Should I spank my cat if he urinates inside, or is there a better method to make him urinate outside? He's an adult cat that use to go outside to urinate. He has a cat flap so that he can go outside.

Regards Brian
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Your cat is urinating inside because he has a problem - bladder infection, etc. Take him to the doctor. This is his way of telling you he is sick. Spanking does nothing but make the cat fearful of you.
I totally agree with Buddy's Mom. Your cat has a urinary infection. You should get the cat a kitty litter pan for inside. He might use it if he is peeing on the carpet now. My cat does not like to do his business in the house. He carries on like a maniac before he goes in the pan and then when he is done he scratches the litter around for ages. He'd rather do it outside but its too cold for him to go out right now. Take you cat to the doctor.
Should I spank my cat if he urinates inside, or is there a better method to make him urinate outside? He's an adult cat that use to go outside to urinate. He has a cat flap so that he can go outside. Regards Brian

One word: NO. It's counterproductive in both cats and dogs, but especially in cats. You'll accomplish nothing.
First, take him to the vet to rule out anything physical. If he's always gone outside before, then it's most likely he's got an infection. Second, consider adding a litter pan inside, if you don't have one already. If he's an older cat, it may be difficult for him to go outside all the time (if it's raining, for example).
Regardless of why he's doing it, spanking him is pointless.
Should I spank my cat if he urinates inside, or is there a better method to make him urinate outside? He's an adult cat that use to go outside to urinate. He has a cat flap so that he can go outside.

No. Spank yourself, then try to figure out what's wrong with your cat.
Should I spank my cat if he urinates inside, or is there a better method to make him urinate outside? He's an adult cat that use to go outside to urinate. He has a cat flap so that he can go outside. Regards Brian

Please don't ever spank your cat. He wont understand "after the fact." Have the vet check him to see if he has some health issues. Also, if it's bitter cold and the earth is frozen, some cats would rather use their litter pans.
"They can not ask for kindness, or for mercy plead. Yet cruel is our blindness, which does not see their need. World-over, town or city, God trusts us with this task; To give our love and pity to those who can not ask." Unknown
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Should I spank my cat if he urinates inside, or ... cat flap so that he can go outside. Regards Brian

Please don't ever spank your cat. He wont understand "after the fact." Have the vet check him to see if he has some health issues. Also, if it's bitter cold and the earth is frozen, some cats would rather use their litter pans.

Yes, that's after the fact. I swatted Espy on his behind the other night when he was playing the blinds like a xylophone. And I keep them fairly high up so he has to stretch to reach them. I love that cat dearly but sometimes he's a bit too smart. He wanted me to get up and give him treats.
But if I swatted his behind a minute later he would have no idea why I did it. It really has to be in the act. I would never hit him hard enough to hurt him no matter what he did.
Please don't ever spank your cat. He wont understand "after ... is frozen, some cats would rather use their litter pans.

Yes, that's after the fact. I swatted Espy on his behind the other night when he was playing the blinds ... to be in the act. I would never hit him hard enough to hurt him no matter what he did.

If he starts biteing me he gets a tap on the nose.

Regards Brian
But if I swatted his behind a minute later he would have no idea why I did it. It really has to be in the act. I would never hit him hard enough to hurt him no matter what he did.

We found the spray bottle works wonders with our two kitties. They no longer go on the expensive sofa or the dining room table. We don't have blinds in the house. We do have blinds in our RV, but so far so good. They've not bothered them.

"They can not ask for kindness, or for mercy plead. Yet cruel is our blindness, which does not see their need. World-over, town or city, God trusts us with this task; To give our love and pity to those who can not ask." Unknown
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