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Can female cats spray??

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by catz4m8z, May 31, 2010.

  1. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    Ive never heard of it before but Gracie is spraying around the house!!:mad:
    I had found her trying to bury little sections of floor where someone had sprayed and thought it was one of the boys but the other day I watched her deliberatley back up to the wall, stand there, and spray!!
    (going to buy a feliway spray, although Ive never had much success with them.:()
  2. Izzie999

    Izzie999 PetForums VIP

    Nov 27, 2008
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    Girls can spray if they have not been neutered. They can be especially bad when they are calling. How old is Gracie? Is she a breeding girl? A feliway probably won't have much effect if its her hormones that are making her spey but its worth a go! with some cats they can be effective.

  3. Purrrrfect

    Purrrrfect PetForums VIP

    Sep 10, 2008
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    I had 2 cats Suzie & Sindy a few years ago that were spayed
    but still sprayed around the house even up the plug
    sockets and blew the electrics. They were sisters but started to fight.
    I think something happened to upset them and this is why
    the fights and spraying started. Cats gets stressed very easily.
    If you contact your local CPL and ask them to send you some
    leaflets about cats spraying and what to do to help stop them.
    Good luck with them and i hope you get it sorted.
    I know its not a nice thing to cope with.
  4. kelly-joy

    kelly-joy PetForums VIP

    Oct 14, 2008
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    in answer to your question yes Female cats can spray like males whether they are neutered or not.
    Cats spray to mark their territory and send messages to other cats such as I am ready to breed and stay away this is my territory etc
  5. MerlinsMum

    MerlinsMum PetForums VIP

    Aug 2, 2009
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    Yes and yes - in a neutered girl it's a very strong signal of some kind of stress. Although there are some breeds that resport to it sooner rather than later - the Orientals, Siamese for instance and individual cats of any breed that are a little highly-strung or nervous.

    If they do it right in front of you, then they are really trying to tell you something!
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