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    How to remove cat urine from carpet?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceWednesday 31 August 2011

    Accidents do happen - but you don't want guests to be greeted with Eau de Fluffy when they walk into your house. You can always toilet train your cat (click here for the articles to learn how to do it). Follow these simple steps to rid your carpet and rugs of the nasty, stinky smell of cat urine.

    Blot new stains with paper towels placing a large amount of paper towels on the stain. Apply gentle pressure to the stain by stepping on paper towels and replace stained paper towels with fresh ones. You might stand on paper towels to increase pressure. Remove towels. Apply a specialized stain and odor-removing bacteria/enzyme cleaner. Try to apply carpet shampoo as well. Rinse always with warm water.

    Before you start, if you are having problems locating where your cat has urinated or sprayed use a black light. The offending area will show up using this method. There are many products on the market to remove cat urine odors but all are not equal. Cat owners who want to use a professional product should ask a veterinarian for a recommendation. Cat urine odours can also be removed with common household items and some old-fashioned cleansing. Locating pet urine: The simplest method is to locate cat urine stains, which can be done with the use of a black fluorescent light. Stains appear on furniture, walls, or carpet as a yellow splatter or spot. Pet Urine Removers: White vinegar is a time tried and proven ingredient that aids in removing both urine stains and the odour. Combine one part distilled white vinegar to two parts warm water to create a spray. Remove as much urine/spray as you can using a paper towels. Mist vinegar spray over areas of cat urine and rub with a paper towel. An alternative method is to mix the solution in a bucket and dip a clean cloth into the liquid. Rub the stain with the vinegar solution. After the vinegar dries, wipe away both solution and stain with warm water. Another simple to make spray uses 15 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, two tablespoons of baking soda, and two squirts of liquid hand soap. Mix in a plastic container with a plastic spoon. Discard after use. Apply this solution to cat urine stains or odour areas, and then rinse away with warm water. 

    Never use products with ammonia to remove cat urine odours. Urine consists of a large amount of ammonia and the lingering smell will encourage rather than discourage urination. Also maintain fresh litter in all boxes – cats are clean by nature and will refuse to use a dirty litter box. Cat urine odours can be removed and often prevented with basic products used with common sense.

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