Removing Cat Urine

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March 23, 2011
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At some point anyone who has owned a cat has had to deal with urine on a carpet, chair, or wood floor. It could be an accident that kitty had or something more like marking territory if there’s a new pet in the house. Either way, cat urine is one of the tougher things to clean up. It’s concentrated and can rot and ruin floors, furniture, and the odor can be tough to remove from fabrics.

Here are some tips to removing cat urine:

1: blot the stain with paper towels to remove as much of the urine as possible

2: dampen a sponge with cool water and sponge the area but do not push too hard or else you’ll be pressing the urine in deeper into the area

3: blot the area again to soak up some of the diluted urine and water

4: dab a mixture onto the stain containing 1 tbsp of white vinegar and 2 cups of warm water and let it dry

If the area is stained, like on a carpet, sprinkle baking soda onto the area, let it dry, and then vacuum it up.

You can also buy a cleaner that contains a mixture of peroxide and detergent and use that on the stain. However, you may want to be sure that it won’t remove the color of the fabric.

If the area still looks stained after it’s completely dry from extracting and neutralizing, apply a specialized stain and odor removing bacteria/enzyme cleaner, such as “Outright Pet Stain Eliminator,” “Pet ‘Oops’ Remover,” or “Stain Gobbler.”

It’s extremely important to remove the odor and the enzymes in the urine else your cat may pee again in that same spot. Aside from cleaning the stain, try to also figure out why your kitty isn’t using the litter box. Could it be a health issue? Could it a change in the house that makes her unhappy? Could it be a dirty litter box? Finding out why will save your furniture, floors, and bedding.

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