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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
OK, Wilbur has started spraying. BAD. this whole damn house stinks BAD. Now here's the problem.

1. I don't have a car for a week or so until repairs are made, so I literally cannot go get him fixed.
2. I can't take this smell any longer. What can i do?
3. is it possible to make him stop without neutering?
post #2 of 19
call the vet , it may be possible for them to for a small fee come get him ... two of the local vets have mobile clinics with vans ...
post #3 of 19
Unfortunately, once he has started spraying it might be problematic to get him to stop. Is Tinker spayed yet? (If not that'll be making the spraying worse)

I suggest a very good enzymatic cleaner & some open windows....the smell is unbearable.
post #4 of 19
*sigh* The joys of having an intact male ... sorry you are having to go through this, truly I am. I have a whole boy in my home too, my stud breeder boy smells horrible most of the time, bless his heart.

The only thing you can do is to confine him to one room in your home, preferably a room that is easy to clean, such as a bathroom, or a cage until you can get him neutered. If you cage him, you can wrap the cage with either towels or pee pads to prevent the spray from getting out. This will prevent him from marking everywhere in your home. I know it sounds cruel not to give him run of the house, but honestly, unless you want your house to smell like Eau de Stud Spray forever more, then you have to do it.

Once he is confined to an area where you can clean easily, you will need a black light to go around your house and see where he has sprayed. Once you find all the places, then you have to saturate those areas with an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle (I like the Rug Doctor brand called Urine Gone myself), soak up as much of the urine with a dry towel or cloth as you can and then let the area dry. Then saturate it again. Blot with a towel again. Repeat until all traces (with the black light) are gone.

You will not be able to stop this behavior without neutering him. In fact, it will only get worse with time and the longer he resides with an intact female, the more ingrained it will become.

I know times are tight for everyone economically at the moment, but the only way to stop this is to neuter him. And even then, it isn't a guarantee. However, once neutered, it won't smell as bad. It will still stink, but not like it does now.
post #5 of 19
Once a male cat starts spraying its very hard to get them to stop,
My brother got Ash fixed at 3 months and he is 6 years old now and it has never stopped.
The smell is so bad also.
I have cat beds that my male that I lost peed in and they still smell no matter how much we wash them.
He never sprayed though because I got him fixed young.
He did pee all over though.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
yuck. Well I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. This is too much. I can't live like this.
post #7 of 19
Well I am sorry to hear about your car. I know how it always happens at the most inconvienant times!

But don't do anything crazy!

Put little sprayalicious Wilbur in his own area for now. Do you have a big enough crate to perhaps hold him for now? Like a big dog crate? They also have "stud pants" that keep down on the spraying all over the place. You could let him out only with the "pants" on.

For now focus on doing the clean up to the rest of the house with good enzymatic cleaner, so your living area is bearable at least.

Do they have low cost spay/neuter programs? or like someone else suggested find out if you can get some transport for them back and forth? Even a cab? Something.

Chalk it up to a life experiance I guess.
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Oh i'm sure i'll survive. Just disheartening. Sometimes things happen.

I did notice something though, if I spray lysol over the area that's been sprayed it REALLY curbs the smell. At least so far.

Hope it gets better . i love wilbur, we'll get through it somehow.
post #9 of 19
Bad news, you may not won't to use Lysol cus' unfortunately it is highly toxic to kitties. I know, I know.....when do we get to the good news!!

Hang in there! Someday this will be a distant memory!
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
ugh. I didn't know that! Crap! i sprayed it everywhere by the cat tree too. I sure hope lysol doesn't leave a residual that's poisonous to them.

Man I'd never have thought it would be bad. Think i'll wash down the walls with pine sol. though that'll probably kill them too
post #11 of 19
Ummmmm, not to be the bearer of bad news, but Pine Sol is no good around the cats either. Phenols are the culprit in most cleaners.

