Similarly, you may ask, what does cat spray smell like?
The amount of urine a cat sprays when he's urine marking is usually less than the amount he would void during regular elimination in his box. The urine smells pungent. Those chemicals smell pungent to people.
Then, do female cats spray if they are fixed?
Neutering will change the odor, and may reduce the cat's motivation for spraying, but approximately 10% of neutered males and 5% of spayed females will continue urine spraying and marking. While cats in multiple cat households are often involved in spraying behaviors, cats that are housed singly may spray as well.
Signs Your Cat Might Be Spraying Whereas urine that's sprayed typically shows up on vertical surfaces (e.g., furniture, walls, etc.). If you're able to catch your cat spraying/marking in real-time, you'll most likely see them standing with their back to their vertical “target” and holding their tail held straight up.