Being a cat expert, one of the questions that I get asked most by the people is how to get their cat to stop spraying. Just like with every other thing in life, the solution to this problem of how to stop cats from spraying does not come in one-size fits all remedy. What is causing your cat to spray may not be what’s causing another cat to spray.
In all my professional and personal experiences with cats, I have, however, noticed some common stuff which I think causes cats to spray. One of the most common ones would be the litter box itself. A lot of people complain that their cat just does not use the litter box and so spraying is just what she is going to do to relieve itself.
So let me break it down for you. There are many reasons your cat is not using the litter box. You might not have placed it in the right place. If you put it in an unfamiliar place around the house, it would feel uncomfortable going there and rather spray. You might not be cleaning the box out and it stinks which means the cat would not go anywhere near it. Also, people who own more than one cat should know that you don’t just give each cat a separate box. Rather, you put an extra one out there as well. Why that works is beyond me. If your cat used to pee in the box and you’ve noticed that it does not anymore, the spraying may not be due to social factors at all. It is very much possible that your cat is facing health problems.