Pheromone Collars to stop unwanted peeing.

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    Deanna Wathen
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    In my multi cat household, I have struggled for the last few years to keep up with cleaning after them. It comes with the territory, I know, but recently it’s been getting on my damned nerves. I have a male, 6 y/o, neutered, been with me for 4 years, and recently he’s taken to peeing at the front door, and literally right outside both of the litterboxes.

    It couldn’t be that the litter boxes aren’t clean enough. I have 3 cats, and 3 litter boxes. One is covered, and the other 2 are uncovered. One of them is an automatic self cleaning litter box, and though my other cats LOVE it, he doesn’t seem to care for it, but like I said, he has options. He has his own “catio” that he can get through by cat door, and that’s where the third litter box is. It’s pretty much a private patio for him, and he don’t let none of the other cats in there, so privacy isn’t an issue either.

    Before I moved in with my boyfriend 3 years ago, he was an only cat, and I think after moving into a mutli-species household, it was all a little too much for him. He’s a very calm kitty, thoughtful, kind of stupid, but soft and squishy. He’s the only one of my cats not allowed outside because unlike my two other indoor cats, he won’t stay in the yard or come when I call him. I have about 30-40 cats that live outside, almost all of them are spayed/neutered, but I know it still bothers him being surrounded by so many animals.

    So, I looked into Pheromone collars, and was wondering if anybody had any luck with them? I can understand if his problem was somewhere around anxiety/being surrounded by other animals, but there’s not much I can do about that without finding him another home, and like I said, I carried him with me from Hawai’i, so y’all know I’m not joking when I say I wouldn’t give him up for the world. So, I’m getting a little desperate!!!!! Any advice would be appreciated, thank yoU!!!

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    Kittyzee
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    Yes, I wonder first, if you shouldn’t take him to the vet to rule out any health problems, like a UTI.

    Secondly, and this was on my mind before I read that you had LOTS of cats outside; if there were ferals in the neighborhood. This can drive some cats to pee marking territory. Cats outside will pee on your front porch, in front of your door because they can smell cats INSIDE. Is there any way you can block their access to your yard (or porch in particular) to help with the anxiety of your inside cat? Just because cats are spayed or neutered, doesn’t mean they won’t mark territory if they feel their territory is threatened by other cats.

    You have been thorough in thinking this out and fixing problems. I think that it won’t be fixed until you can block the outside cats’ access to the direct area around your house. You can even get a black light an check at night to see where they are marking outside, I’ll bet you will be horrified. Plus, even if you can’t smell it, your cats can. Cats’ urine when they mark, is extremely concentrated. Hope this helps.

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    Deanna Wathen
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    He gets vetted pretty regularly, and the last time we were there, about two months ago, they said he was in perfect health except he had some plaque lol. Next time I go in, I’ll ask our vet about it.

    As far as the outside cats go, it would be a little unrealistic to keep them out of the yard. This is where we feed them/take care of them. They aren’t allowed in the house, but I know it bugs him when he knows they’re out there. It’s why we built him the “catio”, but he got bored with it and his goal in life is to go outside.

    I’m going to try the pheromone collar and see if it helps a little. It makes me sad to think that this was happening because he’s so stressed out. Are there any other ways to help him out?

    #861603

    Kittyzee
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    I just recently re-watched a “My Cat from Hell” episode with this very problem. It may seem unrealistic to try and keep these neighborhood cats out of your yard, but in this episode, these people also fed cats. Jackson gave the advice and they didn’t follow it. The cat continued to pee. When he came back for the second visit, he saw the cat bowls up close to the house. Since you want to continue to feed these cats (and I commend you for doing so), then move their bowls farther away some how so they aren’t right up where he can SEE them. There are deterents such as automatic sprayers which are triggered by movement to spritz an animal if it gets close to the ‘eye’ of the sprayer. Also noise makers that do the same thing. This takes away the bonus of getting close to the house to pee and poop, and trigger your inside cat to keep marking territory. They still get fed, but they can pee and poop somewhere else. This is all I know to recommend.

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