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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Spraying in the house

My 6 year old Burmese neutered male has always sprayed everywhere in the house. This has been difficult to deal with as it's usually on windows, mirrors and all the furniture. We have one other neutered male who is 12 years old, but they get on well. They have been together for the last six years. Cocoa the problem one also bites very suddenly and has caught me on the face a couple of times. He can be happy one minute and then strikes. He has also bitten visitors on the ankle a couple of times. Can you help at all? Regards Jan
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-01-2003, 02:50 PM
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First of all I think you should take the "attack cat" to the vet just to see if he's in some kind of pain. If he's healthy I think you should try Feliway.

Have you tried Feliway? It's a spray that contains feromones and it's supposed to calm the cats preventing them from spraying and show any aggressive behavior.

If you search the web you'll find quite som information about Feliway. I think you should give it a try.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-02-2003, 10:03 AM
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I agree, first take your cat to the vet to help rule out any medical problems that might be causing this behavior. Ask your vet if she has any suggestions for products that will prevent your cat from spraying. Now for the biting, there are many types of biting/aggression, play or predatory aggression, fear or anger, or territorial and protective aggression. You should try to see when your cat bites. That way it will be easier to help solve the problem.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2003, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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My cats biting and spraying

Thank you for your replies. I have tried the feramone spray but to no avail, also taken him to the the vet. He is very healthy and not in pain. He seems to bite most when picked up and cuddled, he likes it at first and then suddenly rebels. He can be quite agressive and very dominant.
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I had a cat who would love to get petted, and just "eat it up" , rubbing her head against you, etc., and suddenly scratch you and run. (Not bite)
The vet said sometimes a cat will have a sensitive spot that itches so badly it is intolerable. The cat will then strike out, not knowing what else to do to stop that awful feeling and run away. I used caution and counted the pats I gave her, and warned everyone who wanted to pet her, because she really enjoyed the petting at first, and there was no warning. It didn't happen every time, but when I got scratched, I remembered it for a while!


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