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post #1 of 13
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Just spent an ungodly amount of money on this stuff to spray my couch and, imagine that, it didn't work. Sigh. Trina went on the couch. AGAIN.

She doesn't have a UTI, this is purely behavioral. She maybe/possibly might be pregnant(skinniest 6 weeks in cat I ever did see), but she never acted this way before. I'm almost at my wit's end.. I'm going to get cat attract and change their litter box to an uncovered, giant bin, but I don't know if that's going to fix the problem.. sigh.
post #2 of 13
Feliway calms the cats down but it doesn't cover up the spray smell. What are you using to clean it up?

I bought this at Petco Simple-Solution-Cat-Spray-and-Urine-Stain-and-Odor-Remover. Many people use Nature's Miracle but Petco didn't have it on the shelves but they have it online.
post #3 of 13
You do need to be sure that you have eliminated the smell. An enzyme cleaner like Crazyforinfo linked to is your best bet. Even if you can't smell it, she probably can so she will return to the spot. I have had some success with vinegar/water (50/50 mix) for small spots.

I have had good results from "No Mark". It's a pheromone spray like Feliway but it's affordable...$8-10 for a 16oz bottle @ Petsmart.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Crazyforinfo View Post
Feliway calms the cats down but it doesn't cover up the spray smell. What are you using to clean it up?

I bought this at Petco Simple-Solution-Cat-Spray-and-Urine-Stain-and-Odor-Remover. Many people use Nature's Miracle but Petco didn't have it on the shelves but they have it online.
Feliway without a proper enzyme based cleaner won't stop them from smelling it and re-using the spot.

Have you tried confining her to a room with a box? Is there any sort of pattern to it? (ie--she marks after conflict with another cat, or she's getting bullied out of the litterbox?)

She's trying to tell you something is wrong, the hard part is figuring out what
post #5 of 13
If you think she may be pregnant I assume she's not spayed? That may well be your problem as it's quite common for unspayed girls to pee on things.
post #6 of 13
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If you think she may be pregnant I assume she's not spayed? That may well be your problem as it's quite common for unspayed girls to pee on things.
hear hear!

I'm willing to be this is exactly what it is.

The couch is sat on by lots of people and had lots of smells with it. My cat would pee on my roomate's bed every time she was in heat. It was driving us mad. She also went on my dirty clothes.

I got her spayed and cleaned everything with an enzyme carpet cleaner and she hasn't peed on anything since.

If it has something to do with her reproductive drive or cycle, nothing you spray is going to stop her from doing it.

'cept the bathtub...can't figure that one out. One likes to worship it, the other likes to pee in it. Go figure.
post #7 of 13
In addition to getting an enzyme cleaner, it might also be worth buying a black light. This will show you exactly where there are stains that you can't see with just your eyes.

(It can be kind of gross to see! but definitely important to make sure you're getting *all* the spots to stop the behavior).

I'm assuming you've read the "sticky" on inappropriate peeing. You might consider putting the litter box *where she's peeing* (ie, on the couch) for a few weeks, and then slowly moving it away toward where you want it (1-2 inches at a time). Definitely an inconvenience, but I've never heard of it *not* working for people.

Good luck!
post #8 of 13
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She's trying to tell you something is wrong, the hard part is figuring out what
i think you'll be pleased with the results from the Cat Attract. but definitely clean thoroughly with the enzyme cleaner, & a black light will help you get ALL the spots!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
If you think she may be pregnant I assume she's not spayed? That may well be your problem as it's quite common for unspayed girls to pee on things.

Oh, I don't know how I missed that part ...yep girly may have been peeing to let prospective dates know where she was

Please do get her spayed ASAP, it will be better for both of you
post #10 of 13
i'm with everyone else - get her spayed. clean the sofa with an enzyme cleaner. This should fix it, if not do the litter box trick. She's telling you something and she wants you to help her...
post #11 of 13
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Feliway without a proper enzyme based cleaner won't stop them from smelling it and re-using the spot.
That's just it, though.. she's not reusing the spot. She has to have the spot clean. She peed on the other side of the couch that she hadn't marked yet.

I'm definately considering getting her spayed, but not sure that's the problem. Blargh. Hopefully this gets figured out.
post #12 of 13
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If you think she may be pregnant I assume she's not spayed? That may well be your problem as it's quite common for unspayed girls to pee on things.
This is exactly right.
post #13 of 13
Spaying is the next step for sure -- and I'd be willing to bet that will eliminate the problem within weeks (when the hormones in her system dissipate).

Feliway is actually a great product, but in my experience, the diffusers are far more effective than the spray...
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