Ask Seth: Stop Cat Urinating by Spaying?

Will spaying a cat stop her from urinating everywhere? Noemi Lastovich

Unspayed female cats urinate indiscriminately around the house to let males know where they are. Spaying your female cat will not only make her more comfortable, reduce the risk of mammary or uterine cancer and prevent the birth of unwanted kittens, it usually will end such unwanted behavior as calling and urinating everywhere.

In some cases, spayed female cats may still spray or urinate inappropriately. Overcrowding is the most common cause of cats spraying. Spayed female cats may urinate outside the litter box if the box is not clean enough, or the location that's not satisfactory to the cat, or if the cat is frightened by other animals or young children.

Spaying your cat is greatly beneficial and should keep her from urinating everywhere in your house. To avoid litter box problems in the future, make sure her box is always clean, accessible and in a location where she can get to it without having to deal with dogs, noise or kids.

Is your cat spayed? What are some advantages that you have seen in your cat? Tell us in the comments!

Seth Mayersohn

About Seth Mayersohn

Have a question about your pet’s health or behavior? Readers can submit questions to Seth Mayersohn has a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and a M.S. in Agriculture from West Virginia University. He has 12 years of experience as a veterinary technician and draws upon that experience to help our readers!

One comment on “Ask Seth: Stop Cat Urinating by Spaying?

  1. what helps a neutered male cat who sprays when left alone? he is fine when people are around but i think he gets scared when left alone so we end up crating him when we go out. i do not know his history as we adopted him from shelter. he was already neutered and is about 3 years old. just wondering what we could do to help him–do cats get separation anxiety like dogs?

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