My Cat is Getting on My Last Nerve . . .

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    He's old, 14 1/2. He's been a neutered inside cat all his good life. But he is continually marking all over the living room curtains and the youngest kids clothing. I'm ready to shoot him. I know it's from the damn feral strays and he's just doing what cats do. But I'm still ready to shoot him.

    I swore I'd not do any more trapping but I am at my wits end and have no choice. I'm going to have to trap these damn cats then block off any access (as best I can) to the front porch to keep them outta here. Hopefully that will get my cat to stop marking because washing the curtains nearly every other day plus cloths plus the youngest just told me he went in a corner in her room --- grrrrrr.

    Have to go clean that now . . . . . . .
     
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    Have you had him into the vet for a check up? His age and sudden marking could be something else other then pissed off about the ferals.
     
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    Sounds like he could have a urinary tract infection.
    I had two males with the same issue at approximately the same age as yours.
     
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    Not to vet yet -- oh, that's a nightmare in itself trying to get him into a cat carrier -- but all of the urine is vertical. He's marking, not peeing.

    I'm just so sick and tired of it. Crazy cat lady started feeding crazy cats several years ago and despite my best efforts of trapping them they continued to breed and more and more cats are around. We have to block their access to our front porch -- 90% of the marking is taking place in the living room. Our cat sees outside cat then marks. Never catch him in the act, though.

    I stopped opening any living room or dining room window (the porch spans both) thinking that might help. It didn't.
     
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    Sudden marking can also be something psychical going on...... so ya may want to take him in just in case.

    I know it may look weird.. but you may want to pin plastic sheeting or puppy pads up onto your curtains... at least you wont have to keep washing them.

    Try calling your local rescue groups to come and trap the feral cats .

     
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    Something is going on. He is not doing this to piss you off. If he's neutered, it sounds like he has a physical problem.

    Get him to the vet asap because, if this is a physical ailment, its very serious.

    If the cats are TNR (trap, neuter, release) the population will stabilize and no more will appear. OTOH, if they're being trapped and removed, more will move in to replace those that have been removed. Sorry, but its just a fact of live.

    If you TNR, be sure to have the vet notch the ear so you'll know which ones have been altered.

    If TNR, the spraying will stop. It always does.

    Animals are driven by three things - food, reproduction, territory. Feed them, alter them, and don't upset the territory by taking any individuals out of the population. If you remember that, you can beat this.
     
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    Yea, feral cats are a problem...

    ... dey climb up the tree next to my trailer...

    ... an' den dey chase each other around on my tin roof...

    ... sounds like a herd o' elephants...

    ... not only that but they crawl up through my a/c vents...

    ... an poop under my bathtub...

    ... it smells up the whole house...

    ... an' den I have to get out the Lysol an' spray to kill the smell.
    :eek:
     
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    possum don't trust cats `cause dey'll sneak up on ya an' pounce on ya...
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    Study: Female Owners of Cats More Prone to Suicide
    July 03, 2012 - Researchers have found that women who own cats have an increased risk of suicide and mental health problems due to a common parasite found in their pet's litter bins.
     
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    Likely your cat doesn't see any cat marking. Your cat smells it and remarks as a way of telling other cats to keep off, it's his territory.

    If you want to keep cats off your property, get some mountain lion pee. Sometimes pet stores will sell it. Sprinkle it around the perimeter of your property and the cats will go away.
     

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