The cat marks: why and what to do?
If a cat leaves odorous marks on trees and fences, you can come to terms with this. But what if cat marks sofas, armchairs, corners and curtains?
Why is a cat tagging at home?
Labels are behavior common to all cats in nature. At home, mostly uncastrated cats sin this - when such a cat marks, he not only confirms the rights to the territory, but also declares his sexual intentions.
An unsterilized cat most often sprays with a strong (and also caustic) stream of urine everything that can reach it: starting from furniture and ending with wallpaper on the walls. Particularly attractive are the places where the cat itself or other cats have set tags before.
The most unpleasant thing is that it is almost impossible to drown out or completely eliminate such marks. But few owners agree to live by constantly inhaling such an amber. Not to mention the fact that guests will run away from your house headlong.
What if the cat marks?
Some sources will offer you to become the main cat in the house. But you are unlikely to like the idea of putting your tags on top of cats. Are you ready for this? In addition, there is a risk that the cat may refuse to give up without a fight, and you will mark the apartment in a circle non-stop. How do you like this prospect? 🙂
Seriously speaking, the only known way to get rid of the manifestations of this rather unpleasant behavior for us is castration. This will eliminate the very reason why the cat leaves the mark - because he does not need to communicate more about his sexual intentions.