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I used the vinegar/water mixture in my carpet cleaner due to the large area I needed to clean, although I did 2 parts waters and one part vinegar, then went back and just sprinkled baking soda on after using a brush to work the soda in, allowing it to dry and vacuum and the smell was gone.
Just like in the human world, so many unwanted feline behaviors can be explained by stress. Inappropriate urination is no exception. Cats commonly urinate outside the litter box because of unhappiness and anxiety over changes in the home environment, restriction of their natural behaviors, abuse, or unpleasant dynamics with other cats. If your cat recently started exhibiting this behavior after something in the home changed, it’s probably because of stress. Take a close look at your cat’s surroundings and determine what could be stressing them out, then neutralize those issues as best you can. Offering your cat a safe space to hide out or a tree from which they can overlook the home can help them to de-stress.
Kat, I’ve had luck with the Bissell Little Green ProHeat I mention in this article. In fact, I just used it yesterday to get cat puke out of the runner in my foyer. Ugh. You definitely need to use a solution with it but Bissell carries a line (you can find it on Amazon at Target, etc.) and there are formulas specifically for pet odor. If it’s a super saturated or old stain you may need to go over it a few times but the ProHeat sucks all of the stain up so you’re not just masking the odor, you’re removing the source.
Hi, so we got 2, 3 month old, kittens about a month ago. Initially they had zero trouble finding and using the litter box. I decided to try to potty train them. I’ve done quite a bit of research on it but despite reading several articles that say not to rush them, I thought my cats were smarter than others 🙂 I was wrong! I have now realized the error of my ways and feel that I have made many many steps to correct my errors. My biggest issue was changing from the old-school cat litter to the flushable wheat kind too fast. I have given up on even trying to potty train until I can get both of the kittens to use the litter box every single time. I think it is only one of the cats that is having any trouble, but he either pees or poops near the litter box or he pees in my bedroom in the corner. I have tried several cleaning solutions but I’m planning on using your recipe today to completely rid the smell. If I am able to get out the urine smell, is that enough to deter him from using it again? Or do you have any other suggestions? I clean their litter box out twice a day and I did some research and found that some cats don’t like a lot of litter in the litter box, it gives them a quicksand feeling, so I have a small pan next to the larger one with only a small amount of litter in it. I still came home from work last night to find poop in the bathtub next to the litter box. Please help!! Thank you!!
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While some forms of odor removal can be done by a homeowner without any technical experience, professionals will be needed for more stubborn, unpleasant smells. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, is the agency in charge of certifying technicians skilled in this field. Through training supervised by IICRC approved instructors, these technicians possess the best methods and products available for handling this problem. Their advanced skills allow them to eliminate smells caused by fire, smoke, mold, and thorough pet soiling. While homeowners have some tools available to help control these issues, professional help is usually required to eliminate them completely.
I use this machine with an accompanying solution (you can pick which Bissell formula works best for your problem area) to remove pet stains (including the more than occasional hairball) from our carpet.
Thoroughly blot up as much of whatever it is you’re cleaning up. I can’t emphasize the importance of this step enough. Fold up a rag over it, place a heavy book on it, and stand on the book to make sure you really get it all out (sounds extreme, but it does a good job!) Mix 2 cups of white distilled vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water in a large bowl.
6. Here’s a good homemade solution: mix a water and vinegar solution. Vinegar is great for killing bacteria. This mixture is perfect for both old and new stains. Try 1 1/2 cups of warm water and a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour this concoction over the stain and soak for about 3 to 5 minutes. Note: vinegar is not good for marble or stone.
Hi Debbie, oh that is awful! I had a cat who would VOMIT on me while I was sleeping, so I can kind of feel your pain. First off, the blanket – you may want to trash it if you can’t get the smell out. They’ll keep peeing on it if they smell the pee. I’m not a vet, so of course I’m obliged to tell you that you should talk to your vet, but in my experience cats will urinate in the places they’ve gone before because they associate that as a peeing-spot.
If this is the option you must do, Kilz is a paint that will block stains and odors. If you have a serious problem and have to repaint or replace flooring, Kilz will block the urine odor completely, so you can start fresh.
Cushions and mattresses can be cleaned! Soak the affected area of the cushion. As mentioned earlier, cat pee wicks, and you must get the enzyme cleaner to wick to all of the same places the cat pee did or it won’t work. If possible, take the cushion outside, blot up as much of the cat urine as possible, then soak the cushion by very slowly pouring the enzyme cleaner on/around the affected area, giving it time to really soak through the cushion. Let it sit for 15 minutes then squish out as much of the excess enzyme cleaner as possible. Finally, blot up what you can (with a lot of towels). If sunny, leave the cushion outside as long as possible while it dries. To continue using your couch for the days it will take your cushion to completely dry, lay aluminum foil down over the couch, put the cushion down, put another layer of aluminum foil over the top of the cushion, and a throw blanket on that. When you’re done for the day, remove the throw blanket leaving the aluminum foil behind to discourage kitty from peeing on it while it completes the drying process. When dry, the smell of cat pee will no longer tempt kitty to pee on the couch.
