My new male cat just sprayed in my room and I don't know where?
Topic: My new male cat just sprayed in my room and I don't know where?
June 18, 2019 / By Affrika Question:
How can I find it and clean it up? The smell is awful and I don't know how to get rid of it! What do I do?
Best Answers: My new male cat just sprayed in my room and I don't know where?
Thomas | 1 day ago
Get a black light and hold it about 6 inches away from the surface you are inspecting. If the rooms lights are off, this will help. Go over every surface in your bedroom until you find it. Cat pee will glow a bright green under UV light. You can buy a handheld black light, or just a blacklight incandescent bulb and put it in a desk lamp and use an extension cord.
If you can't do that, open the windows to air out the room. Then go over it closely with your nose and hands to smell for an intense urine odor or to feel for a wet spot.
Once you find it, don't use soap or detergent-based carpet cleaners! They don't work very well on cat urine odor and can interfere with enzyme-based products, which are what you want to try first. Nature's Miracle is a pretty good enzymatic cleaner that you can buy at most pet stores. Anti-Icky-Poo can be bought online (try Amazon.com) and works really well. Look for the odor eliminator product.
If for some reason that doesn't work, try a mixture of 3 parts water, 1 part vinegar and a squirt of dish detergent. Vinegar is an excellent deodorizer for organic odors like urine. You can also try leaving a bowl of vinegar near the spot for a day to try and absorb odors. Coffee grounds can work the same way, but they tend to leave a coffee smell afterwards for a while.
If none of that works, you may end up having to steam clean or get rid of the carpet or whatever it was got soaked with urine.
Then talk to your vet about neutering your cat and preventing spraying in the future. And make sure it was really spraying, not just urinating to empty the bladder. If it's really the second problem, it needs to be addressed medically and behaviorally in a completely different way from spraying.
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To start with, the problem is probably at "cat level'. First open windows to clear the room so the air itself is not saturated with smell. Then you'll have to get down on your hands and knees and use your nose.
When a male cat sprays it can cover a generous area. You'll have to use a cleaning product specified for pet odors or vinegar to neutralize the smell. Even if you clean enough so you can't smell it anymore you still have to make sure it's very clean because your cat will come back to do it again. He's male. He's marking his new territory. I would guess he's either not neutered or he wasn't neutered young enough so his instincts are telling him to put out the announcements to any other cats that this is his new kingdom.
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You defiantly need to neuter him. This is never a guarantee it will stop the spraying(the best thing you can do is get them neutered before they start spraying) but it will drastically reduce the chances of him spraying. You also need to clean with a special pet deodorizer. Not just regular household cleaner. The animal deodorizer is made to break down the smell in the urine. If you clean it with regular household products, even though you may not be able to smell it anymore, chances are your cat will, and having the scent there will only encourage him to spray there again.
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Well, firstly, you'll want to get him neutered so that this doesn't happen again. If you do not neuter him, he will keep spraying and eventually the entire house will smell of it. I know, that smell is absolutely rancid. You'll need to locate the spot and literally scrub it with a product called 'Natures Miracle'.
Add- 99.9% of the time a male cat will stop spraying when neutered. Keep in mind that the other .1% is an extremely rare circumstance.
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I agree with the cleaning tip. Another thing to keep in mind is that sometimes neutering a cat doesn't eliminate the problem. Cats will spray when they smell other cat urine, and if they continue to smell it, they will continue to spray. It is rancid, and sometimes, your best option is to replace the carpet before the spraying develops into a habit.
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