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How to Get the Smell of Cat Pee Out of Carpet?
Cat owners everywhere know that accidents can sometimes happen. When it does, it’s important to remain calm and carefully clean the mess. Otherwise, you can risk not getting all the odor out or your cat continuing to potty in that space.
To make sure all the pee gets cleaned up, make sure that you use the right cleaners and clean effectively. While you’re at it, taking your cat to a vet to get checked out doesn’t hurt. It’s better to stop problems early on than to let them snowball.
What Cleaners to Use?
One of the most important things to remember is what kind of cleaner to avoid. Cleaners that contain ammonia might get the mess cleaned up, but they will continue to attract cats to eliminate in the area.
Instead, stick to more natural cleaners and those that are made to break down enzymes. There are a number of pet enzyme cleaners you can make use of.
Otherwise, things like white vinegar and baking soda can help to get the job done and clear the smell away.
Blotting and Vacuuming
Your first step in getting the smell of urine out of the carpet should be to clean up as much of the urine as possible right away. Over time, the scent can get worse if you don’t.
To do this, use your clean water and/or some white vinegar to help with blotting up the area. Remember not to scrub, as this will make the task of cleaning the spot more difficult.
Once you’ve blotted up as much of the liquid as you can, go ahead and vacuum the spot. This will just help to wick up remaining moisture.
It’s best if you use a vacuum that is made to handle both wet and dry cleaning, to avoid any potential damage to the vacuum itself.
How to Prevent Cats From Peeing on the Floor?
There are a number of things you can do to help with preventing your cat from peeing where they shouldn’t be.
Here are just a few tips to solve the problem completely:
Use an Enzyme Cleaner on Any Soiled Spots
After you’ve cleaned up the initial mess, an enzyme cleaner will help to break down any urine that is left. This will help to keep your cat from seeing that area as a “potty spot.”
See a Vet
When a cat pees outside of the litter box, they are often trying to indicate that they need help. Seeing a vet as soon as possible can aid in getting the problem solved before it becomes a major issue.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Unfixed cats may spray as a form of territorial behavior. Both male and female cats may engage in this behavior, but getting them fixed is a surefire cure.
Look for Any Stressors in the Home
New pets, excess time spent alone, and changes in litter box location can stress out your cat.