Neighbour's Cat Pees on My Work Top

I have 5 cats of my own which all do their business outside, but my neighbour's cat keeps coming in and peeing in random places on my work top and sometimes on the gas hob. I keep my home very clean and do not use bleach in the kitchen only in the toilet. I can't stop him coming in as I have a cat flap for mine. Anyone have any ideas how to deter this cat from coming in? I've thrown cups of water and sprayed him, which works for a few days, but it still happens.

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February 20, 20190 found this helpful

This cat has marked its territory. Use an enzyme cleaner such as Natures Miracle to take away the odor

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February 20, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I would keep a record of the times that the cat comes it through the flap.

You might find a pattern. I would start getting food and feeding the cat outside, in a certain place, even if it is not ypur cat.

See if you can potty train the cat to go outside in a particular place.

All my cats are potty trained and have a potty pad in the house.

Let me know how this works out.

Blessings,

Robyn

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

You do not say how long this has been happening but I am really surprised that your cats have not "over-marked" his spots.

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I do believe this will happen in the future if you are unable to stop this unwanted behavior.

First: have you talked with your neighbor about this problem? Is there any way the neighbor can keep their cat away from your house; even if it is only for a few days so you can try to remove his scent from your house?

If your neighbor does not help you with this problem you may have to lock your cat door and open it for your cats at different times of the day.
I know this does not seem fair but sometimes you have to take drastic measures to break a habit.

You will not be able to break this bad habit until you clean every area that cat has marked his territory.
You will have to use an enzyme cleaner and those can be found at all major stores, pet stores and online. Find it in the cleaners section and it will clearly state enzyme cleaner and how to use it. Some people swear by vinegar and other products but enzyme cleaners are still the best as they have special ingredients that will remove the scent (we may not be able to smell this scent but animals can and they will radiate right back to that area every time and then continue to mark new areas as well).

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Be sure to clean everywhere this cat has been as they can detect even a small spot. I would also try to barricade that area where possible so they cannot get near it.

Here is an example of enzyme cleaners but there are many brands available.

www.thesprucepets.com/best-cat-stain-odor-remover-4153334

pets.thenest.com/clean-dog-urine-white-vinegar-4372...

m.wikihow.com/Make-Enzyme-Cleaner

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

Maybe for a short period you could close off the cat flap and keep your cats indoors and not let this not nice neighbor kitty in. Perhaps he will "forget" about the door if it is blocked for a few days and that will stop the behavior. Your fur kids may not be happy to be inside, but they will survive.

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It can't hurt to try this.

Your neighbor should be notified that his/her kitty is a nosey one and is doing nasty things in your house. That is just not neighborly.

If you must keep the flap open, put foil on your work top to keep the cat off. It won't hurt the cat, but should deter him from hopping on to that space.

Post back what you decide.

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February 22, 20190 found this helpful

This is a tough one. You can buy cat collars and pet doors that "talk to each other". The collar tells the cat door to open when the cat approaches. I have a feeling that these doors, while they seem to work, are pricey.

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