How to Clean Cat Urine from Your Mattress
Recently my elderly Burmese cat hopped up on my
bed and right in front of my eyes she peed on it. I was
horrified! Later I was to discover that she had a urinary tract
Cystitis but at the time my only thought was how to save my
mattress from the dreaded cat urine smell.
written an article regarding how to clean cat urine from
Home Remedy Cat Urine Removal and know that it works very
effectively so without wasting time I adapted the carpet
cleaning recipe to use on my mattress. I have to admit that my
mattress is quite old and I was able to attack it with the gung-ho
approach of 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained'. I really had
nothing to lose as either I cleaned it effectively or I bought a
new mattress. I can think of nothing worse than going to bed
every night with the smell of cat pee assaulting my nostrils.
I'm pleased to report that it worked for me
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Instructions for Cat Urine
Removal from your Mattress
Apply pressure by standing on paper
Cat supervision optional.
Step 1. If the urine is
recent, blot up as much of it as you can using paper towels or a
sponge. Apply plenty of pressure to reach the
dampness deep down. Stand on the paper towels for
more pressure if necessary. If
you own a wet/dry vacuum cleaner extract as much of the moisture
as you can.
If the urine has dried proceed to step two.
Step 2. Mix
a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water in a jug or other
container. Pour a small amount of this solution over the area of
cat urine. I used about 50mls. Then begin blotting as described
above to soak up this solution.
Step 3. Sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over
Step 4. Mix a quarter of a cup of 3%
hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and
drizzle it over the area where you have sprinkled the baking
powder and work it in using your fingers or use a brush.
Allow fifteen minutes for the solution to work and then begin
Caution: Do not
use hydrogen peroxide that is stronger than
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Step 5. The mattress must now
be left to dry thoroughly. A good indication is when the baking
soda feels completely dry. Then vacuum
up the baking soda thoroughly.
Use a hard bristled brush
to loosen up the baking soda if necessary.
If you live in a sunny climate you may be able to put
the mattress out in the sun to dry. You could also assist the drying process by
using a fan.
Another idea from one of our readers is to use a hair dryer.
That's all there is to it. It's as easy as that.
you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it
in an emergency for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the
bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably
contains hydrogen peroxide.
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your cat from urinating on the bed purchase a plastic tarp and drape it over the bed.
Your cat will not like the feel of it and hopefully it will
discourage it from peeing on the bed. If it doesn't discourage
then at least it saves your bed linen and mattress from cat
I also recommend a product called SSScat. It is a motion
activated spray which delivers a burst of air to frighten your
cat away from an area. It is completely safe and harmless. For
more information visit the website.
SSScat. Very simple but
very effective to keep cats away from areas that you decide are
out of bounds.