Scratching and spraying have been natural behaviors of a cat, so cat owners should not make punishment on your kitten with either scratching or spraying.
Scratching is essential for stretching the body, but your curtains or soft furnishings are easy to get ruined. Provide her a scratching post and it has proven to be a useful distraction from your furniture.
Spraying refers to a cat’s way of marking a location with their individual information. But you will feel upset when your kitten does such in your living room.
You have to distinguish spraying and urinating before you clean the room. Urinating is performed while squatting, while spraying is preformed standing up.
How to Deal With
Take your kitten to the vet if she is with lower urinary tract disease, which is curable but very serious condition why your kitten is urinating outside her litter box. But it may be confused with spraying all the time.
Spraying also is one of the symptoms of a stressful cat. Try to think about recent events that could have upset your kitten. These events include both big things such as the arrival of a new baby or pet, house move, and little things like the moved furniture around your kitten’s favorite room.
Don’t punish your kitten for spraying as cats have no idea of punishment. So punishment can make things worse if spraying shows a kitten’s stress. Consult your veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist how to deal with spraying.
How to Clean the Sprayed Area
Thoroughly cleaning the spraying is of vital importance to stop the repeated performances. Clean the area with laundry detergent containing enzymes and rinse thoroughly. Then, make s mixture based on 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle. Spray the area well to discourage the cat from spraying in the location again. Consult veterinarian about products to neutralize the odor.