Okay, here's what I have experienced thus far:
We found a spot where Rutherford (my ever-so-pissing-on-the-floor cat) had been spraying and squatting over and over, and we got some of that "Nature's Miracle" stuff. We wasted our money on that stuff - it didn't work at all.

Tonight, after spending a good amount of Sunday evening cleaning the carpet where we found the ***, Rutherford trotted into the living room. I walked right with him, and he found a spot where I cleaned, he walked around it for a few seconds, lifted his tail, and then sprayed the wall RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.
I am up in arms. I have no idea what else to do.
We even bought some of that "NO-MARK" stuff and sprayed it. It was absolutely no deterrent. He uses his litterbox regularly, and it is cleaned regularly.
Any new suggestions? I can't take this much longer.

Jimmy
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Tonight, after spending a good amount of Sunday evening cleaning thecarpet ... Rutherford trotted into the living room. I walked ... cleaned, he walked around itfor a few seconds, lifted his tail, and then sprayed the wall RIGHT IN FRONTOF ME.

This is a neutered cat, right?
Okay, here's what I have experienced thus far: We found a spot where Rutherford (my ever-so-pissing-on-the-floor cat) had been spraying ... no deterrent. He uses his litterbox regularly, and it iscleaned regularly. Any new suggestions? I can't take this much longer.

I'd try putting a liter box right on that spot. Even if it's in the middle of the room...just temporarily. It seems he has adopted it..what you need to do is physically prevent him from being able to use it long enough for him to "un-adopt" it.

I'm not sure why he would be doing this. Doesn't seem like it's stress if he did it calmly right in front of you. I have to assume he is altered and that you have ruled out a medical problem.
Do you have other cats? Were they near the liter box when he sprayed?
AG
Do you have other cats? Were they near the liter box when he sprayed?

Nope - no other cats, and only a 15 year old toy poodle, about the size of a mini-soccerball. He also uses his litterbox frequently, which completely stuns me. It just seems as though he has adopted this one 4X4 area of our living room.
It seems he has adopted it..what you need to do is physically prevent him from being able to use it long enough for him to "un-adopt" it

We're not really sure what you mean here; do you mean to say that we want him to understand that it's NOT okay for him to *** on the wall and floor there by adding his litterbox as a deterrent, or do you mean we should have more than one litterbox...?
We'll try the litterbox-in-the-spot thing tomorrow. Any other suggestions? We're considering shelling out the mega moolah for the Feliway...
To all: Rutherford is a neutered, declawed hobo-kitty that we found on a jobsite and adopted. He's been to the vet, and he checks out. No infections, no Leukemia.
He's a cute ***, which is why this is so difficult. Check him out (I know I posted this before...):
http://music.jimhutchison.com/myrutherford.htm
Please keep the suggestions coming.
Jimmy and Emily
He can be placed on antidepressant or anti-anxiety meds to eliminate spraying.
Gail
More than one litter box may help but if you clean the one he has daily than it probably isn't the problem. The idea was to get him to use a litter box INSTEAD of the carpet area. I know he does use it some but he also thinks the carpet is ok..it's like another box for him. I know when I am trying to convince Sasha not to scratch something I put one of her cardboard scratch pads in front of it...but on second thought the litter box would probably just reinforce the spot as a potty area. It would still help to block it off somehow. A big plastic mat or some thing that prevents him access.
We'll try the litterbox-in-the-spot thing tomorrow. Any other suggestions? We're considering shelling out the mega moolah for the Feliway... To ... we found on a jobsite and adopted. He's been to the vet, and he checks out. No infections, no Leukemia.

Feliway may not work. It's basically a mood alterer like an anti-depressant.
It doesn't seem to an emotional or stress issue...more like a bad habit that needs to be unlearned.
He's a cute ***, which is why this is so difficult. Check him out (I know I posted this before...): http://music.jimhutchison.com/myrutherford.htm Please keep the suggestions coming. Jimmy and Emily

He is a cutie. I'm sure you guys will work it out. I can understand the difficulty in dealing with a spraying cat. It makes it physically difficult to share living quarters with them :-) but you don't sound like your giving up yet.
AG
It seems he's marking because he does not like the smell on the spot. I had the same problem with the dog. I could put the rug into the washing mashine, but she still marked - until I got a new one. Now I have peace. Here's something to cheer you up: I took the backpack out of the attic in order to use it for a school trip (I'm a teacher). Darling Micky the cat sprayed on it. Guess what sort of smell followed me all the time? Well, he made sure I didn't forget about him while I was away :-)

Carola
This is the cheapest I've found Feliway. http://www.biovets.com / Someone else might know a cheaper site but I haven't found it.
To all: Rutherford is a neutered, declawed hobo-kitty that we found on a jobsite and adopted. He's been to the ... so difficult. Check him out (I know I posted this before...): http://music.jimhutchison.com/myrutherford.htm Please keep the suggestions coming. Jimmy and Emily

I've found Nature's Miracle to be a waste of money as well. Someone else posted the following:
From an old post:
"I recommend ODOKLEEN to remove any urine or *** (it requires lots of rinsing, though - a wet vac works wonders for this), and then treating the area with ODOKILL or NODOR to remove the odor. I have yet to find an odor which is not removed using NODOR. ODOKLEEN and ODOKILL are available through pet supply stores. NODOR is made by Nu-Scents in Knoxville, TN, USA. They are a very small company and do not ship outside of NA. Their product can be ordered in the US by credit card by calling 1*(800)****. They ship via UPS. They are very nice people. NODOR will kill male spray smell."

HTH,

OTOH it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to have the carpet professionally done by a firm that deals with pet odors. It might be necessary to replace a section of the padding to completely get rid of the odor.
I also remember someone suggesting getting one of those plastic carpet runners that have the nubs on the underside and putting it on the spot upside down. The cat isn't supposed to like walking on the nubs.

I'd set up another litter box anyway. Some cats don't like using a box if it already has poop in it and lets face it short of following them around 24/7 the box is going to be dirty (by their definition) at some point until you have a chance to clean it.
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It seems he's marking because he does not like thesmell on the spot. I had the same problem with the ... of smell followed meall the time? Well, he made sure I didn't forget about him while I was away-) Carola...

When I flew to Russia (12 hour flight) I carried on a gym bag which, unknown to me, Baby had gotten at before I left. She hates anyone leaving.
I put it under the seat ahead and the scent wafted back. Disconcerting. I had to keep turning around to glare behind me.
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