How to Remove Cat Urine from Carpet
Last year, I was in need of some help. CG had used Ellie’s low-sided pan, and he, let’s say, overshot his mark.
It wouldn’t have been an issue, except it soaked into the carpet and under a dresser. I was nervous that if we didn’t clean it up and remove the smell, the cats would think the carpet, not the pan, was the more interesting place to pee. Plus, as we’re renting this apartment, I didn’t want there to be any lasting damage.
The odds are, we may all experience this at one time or another with our special cats. Accidents happen, so it’s good to be prepared for them.
After consulting with the CH Kitty Club, I purchased Nature’s Miracle. It can be ordered online or purchased at many pet stores.
There are a few things you need to know about Nature’s Miracle to make sure it works. First, you can’t use any product on the area before you use Nature’s Miracle, as the other product may set the stain. Also, you have to wait until the area’s completely dry before you should expect the smell to be gone.
Using Nature’s Miracle was rather easy — all you have to do is douse the area. I had to do it twice, but it did help.
If a stain remains after you use the product, or if you have stains from other CH cat-related incidents, try this home remedy. (Note: I haven’t tried it yet.)
In a spray bottle combine one part ammonia with one part *hot* water. Spray it liberally on the stain, lay a clean, white towel on top and begin to iron over the stain. I’ve heard it helps with Kool-Aid stains and the like, but I’d be curious to see what else it could handle.
I also wanted to post the other cleaning products/suggestions everyone offered, just in case you can’t find or order Nature’s Miracle.
- Woolite Pet Stain Remover (you can find it at the supermarket) – Catherine
- Oxy Clean (suggested by a vet) – Maddy
- Simple Solution (contains bacteria that should eliminate urine smells) – Karen
Have you had a similar problem with your pets? How have you dealt with the issue?