inappropriate urinating...

Can anyone offer suggestions on how to stop my 1 yr. old neutered male from urinating on/in everything except the litter box??  He and his 2 littermates have been with me since birth, mother killed, and he's an extremely loving cat.  He just urinates everywhere!!  I've tried the feliway products and they do not work with him.  Anyone tried the Bach Rescue remedy?  HELP!!  jo

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catsarethebest

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Reply To: swwinds41

Behavior training in cats has always been a challenge. One thing to do is to try and remove the sent in the areas of the house that he has already marked. I forget the name of the product I use, but they can be found at just about any pet store.

The next is to teach your male cat that the inside of the house is NOT his place to mark. I know it may not sound nice, but a water bottle that squirts can be a useful tool. The most important thing is catch them in the act, and to never discipline after the fact. He will soon learn that inside marking will get him a squirt in the face.

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swwinds41

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Thank you for the suggestions.
We use a water spray bottle for unwanted behavior, but catching the male urinating is probably not gonna happen.
We have 12 cats... all but 2 are rescue and/or just dropped on our doorstep.  Controlling behavior of this many is a full time job... but one I cherish and love.
I've been using the Bach Rescue remedy in the water bowls and the urinating has reduced to a couple of times a week.
Although still not acceptable, I will continue to tackle this problem.
Thanks for any input from the beautiful Feline community.
Jo

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Meowchelle

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Hi!

I'm brand new to this site! Just found you folks tonight.
I could really use some help.  I have FOUR cats. Problem is with ONE cat.
Sam, showed up 5+ years ago as a kitten, very vocal, talks allot. Sam is an
anxious guy, paces allot, monitors the food dishes frequently and lets me know
if they're even half empty.
Sam has been spraying even after being neutered. It's been awful! He's ruined
most of my home.  I've tried Feliway, but that hasn't worked, he even seems to
spray more around it !? He pees on my leather couch, bed, etc. I've got most everything covered right now.
I think some of the precitating factors are all the neighbor cats who show up at
the door.  He doesn't have an issue with the cats here.  There was a cat here
before he came that sprayed and that started everything.
I plan on moving eventually. I'm wondering if moving to a new home may help
and what I can do to keep him from spraying in a new house.  I'm hoping that
when I move into a new house, with new carpet, paint and no cat smells around
or neighbor cats, he'll be lest apt to spray.  I'm hoping to use this move as a 
'new start' for him.

Any tips on the transition and ways to get the spraying stopped?
I've also heard about medications?  Any advice?

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swwinds41

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Reply To: Meowchelle

Greetings,
Since posting about my male kitten spraying/urinating everywhere, he's improved 99%.  Now he will let me know if he doesn't approve of guests visiting, or change in the furniture arrangement, that sort of thing.
In my opinion, the Rescue Remedy (for animals) that I bought on line,  helped to curb his behavior.  I just put about 10 drops in the water bowl and also a couple of drops in the palm of my hand, rub hands together for 2 seconds and then rub on my male kitty.  I truly believe this helped him to "settle" down.  Also talked to him... told him to use the litter box (and pictured the litter box in my minds eye) as I was talking to him.
Every little bit helps...
Good luck with your kitty.

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Meowchelle

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Hi !

Thanks for replying.  I've never heard of "Rescue Remedy" that I
can remember.  I'll go online now and do some research.
Thanks so much!
Would welcome any other advice out there!

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