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How To Clean Up Cat Urine

Cats are naturally territorial animals. This becomes a problem when your cat decides to mark it's territory on your curtains, carpet and couches. It can be a difficult situation to deal with, especially in multi-cat households, where cats tend to return to the "scene of the crime."

There are a lot of people who deal with the bad habits of their cats, because these cats are not house trained. On the other hand, cat owners may be having no alternative and they must leave their cats home alone for longer periods of time. This may stress the animals. Stress often leads them toward leaving their urine outside their litter box, on the carpets, furniture and even more awkward places, like cupboards and flower pots.

Pour cold water directly over the area and blot the wet area again with paper towels. You can also use a moist sponge, a towel, or whatever you want to use for a blotter. White is the best color for because you can see when there is no more yellow urine being absorbed. Also, make sure you “blot”, rather than “scrub” the carpet in the early stages. This will help remove the cat urine rather than grind it deeper into the carpet fibers. Keep blotting until the yellow urine is no longer visible on the white blotter.

Next, you’ll want to add some soda water to the area. Soda water is great because the carbonation penetrates the carpet fibers thoroughly. Add approximately 1/2 cup of soda water to the urine soaked area (use more or less depending on the amount of urine). After pouring the water on the affected area, repeat the blotting for several minutes.

If you prefer to use a commercial carpet cleaner, add it to the soiled area and follow the directions on the product. Alternatively you can use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Mix 1/4 cup tap water (hot), and 1/4 cup of vinegar into a measuring cup. our 1/2 the mixture over the area and scrub it with a brush (an old dish washing brush will work) Add the remainder of the vinegar and water mixture and let it sit for several minutes. Then blot the area again until it’s almost dry.

Finally, pour a generous amount of baking soda over the damp area and scrub it in with the brush. Let the soiled area sit for several hours until dry. Once dry, sweep up the baking soda with a broom and dustpan. Lastly, vacuum up the baking soda.

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