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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:12 am 
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Hey guys. We recently moved house. I thought it would stress our cat to all hell, but it only took him 10 minutes to become adjusted and love the new space.

However, a neighbour's cat has started spraying against our door at night. Irritates the hell out of me as it's not even legal for the cat to be outside at night.

Our cat's fine with it, sniffs it and that's about it. He still uses his litter tray and isn't trying to spray back.

The doors always open in the day time, with the security screen closed. Our cat Loki often just sits by the open door, watching the kids in the pool. He even goes outside in the area with a harness on. Because this is his area too, I don't want to put something like scat down.

Any advise on how I can stop it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:20 am 
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Interesting! my kitty litter is also just by the door about a couple cm's away and lately my cat has been trying to spray near the door. I have not noticed any cats. I will keep posted to this thread as i might have the same problem


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:32 pm 
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I have the same problem, but it is not only the door but the windows, flower gardens, steps leading to the front, and basically all around the exterior of the house. It has been a nightmare because our boy has to spray/pee everywhere too. It was a lot better for a while but now that it is warm out the neighborhood cats are running wild :rolleyes: We tried everything from sprinkling pepper around the house to going out with a black light and cleaning the premises with urine off/nature's miracle. Nothing had worked for more than a few days at most. I however just ordered this I will let you know how it works.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:39 pm 
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A friend has offered me a cat trap. Recommended to use it and then take the culprit to the RSPCA centre. The cats have to be registered, and they will contact the owner for them to come collect. Along with a fine for letting the animal out at night ($150 I think).

Not too sure about his solution though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:49 pm 
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I have neighborhood cats that visit my yard, but none have sprayed near the house. They use the bushes. Then Raiden goes for his walk and has to put his scent everywhere. My problem now is that when Raiden goes into his enclosure, he will spray the window. Doesn't do it every day, but I can see the streaking and I have to clean it. I know it's a territorial thing as he can see the other cats in the back yard.

I don't know if it would help to have a discussion with your neighbor or not. I have a friend who feeds a lot of stray cats and she has a neighbor who will trap the cats and take them away. She gets called about them and has to pay a fine to get them back. And in her area, cats have to be on leashes. I think you may be better off just having a conversation with the owner. The owner probably has no idea this is happening and it's a problem.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:37 am 
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I need to find the owner first :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:53 pm 
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Oh the elusive cat owner. Now that the weather is getting better, just ask when you're outside "do you know who owns a light orange tabby?" Or whatever type the cat is. It took me a while, but I found out where the other cats in the neighborhood live ... still have one who comes around once in a blue moon. While the spraying at your door isn't affecting your kitty now ... it could become a problem down the road. It would be nice if the neighbor decided to keep their cat inside. They are probably not going to do that. I guess you could always put something outside your door that would repel the cat. Moth balls? Citrus rinds? I don't really know what might do the trick.


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