The best enzyme product I’ve ever used! In the past decade I’ve never had less than 10 animals in my care, and I’ve occasionally reached upwards of 30-40+ animals. After reading MSDS documents I found that a lot of products (I’m looking at you nature’s miracle) oftentimes were not even enzyme changed the way we think of them, and we’re actually just watered down and over priced hydrogen peroxide. I had resorted to using septic tank additives that needed precise dilution and had other undesirable enzymes and ingredients. Then I found odormute and it has been through a battery of field tests here! A cat urine soaked dog bed would normally have been discarded without a second thought, I soaked it The best enzyme product I’ve ever used! In the past decade I’ve never had less than 10 animals in my care, and I’ve occasionally reached upwards of 30-40+ animals. After reading MSDS documents I found that a lot of products (I’m looking at you nature’s miracle) oftentimes were not even enzyme changed the way we think of them, and we’re actually just watered down and over priced hydrogen peroxide. I had resorted to using septic tank additives that needed precise dilution and had other undesirable enzymes and ingredients. Then I found odormute and it has been through a battery of field tests here! A cat urine soaked dog bed would normally have been discarded without a second thought, I soaked it in odormute thinking it could be salvaged enough to be used outdoors for my pets while I garden. It worked well that the bed is right back in its place, in my kitchen! I should have written this review months ago when I first used it. I am just now getting a refill and realized I hadn’t shown my support. A billion stars to this product. … more
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There is a strong, legitimate, and chemically important reason to use an enzyme cleaner to clean cat urine stains. Home-made mixtures or typical household cleaners simply do not contain the required ingredients to remove ALL the components of cat urine. Vinegar and baking soda work to neutralize the odor temporarily, and hydrogen peroxide is 30% more oxidizing than chlorine. But cat urine is composed of things that REQUIRE enzymes to break down the chemical bonds.
It’s important to choose a urine remover that’s suited to the urine-affected area. Whether that’s a couch cushion, your clothing, or a cement floor, look closely to make sure that the urine remover is appropriate for use on the intended surface. All of the products in the following list of the best urine removers are appropriate for use on most water-safe surfaces.
If you find that your pup is peeing a lot inside of the crate then there is very likely a medical problem. Some dogs – females especially – just have weak bladders, too. So that’s always a factor. That’s really hard to deal with, but sometimes medication from veterinarians can help.
Use oxidation if necessary. One alternative to using a steam cleaner on an old stain is oxidizing it. Products that release oxygen are effective odor removers, and you can make a solution yourself at home.
Also anecdotal, but I’ve had the best success with Simple Solution. It works really well at getting out both the stain and the smell, and even works on older, set stains. (Though you may have to apply twice in those situations.) – Roger Mar 17 ’14 at 14:31
After cleaning, fill a bowl with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white vinegar and go over the surface you just cleaned to disinfect the area. Once the area is completely clean, open the windows to let the clean air in.
Pet odor eliminator reviews from pet owners: “Completely eliminates odors and smells delicious! We recently purchased this product to help clean up “accidents” during the potty training of our new puppy. We have now used Sunny & Honey on our area rugs, slate, tile…”
Clean or dispose of the towels. Because the towels you used for absorbing the urine will have faint traces of your pet’s scent, it’s important to keep your pet from marking them again. Help your pet avoid the temptation by discarding the towel.
“Clean up pet accidents by first blotting up the area and then adding a white distilled vinegar-and-water solution. Blot until it is almost dry. Then sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it dry. Vacuum up the residue the next day.”
I first learned of this product via a weekly cat news letter that is written by a vet. The story she told of this product’s efficacy impressed me so much that I just had to at least try it, as it sounded too good to be true. It is TOTALLY effective and is the only product I use. It’s SO effective that my visitors are amazed that I have 4 cats, live in a year-round humid climate, and have carpet. Every cat family should have this product in their home. The other added benefit is that it can be safely used around pets (don’t spray directly on pets).
Lastly, if the cat continues indiscriminately peeing all over your stuff, be sure to have it checked out at the vet. There could be some health reasons for it, and getting those solved will help make sure there aren’t more messes.
Important: It is better to wash the spot few times until you will use the carpet again. If the spot will remain smelling urine it will just attract dog and he will pee on the same spot again and again.
UV light illuminates any substance containing phosphors (including dog pee), making it easy for you to locate and treat set-in urine stains. Just turn off the overhead lights, turn on your UV flashslight, and get searching.