Cat Urine Removal
How to get rid of and remove Cat Urine Odor from Carpets.
1. Absorb as much
cat urine from the carpet as you can using wet/dry vacuum cleaner or paper
Instructions for Cat Urine Removal from carpets
Step 1. If the cat has recently urinated on the carpet, first absorb as much of the cat urine as possible using paper towels. Place several layers of clean paper towels over the cat urine area and tread on them so as to absorb as much of the urine as possible. Repeat with dry towels until no more moisture can be absorbed.
If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use that instead to remove the excess cat urine.
Areas of cat urine that have dried and previously gone undetected can be found with the aid of a black light. The cat urine stains will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held black lights are quite inexpensive, usually costing between $15 - $25. To save the expense of a black light you can always use your nose to detect the source of the odor. Put your nose down close to the carpet and sniff away.
That's all there is to it. It's as simple as that. 1-2-3 cat pee smell gone. It really does work.
Caution: Do not use Hydrogen Peroxide that is higher than 3% strength
you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it
for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the
bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably
contains hydrogen peroxide.
Preen, Sard, OxiClean etc.
It is highly recommended that you perform a small spot test in an inconspicuous area before proceeding with the above recipe.
use Hydrogen Peroxide that is higher in concentrate than
3%. Bleaching may occur on some carpets with a stronger solution.
Read the label on the Hydrogen
Peroxide carefully. The label will state the strength.
(In some countries hydrogen peroxide is measured in volume. Use no higher than 10 vol)
When a cat pees on rugs, carpets or furnishings it can leave a very unpleasant distinctive cat smell that is hard to get rid of. This urine odor stimulates the cat to urinate in that area again thus perpetuating the problem. Once you remove the odor permanently the cat will no longer keep going back to the same spot to re-offend.
The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia and hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer capable of killing bacteria which cause the urine smells. Baking soda is a well known deodorizer which absorbs odors. Sprinkle it on your carpet monthly then vacuum up to keep your carpet smelling fresh all the time.
Important. Never use ammonia or ammonia-based products on the carpet. One of the ingredients of urine is ammonia and your cat may well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area if it detects the smell of ammonia. Many household cleaner cleaners contain ammonia so be sure to read the label.
If you wish to keep your cat away from certain areas that are at risk from your cat's urination such as sofas, beds, rooms etc then I recommend a product called SSScat. It is a motion activated spray which delivers a noisy burst of air to frighten your cat away from an area. It is completely safe and harmless. Now watch this video of SSScat in action. You can usually purchase it on ebay.
Often a cat will inappropriately urinate because of a medical condition. If you have problems with a cat not using his litter box please get him checked by a vet. Examination by your vet for lower urinary tract diseases is necessary to rule out medical conditions which could be causing the inappropriate urination problem. For example a painful case of cystitis or urethral blockage may have your cat associating the pain of urination with it's litter tray and it will therefore avoid it's litter tray. Read more about Cystitis in Cats
Sadly, feline spraying and inappropriate urination problems are among the most common reasons for pet cats to be euthanised and surrendered to cat shelters
The problem with cat urine soiling on carpets and other porous furnishings is that it is not always detected until it begins to smell. When the cat first urinates it has very little smell but as time goes by and the urine begins to decompose the odor becomes very unpleasant.
Cats Spraying urine is territorial and also stress related
Reasons why cats spray urine, prevention and treatment
Keep Cat Litter trays in a quiet location. How would you like to go to the toilet in a busy thoroughfare?
Diabetes in cats can cause increased urination.
Your cat may be suffering from Feline Stress. Common causes, management and diagnosis of feline stress
Cats do not like to use the toilet near to where they eat. That's not surprising... neither do we! Move litter boxes away from feeding areas or where their water is placed.
If your cat pees in your potted plant you can deter them by placing some pine cones on top of the soil. Commercial cat repellants are also available. Here are some home remedy tips to try to Stop Cat Peeing in Potted Plants
If you catch your cat urinating on your carpet or floor, gently and quickly move him to the litter tray. Don't punish him as this may increase his stress. Try to reinforce positive behavior. Punishment only causes more stress.
Neuter or spay kittens at an early age to reduce urine spraying problems