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Cat sprayed SOMETHING (not urine)

post #1 of 13
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all over my new bed! argh! he's a 3 y.o. neutered male who does show a few other weird behaviors, but this is the first time he's done this. it was the worst smell EVER. any thoughts on what it could be or what caused him to do this?

thanks!!!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by liltraveler
all over my new bed! argh! he's a 3 y.o. neutered male who does show a few other weird behaviors, but this is the first time he's done this. it was the worst smell EVER. any thoughts on what it could be or what caused him to do this?

thanks!!!
Wow...sounds like he is "spraying". Is he strictly indoors or allowed indoors/outdoors??

http://www.tica.org/soiling.htm

Katie
post #3 of 13
When you say the worst smell EVER, I tend to think anal sacs.
Are you sure it isn't urine?
post #4 of 13
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he's strictly indoors. he's way OVERLY affectionate and does poop outside the box on a pretty regular basis (at least 3-4 times a week). the spraying is something new.... do you think he's angry? or marking new territory?

thanks! beth
post #5 of 13
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definitely not urine. it smelled like something had died on the duvet... there were a few tiny dots of something brown, but really small... and the smell was overpowering...
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by liltraveler
he's strictly indoors. he's way OVERLY affectionate and does poop outside the box on a pretty regular basis (at least 3-4 times a week). the spraying is something new.... do you think he's angry? or marking new territory?

thanks! beth
Beth,

Sounds like it's time for you to play detective...first thing you want to do is rule out any medical issues (especially if he is having accidents pretty regularly). Has he seen a vet recently?? if not, a trip is probably in order.

Here is a really good thread on cats that poop outside the litterbox:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...threadid=19767

Is he your only cat?? Have you recently moved??

Katie
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by liltraveler
definitely not urine. it smelled like something had died on the duvet... there were a few tiny dots of something brown, but really small... and the smell was overpowering...
I wonder if he was expressing his anal glands? In any event, I would take him into your vet and have him checked over...especially since he has been having litterbox issues.

Katie
post #8 of 13
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that's the problem. i've taken him in three times (to 2 different vets) and they all say he's fine. they said it may be stress, but to be honest, there shouldn't be any stress in his life! he's an indoor cat. no new moves or new kitties in his life. i do have a 2nd cat, but they get along great. i clean the box regularly (including scooping twice a day), and i've tried every brand of litter known to man! plus, i use the enzyme spray whenever he does poop outside the box to try to eliminate the smell. argh. he's a great cat, but he's really driving me nuts. now, with this new spraying thing (i'm hoping it was a 1 time deal!)....
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by liltraveler
that's the problem. i've taken him in three times (to 2 different vets) and they all say he's fine. they said it may be stress, but to be honest, there shouldn't be any stress in his life! he's an indoor cat. no new moves or new kitties in his life. i do have a 2nd cat, but they get along great. i clean the box regularly (including scooping twice a day), and i've tried every brand of litter known to man! plus, i use the enzyme spray whenever he does poop outside the box to try to eliminate the smell. argh. he's a great cat, but he's really driving me nuts. now, with this new spraying thing (i'm hoping it was a 1 time deal!)....
Beth...I can emphathyze...did you read the link about the inappropriate pooping that I provided?? It has good information regarding pooping on particuliar surfaces...it may be that he really doesn't like litter (some cats don't) and you may need to switch to something else. If the vets say he is fine...then given your description...it does sound like he was expressing his anal glands. You may want to come back though because there are vet techs who visit this board and can sometimes give you other ideas.

Katie
post #10 of 13
I experienced something similar with my flame point siamese, and it was his anal glands.
post #11 of 13
When you say new bed, do you mean just-delivered fresh-out-of-the-plastic? If so he may have been marking territory. Just a detail nobody else has discussed, since the vet says he's fine. My cat hated my new mattress.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
yup... it's a brand new mattress, right out of the plastic (a novaform, no less). maybe that's it. thanks for all the help (and the link about pooping outside the box was really helpful--thanks)!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by liltraveler
all over my new bed! argh! he's a 3 y.o. neutered male who does show a few other weird behaviors, but this is the first time he's done this. it was the worst smell EVER. any thoughts on what it could be or what caused him to do this?

thanks!!!
It is from his rear end(anal), my understand is it is some kind of self protecting tool. Here is why I come up with the conclusion.

I learn it the hard way, whenever I push my white cat from the rear he spray. The first time he did it he spray on my face.
Whenever my gery cat bite him from the back he spray. Like me is on his face.
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