The legend is that only tom cats spray indoors. Unfortunately it is only that, a myth. In most cases males and females alike spray indoors. They spray for many different reasons.
Often there is not a whole lot we as cat lovers can do to stop them spraying. It is almost always understood as a territorial instinct with cats.
One main reason cats spray is to ‘mark their territory’. The dominant male cat sees it as a alert to other cats that they are in charge and are the ruler of their domain. You may find male cats are likely to spray directly in front of others, felines and humans alike with no discrimination. When a male cat sprays it is a very thick, sticky and odorous spray.
Another cause for cats spraying is when a new cat is added to the household. Whether it be a kitten or an adult cat the original feline resident may understand that as a threat. As the spraying begins you will need to be prepared to disinfect and retrain your kitty with each and every spray.
A more plausible reason to feline spraying is the introduction of new furniture, accessories or people. As this is a difficult one to avoid, since our lives are always changing and improving, the cats have a more difficult time dealing with change. When you introduce new furniture it may have the smell of the factory on it and they are threatened by it.
There are three things to keep in mind as a simple solution to ridding your home of the dreaded smell of spraying done by your cats. White vinegar and water, baking soda and water and hydrogen peroxide (no water). These are all three home remedies that have been proven over the years to be effective. Now you can enjoy your home with your cats even more than before.