As strange as it seems, I'd like to train my cat to not pee outdoors (if it is even possible). My cat has been an indoor-outdoor cat for the entire five years of her life, and recently my neighbors have complained of my cat urinating on their flower beds.
As it would deeply upset my cat if she were never allowed to go outdoors ever again, I would like to know if there is anything I can look into doing in order to prevent her from urinating outdoors.
She has been spayed, and has displayed symptoms of severe depression from being locked indoors for days.
Cats - 7 Answers - 2009-02-15 22:09:24
Best answer: My only suggestion would be to let her out after you see her use her litterbox. This would help but it's not a guarantee.
All answer: Answer 1 Nope.
You could buy the neighbors a bottle of the commercial stuff sold in pet stores to repel animals. 2009-02-15 22:15:17
Answer 2 Just let her be an indoor cat. Safer for her (and she will only be upset for two days). 2009-02-15 22:15:47
Answer 3 Hi,
if it is 5 years old then it is very hard to fix it. 2009-02-15 22:20:14
Answer 4 1. I don't think your cat should be going outside. Cats going outdoors causes them to have a shorter lifespan because of the dangers. (Cars, wild animals, strays)
2. If your cat stays inside, she will learn to use the litter box like an indoor cat should.
Good luck and farewell.
PS: If your cat seems to be like a "feral" cat, then allowing her to go outside is reasonable. You'll just have to somehow limit her areas on how far she can wander off outdoors to make her pee elsewhere. 2009-02-15 22:31:16
Answer 5 My only suggestion would be to let her out after you see her use her litterbox. This would help but it's not a guarantee. 2009-02-15 23:28:45
Answer 6 Your cat is probably attracted to your neighbour's flower beds because the soil is soft and well tended (the ideal texture for a latrine as far as cats are concerned.)
Does your cat have a litter tray? All my cats have been indoor-outdoor, but they come inside to use their litter tray.
Ultrasonic cat deterrents are very effective at keeping cats away. The sensors are activated by the cat's movement and then emit either a loud noise (inaudible to humans) that cats hate or a burst of water. These are relatively inexpensive and you could purchase one for your neighbour as a peace offering. This would also keep away any other cats in the neighbourhood that are also using their garden as a toilet.
See the link below for details of ultrasonic cat scarers.
Hope this helps. 2009-02-16 04:19:12
Answer 7 At 5 years old it might be difficult to retrain her
You could try and move her indoor litter tray to somewhere more private or even put a picture of someone watching her near the flower beds (cats hate being watched while they pee). 2009-02-18 12:01:51