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Great Tip to Keep Your Carpet Clean & Dry From Cat Accidents

July 29, 2013

Living with a CH kitty can sometimes mean incontinence issues, leaky diapers, and other messes. However, it doesn’t need to mean soiled carpets.

After a recent post on leaky cat diapers, Ghada offered a great recommendation that may help save your carpeting, rugs, and floors overall. Here’s what she suggested:

Photo courtesy average_jane_crafter. Oil cloth may be another good option to try.

“I had some leftover upholstery material (approximately 3 x 3 yards), and some leftover table padding (can be purchased at a fabric store by the yard and the upholstery material in the remnant section).

The material gives our kitten some traction, and she just loves to “ball” up the material.

Plus if she pees on it, it can be washed fairly easily even though it is upholstery. The table pad can be place under the material with the felted side up and the plastic laminated side down – this helps hold the material and provides a barrier for the carpeting.

We initially used a portable crib/bassinet left over from our granddaughter. The sides are mesh so the kittens (we had two originally) could not get hurt or crawl out or get stuck in between the slats. And clean up is fairly easy due to the pad. I covered it at night with a blanket as both were climbers. You may want to look for something like that at garage sales.”

Have you found ways to help maintain CH-related messes in your home? Please tell us about them in the comments!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2013 1:11 am

    Use a portable flourescent task light (cheap enough) in the dark to find dry urine stains in the carpet then apply 50:50 water and white vinegar solution properly soaking the area. After 20 minutes or so dry this as well as possible with paper towels and then sprinkle baking soda on. Now mix a half cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a spoon of liquid dish detergent and apply working well in. Just leave this to dry and vacuum the dry baking powder residue and the result is unbeatable.

  2. July 8, 2016 7:52 am

    Thanks, it’s a great tip 🙂

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