i have a cat that i got from my mother that was neutered about 9 mths ago, well he is spraying and doing number one and number two all over my house. i cant get him to stop. and i cant get the stench out of my furniture and carpets and off my walls. i've tried everything that i can think of. its so embarrassing to have people over because the smell literally knocks you out when you walk in the door. any ideas, anyone else had this problem. am i posting this in the right area?? HEELLPPPP!!!!!!!!
go to petco and get a FEW bottles of "Nature's Miracle" it works pretty good. They have bottles for the walls and stuff and they also have powder for like carpets and sofa's. Follow the directions and you'll notice a difference in a hurry. The cats probably acting out because he is in a new environment.
For the smell in the air, try using an odor neutralizer like Oust or febreeze.
I would first check with the vet to eliminate the possibilty of a UTI.
Is the litter box clean enough? Some cats are weird about that. You could try getting a different litter and litter box for the cat to use. I was told before that if you feed a cat on the spot that they are urinating on, the cat will stop going on that spot. I guess the logic is that cats are very clean animals, and don't want to associate their food and their urine at the same place. That did work for us. I know other people that have put down aluminum foil where the cat was marking, but we didn't have success with that.
As for the odor, we had to replace our carpet to get rid of the smell entirely. But, I have also used Natures Miracle on spots, and that did seem to help. I would suggest getting one of those blacklights, that will help you to see all of the stains, and then you don't miss any.
If he is both peeing AND pooping outside the box, it is probably because either the litter pan is aversive, or he doesn't like the location. As Leo said, make sure the pan is clean, try a different type of litter and/or a different type of pan. Most cats prefer a litter pan without the lid, and most prefer an unscented litter. (yes, I know most humans prefer scented litter, but then, we're not the ones using it!)
You might also try changing the location of the litter pan. It might not be private enough, or there could be another reason why he doesn't like it.
As far as spraying, that can be territorial anxiety or another anxiety (another cat? a new person in the house?) And, of course, it could be sexual marking.
Note that urine on horizontal surfaces vs urine on vertical surfaces are usually caused by totally different situations. If on a horizontal surface, then it could be UTI or a number of different things.