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What smells deter cats from peeing

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What smells deter cats from peeing on your furniture?

I have a question about how cats deter cats from peeing on furniture. I have a very small (13 inch) indoor cat who pees on a small number of my pieces of furniture. I think I know why, but am not sure. She has a litter box outside and sleeps indoors, but is sometimes let out during the day and spends a lot of time in the family room and sometimes in my bedroom. Does she not want to pee inside, but want to "mark" the furniture? Do you think the smell of her urine has any effect on her? Or is she just getting too many chances? I do get up the cat box and scoop it out once a day and also put a couple of used litter bags in there with the other scooped out litter.

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It is more about cats marking places as their territory. It may be territorial in that she likes to have certain areas clean and not have others. I do see that some cats can be very territorial. The pee smells, if there is a strong smell, I don't think will deter a cat from going outside, especially if they don't smell that strong when they go outside. It is also possible that her urine just smells better than the furniture. If she is peeing on your furniture, you should have it cleaned out. If not, try to make the scent less pungent. I don't know how to do that. A lot of people use Lysol or Clorox on their carpet. Try that on your furniture if you think that is what is making her want to pee on the furniture.

Oh, I guess I am lucky that I have no strong smell or that she doesn't pee on my other furniture!

I would agree that if you're cat is peeing on your furniture it's probably because the scent of her urine just smells better to her than the smell of your furniture. She may have had an accident and the urine is still wet (and there's pee in it) and if it's a young cat it may have even been recently. You could try cleaning your furniture with something like a bleach-based cleaner (like Clorox or Lysol).

I'd get her tested for parasites. Parasites can alter a cat's urinating behavior, and they can also cause your cat to be more skittish.

I have a cat (Muffin) who pees on everything, indoors and out. I put a cat box outside for him, and the lid is attached to the fence so that he cannot go into the yard, and he has never even once stepped over the fence. I don't let him out to pee. I also make sure he drinks clean water. We do have an indoor cat box but I don't always use it because I am on-call 24/7. As far as deterring, no he is not interested in what you have around you.

There's a great book called The Domestic Cat. It has a great chapter on indoor and outdoor urination. I have to say I'm with you on the urine smell being better for the cat. She knows where her territory begins and ends and if you can't keep it clean she is going to try.

Thanks, I will get her tested. I had been thinking that the smell was something like a Clorox cleaning product. I have cleaned out the litter box many times and tried different cleaners, but this was the only thing that has deterred her from going on the furniture. I do keep the litter box clean by scooping it out once a day, but I don't think she needs a lot of cleaning, so I don't worry about a lot of smell on her. It seems like she is pretty comfortable peeing on whatever I don't mind. I guess what I am worried about is getting her to stop, or that she will get used to doing it and that it won't be as much of a deterrent to her in the future.

Thanks, I will get her tested. I had been thinking that the smell was something like a Clorox cleaning product. I have cleaned out the litter box many times and tried different cleaners, but this was the only thing that has deterred her from going on the furniture. I do keep the litter box clean by scooping it out once a day, but I don't think she needs a lot of cleaning, so I don't worry about a lot of smell on her. It seems like she is pretty comfortable peeing on whatever I don't mind. I guess what I am worried about is getting her to stop, or that she will get used to doing it and that it won't be as much of a deterrent to her in the future.

Do you let her outside at night? Is she able to go outside? Sometimes cats are able to urinate at night even when there is a litter box inside. Sometimes if you let them out at night they will urinate even when it's dark. Sometimes they think they can pee at night because it's not bright light like it is during the day.

I'm sure her urine smells better than some of your other furniture, so she thinks it's okay to go pee there. If you let her out at night, she will get used to peeing there and won't want to go back into her indoor box. If she gets away from you, it will be because she's too lazy to go back in her box.

I'd get her tested for parasites. Parasites can alter a cat's urinating behavior, and they can also cause your cat to be more skittish.

I have two indoor cats and an indoor dog. Both indoor cats and the indoor dog pee on everything except my furniture. The dogs occasionally pee on my furniture. I have one indoor cat who I let outside and I sometimes let out in the morning. She pees when she goes out. I don't think it's a problem. She doesn't like to pee on my furniture.

The only thing that would deter a cat from peeing on your furniture is that her urine smells better than the smell of your furniture. This is why we keep her indoors as much



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