Archive for January 5, 2007

The Drain of Pet Ownership on my Wallet

We have a real problem at my house. One of our cats, (we have two), has been spraying all over our house. We did exactly what the vets told us, got him ‘fixed’ before nine months, didn’t have him de-clawed, kept his food away from his litter, everything, but still the little sucker has decided to spray in just about every room and corner of our house.

We’ve pulled the carpeting out of the house. Thankfully we had hardwood underneath and just needed to refinish, not replace the floors. We’ve thrown out perfectly good table cloths, napkins, sheets, towels, and bed linens because the cat has found some way or another to spray on all of them. We’ve thrown out furniture and stereo equipment, lamps, and rugs. At one point I spent over $300 buying 10 feliway plug-ins, which are supposed to give off cat pheromones to help calm the cat and stop him from spraying. I’ve bought ten or fifteen different types of cleaners to get rid of the odor. We’ve bought bottles and bottles of medication, including anti-anxiety drugs and sprays. And just today I spent another $17.56 buying yet another brand of cleaner that is guaranteed to remove odors. Obviously, none of the cleaners or deterannts have worked so far.

This kitty is bound to live a long, long time and I’m not certain my wallet, my house, or my nerves can take another 10+ years of this.

January 5, 2007 at 3:02 AM 2 comments


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