I have a ten year old, male, neutered cat. He was neutered at an early age, well before sexual maturity.
He’s recently (in the last 3-4 months) started spraying furniture, and specifically some curtains. I’ve even caught him at it, reversing into position and letting loose a fine stream with impressive aim.
This behaviour is probably linked (at least, time correlates) to the arrival of our second dog, a puppy who as all puppies do, likes to chase cats that run away. No actual damage is ever done, the worst the cat gets if caught is a lot of slobber and licking.
He was fine when we got the older dog, 2 years ago, also as a puppy - and who also delighted in chasing the cat. This dog no longer bothers the cat at all.
The dogs are outside during the day when my wife and I are not home, and this is when the cat strikes.
Given that I usually don’t see him spraying, what can I do to get him to stop?