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Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Cat Pee Smell From Carpet
There are several reasons why a cat might pass by their litter box and urinate elsewhere in your home. If your cat is ill, has behavioral issues, is getting used to a new pet or child, or is protesting a dirty litter box, then it might opt to use your carpet or furniture as a litter box.
It's important to consult with your veterinarian to find out why your cat isn't using the litter box. But in the meantime, these steps can help you remove that terrible cat pee smell.
Step 1. Soak up as much urine as possible with paper towels. To remove the most urine, stand on top of the paper towels on the pee spot (remember to wear shoes).
Step 2. If the cat urine is dry, pour cold water on the stain, and then soak up.
Step 3. Use a commercial product made especially for cat urine odor removal found at your pet store or a homemade solution made from ingredients found in your own home. Make sure to test on a small area of your carpet first to make sure it does not damage your carpet.
Step 4. Vinegar is great for killing bacteria, and it’s bacteria that causes that terrible pee smell. This mixture is great for old and new stains. Mix 1 1/2 cups of warm water and a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour this solution over the stain and allow it to sit until dry.
Step 5. After the water and vinegar solution is dry, sprinkle the area heavily with baking soda.
Step 6. Mix 3/4 cup of regular 3% percent hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. Spray this solution over the baking soda. Don’t forget to test a small spot of your carpet first. Work the baking soda into the carpet.
Step 7. Now let this sit and dry for a few hours. Once the area is good and dry, vacuum up all of the excess baking soda. If the stain is extremely tough, repeat the entire process again.
Step 8. Rinse the area with plain cold water to remove any residue. Then soak up excess moisture with paper towels and allow to dry. Vacuum to lift carpet nap.
If mixing homemade solutions is not your thing, there are commercial products available that work well too. Avoid using ammonia to clean urine. The "pee smell" of ammonia might encourage your cat to mark the spot again. Make sure to look for cleaners that contain enzymes because they work to break down the urine and neutralize the odor. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully on these products.
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