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What age does a male cat start spraying

A male cat begins spraying at approximately 9 to 14 months of age and a female cat at approximately 6 to 9 months.

Can a cat spray outside the litter box?

Unfortunately, yes.

What is the difference between a male cat and a female cat?

A male cat is sexually mature and has a penis, while a female cat is in estrus and will develop a vaginal discharge.

Why is my cat spraying?

Cats have a number of different reasons to spray, including, but not limited to:

-ringing in the ears

-straining to urinate






-lack of litter box access

-lack of exercise

-lack of attention

-lack of mental stimulation

-lack of food

-lack of water

-lack of litter box


-needing to urinate

Why does my cat spray?

Your cat's behavior is normal and expected. If your cat has a litter box, a spray problem is rare.

Why do some cats spray and others don't?

There is no single answer to this question.

Can I stop my cat from spraying?

As with all behavior problems, it is important to approach the issue of your cat's spraying with patience, understanding and an open mind. Cats are territorial and may spray if they feel threatened by another cat or by a human activity in the immediate area.

How can I discourage my cat from spraying?

The best way to discourage spraying behavior is to provide a litter box that is inaccessible to your cat. If your cat already has a litter box, try to make it available, but out of sight and out of mind. If your cat is spraying, move the litter box away from where your cat is spraying or out of sight.

If your cat is spraying, try to take your cat for a long walk every day. This will give your cat a chance to stretch his legs and to be active.

Can I spray the litter box?

The litter box should be kept clean, tidy and in plain sight.

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