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Spraying - A Case of Whoddunit!?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
There are 8 possible culprits, how do I figure out who?

Could've been:
  • Bea
  • PJ
  • Punky
  • Dorian
  • Squishy
  • Cow
  • Molly
  • Ophelia
The facts:
  1. It's definately spraying
  2. The doggie bed where it was done is slumped up kinda vertical against something else.
  3. It's in my bedroom where Bea has been living
  4. I moved Bea OUT of my bedroom tonight 2 hours ago into the office.
  5. My Bedroom has been open to the other 6 for 2 hours now....
  6. I do not recall seeing it when I removed Bea from the room, but I also do not recall looking there.
  7. Bea has a history of poor LB habits
  8. Molly has had UTIs in the past
  9. Ophelia has had UTIs in the past
  10. Dorian has had one suspected UTI
  11. Squishy was dumped for who knows what reason

PJ has been humping a lot lately.
Cow picks a lot of fights.
Ophelia is.....Ophelia.


It's not very feasible for me to test all 8 for UTIs. I think this might be a behavioral issue. Also thinking I'm throwing the bed away, not going to try to clean it! I knew my luck would run out eventually!!

My 2 Questions are this:

How do I determine who did it?
How do I stop this from happening again?


(I'm thinking it's either cuz I added Molly today or cuz there are too many fighting kitties)
post #2 of 15
If it's never happened before, then I'd suspect the newest addition.
post #3 of 15
Is there someone who doesn't like Bea? Maybe they're claiming her territory for themselves?

When my Hemmy has UTI's he has other behavior that goes with it. Like he comes and finds me (I know, unusual) and cuddles much more than usual. Are any of your cats exhibiting other signs of sickness?
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
If it's never happened before, then I'd suspect the newest addition.
either that, or whoever doesn't like Bea.

Good luck!
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well, they all hate Bea as Bea hates them.

I saw Molly, Punky, Dorian, & Squishy use the LB after last night....I'd think if they sprayed their bladders would be empty. Esp. since after I logged off here, I found 2 more spray spots.
post #6 of 15
I don't know....my Lil Bit is an outdoor sprayer. Whenever we go outside, she will spray many, many times.... on the fence, the house, the well, the shed, etc., and then go dig her a spot and pee.

ETA-- Let me rephrase that...she doesn't do it everytime. If she is nervous, like a stranger has visited, or she's seen some critter in the yard, or if she's feeling extra good and froggy, she will!
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hmmm....I wish they'd just wear a sign "I'm the sprayer!!"

I think I might just have to watch them all......seems like this is completely a behavioral issue. Once I figure out who it is, I'll check them for a UTI.
post #8 of 15
From experience.... it is not necessarily the usual suspect and just because they use the litter box doesn't mean they didn't just spray.

I had one who was spraying in the electrical outlets on the kitchen counter. I could leave the house for 10 minutes and come back and sure enough someone had peed. Thankfully all the kitchen sockets are GFI or I would have found the culprit zapped.

So I purchased one of those "Game Spy Cameras". I have a Moultrie that takes the 6 D sized batteries. It is triggered by IR. Cost about $89 online with free shipping, but I know many Wal Marts carry them in the sporting/hunting section.

Turns out I have two sprayers, Stomper and Izzy. They are both on Prozac now, but it doesn't seem to be making too much of a difference. The liquid did but the "chicken chews" don't seem to be strong enough. They started excessive drooling with the liquid.

Anyway, with a multi-cat household the I have found the Game Camera to be awesome at determining who is doing what. It is also great for monitoring feral feeding stations.
post #9 of 15
Nat - if it's spraying, not just peeing outside the box, I'd think it was behavioral, not a UTI. And I'm pretty sure if it's spraying, seeing them pee later doesn't mean they didn't do it. When they spray, they're not relieving a full bladder so much as marking territory - so again, if it's spraying, I still think it could be any of them.

My guess is someone's just unhappy about all the changes - or it's Molly. I know that doesn't help you narrow it down at all.

You know - they should invent a product for multicat households - a safe dye system you can give to kitties in pill form that changes all their pee to different colors!



Laurie
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Question:

I blacklighted where they sprayed. The one item they sprayed I knew the urine wouldn't glow. But it didn't glow on the doggie bed. Why didn't it glow?
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by LDG View Post
You know - they should invent a product for multicat households - a safe dye system you can give to kitties in pill form that changes all their pee to different colors!



Laurie
Now that's an awesome idea!!!
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Question:

I blacklighted where they sprayed. The one item they sprayed I knew the urine wouldn't glow. But it didn't glow on the doggie bed. Why didn't it glow?
I haven't the foggiest idea. I've never seen it not glow.

Laurie
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sorry, maybe I should type out my entire thought!

I blacklighted the areas I knew they peed. Urine glows under a blacklight.

Make more sense now?
post #14 of 15
Maybe they sprayed and tried to use the doggie bed to cover it up? I have no idea. Does saliva glow?
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have my suspicions it's Cow. He's gotten extremely aggressive/agitated towards the other animals & me. He's going to be headed back into the garage where he wants to be (he keeps door darting & getting out there). He's always lived outside.....and he's not doing so hot inside.
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