes down and then going over with surgical spirits solution, surgical spirit which tends to get rid of the scent markings.
This will stop the cat going back to the same areas. Using other products, bleaches and that will not avoid that issue. Also, make sure that you include additional litter trays around the house.
Say, for open sake, it's going in your bedroom or in the lounge, the short term, just put a litter tray in that area just to avoid the issue of them going there and they might use that litter tray instead of the carpet or the bed or the sofa. Over a period of time, you would then gradually move the litter tray out towards the back door, then eventually away. Also, cats tend to like scent marking around the house, so if you provide additional scratching posts and pads because they've got scent marking in their claws and by scratching those areas, they're actually leaving their scent marking, which avoids again them sort of urinating on the furniture and things.
Another thing that you can do to de-stress a cat, which obviously would help to alleviate the problem, is lots of mental stimulation. These are sort of things not associated with playing with the cat, but items that you can hide food around, put food in. Sort of things like coils, treat bowls, boxes, where they've got to actually sort of hunt for them, stimulating their senses, heightening their senses of hunting and stalking.
So if you hide food around the areas using cardboard boxes, play areas, scratch mat, mats, crinkle bags, dangling toys, those sorts of things, so they're stimulating themselves. Another thing that you can actually do in around the house is cats do love herbs. Things like mint, parsley, lavender, rosemary.
So again, if you can put sort of little plants around the area that they will tend to sort of de-stress themselves. Not the lavender, but the mint and parsley and rosemary, they'll tend to chew at that and that will help to de-stress them. So, that's just to make sure the cat doesn't urinate in the house, but obviously if it progresses, then you need to seek professional advice and contact a professional behaviorist. .