Honestly, the ONLY thing that is going to make the smell go away is to use the enzymatic cleaners and make sure Wilbur stays confined to one area easy to clean. Please take my word for it. Most breeders don't keep studs in their home for exactly the same reasons you are having a hard time with Wilbur. They spray and they stink.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Could you tell me what kind of enzyme cleaner I should use? I'll order some now.

Wilbur is going into th spare room too. until I get a handle on it. i've got a little bathroom but that would be cruel. Crap maybe I'll just lock them both in the room so he doesn't get lonely.
post #13 of 19
A lot of people recommend Nature's Miracle. I use (and really like) the Rug Doctor brand (available anywhere they rent those carpet cleaners) called Urine Eliminator. It is in a spray bottle, but you can just as easily open the top and pour it out if you need to.

A note of caution - it's spendy. About $10 for a regular-sized spray bottle, but it works and it works quickly. Just remember to blot up after you've saturated the area, let it dry and repeat the process until the black light shows that it is gone.

ETA: Leave Wilbur by his lonesome if your other girl kitty (I believe you have a girl kitty) hasn't been spayed yet, else he will try to breed her even if she isn't in heat and she can and most certainly will get pregnant if she is successfully bred.
post #14 of 19
I use natures miracle and I am telling you, an enzymatic cleaner is the WAY TO GO! Oh yah. It makes such a HUGE difference. You don't need to use much either, so altough it is a bit of money it is WELL worth it! I use it when they miss the litter box, or throw up. It gets it all clean. I notice when I was using other things that they would always know where the area was afterward. Even weeks afterward. Gross But with the enzyme cleaner after it dries they have no idea! Its awesome stuff, truly. I don't know how people got by without it back in the day!

I really hope that this situation gets better for you! Live and learn right?
post #15 of 19
I would do whatever I had to do to get that pee machine to the vet for a neuter!
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gayef View Post
*sigh* The joys of having an intact male ... sorry you are having to go through this, truly I am. I have a whole boy in my home too, my stud breeder boy smells horrible most of the time, bless his heart.

The only thing you can do is to confine him to one room in your home, preferably a room that is easy to clean, such as a bathroom, or a cage until you can get him neutered. If you cage him, you can wrap the cage with either towels or pee pads to prevent the spray from getting out. This will prevent him from marking everywhere in your home. I know it sounds cruel not to give him run of the house, but honestly, unless you want your house to smell like Eau de Stud Spray forever more, then you have to do it.

Once he is confined to an area where you can clean easily, you will need a black light to go around your house and see where he has sprayed. Once you find all the places, then you have to saturate those areas with an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle (I like the Rug Doctor brand called Urine Gone myself), soak up as much of the urine with a dry towel or cloth as you can and then let the area dry. Then saturate it again. Blot with a towel again. Repeat until all traces (with the black light) are gone.

You will not be able to stop this behavior without neutering him. In fact, it will only get worse with time and the longer he resides with an intact female, the more ingrained it will become.

I know times are tight for everyone economically at the moment, but the only way to stop this is to neuter him. And even then, it isn't a guarantee. However, once neutered, it won't smell as bad. It will still stink, but not like it does now.
I got the urine gone today. It finally arrived. I sprayed some on the spots I know he's sprayed. But I'm not sure exactly how much to put on. What exactly does 'soak' mean? i sprayed a lot on it.

Also, I noticed he sprayed on the cabinet door too. so i sprayed that. is it the same deal? I don't wipe it off that either?
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
What exactly does 'soak' mean? i sprayed a lot on it.
When you soak something it's covering it completely so the liquid soaks right through, so it sounds like you've done it right.
post #18 of 19
If you've done it properly, then you should be smelling less of the spray smell. You may have to repeat the application a couple of times. And yes, if he sprayed a hard surface, soak that too, wipe up any that drips and reapply, then let it dry there.
post #19 of 19
Is Wilbur going in to be neutered soon?
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