I have 2 boys and 2 male cats that just got fixed. There are black marks on my carpet through out the house. One cat decided to spray everything and the cat that would only go to the bathroom outside has been forced to stay in. I've cleaned up a lot of messes. Since they have been fixed, one has quit spraying but the other has not. When I see him sniffing around, I lock him in the bathroom with the box. It seems to be getting better.
I can't take the smell or the stains any longer. The items I have on hand are Oxy Clean, Vinegar, peroxice, ammonia, alcohol and baking soda. The black stains are deep. What mixture can I use to to take care of all of this? Any help would be great.
Thank you in advance.
Greeneyes021071 from Orange County, CA
"I have 2 boys and 2 male cats that just got fixed." Wow...you must have gotten a volume discount for all 4!
We solved that by getting the cats out of the house. They are not allowed inside. (05/05/2006)
By Pablo Haynes
20 Muleteam Borax is the best! Nothing else worked for me. I dilute some into my carpet cleaner or I just mix it w/warm water & swish it around w/a broom. You must use paper towels or towel/rags to soak it up. In fact I just finished doing my smelly house a few moments ago & the yucky smell is gone! (05/11/2006)
I had a stray cat go into my camper without my knowing and was shut up in there for several days and now my camper smells like urine really bad but my camper has a really dark maroon carpet and I can't see the spots. I have shampoo it, sprayed urine gone, used armed hammer, I have done everything. I have heard charcoal works?? I need help bad PLEASE. (05/29/2006)
Unfortunately, I have used Tide, Oxiclean, Vinegar, Natures Miracle, I will not try peroxide due to it will take out the color in furniture and or rugs, but a friend told me to use rubbing alcohol- I guess I just have a sensitive nose. Whatever it is you want to clean with , just use it hopefully it will work. Baking powder sprinkled on it when it is wet might help , wait till it dries then vacuum. Just make sure your cat is fixed and your liter box is cleaned daily , more if you have a lot of cats. (05/31/2006)
After weeks of trying to get rid of cat urine from my rug, I finally found the answer. My one cat kept peeing at the end of the hallway downstairs on my new rug. I tried steam cleaning, didn't keep her away. So I finally put a plastic runner down with a throw mat on top, well she peed on that every day, so I had to wash the mat and put another down. One day while I was housecleaning, I steam-cleaned that area again, stunk real bad with cat urine after I got rid of the plastic runners. I was at my wits end.
I tried everything people suggested, even bought the powder from Planet Urine a waste of 40 dollars.
I told my husband he had to lift the carpet, well our padding is covered by plastic on top so it didn't seep into the concrete floor. I bought Woolite Pet and Stain Remover, after cleaning the pad and rug bottom and top with this, I got up the next morning and my house smelled worse than cat urine, a bad chemical smell. I wouldn't advise buying this.
So I went to Walmart. When I came home, I steam cleaned the rug with Bissell pet and odor remover. At Walmart I bought this stuff in the pet department called Kids and Pets, and also Out. I lifted the carpet after steam cleaning it, and washed the padding with Kids and Pets, then I sprayed Out on it. I turned the rug over and sprayed Out on it, then I put the Kids and Pets stuff in my steam cleaner and did that. I lifted the rug and put a fan to dry it. Then I sprinkled 20 Mule Team Borax on the padding and the underneath of the rug. Turned the rug over and that was it, I smell no more urine. It was like a Miracle. Trust me on this, I have used so many different products, such as Urine Out as seen on TV, that stuff from Planet Urine, nothing worked.
I have put up a window screen so my cat won't get to that area now. So far so good. She was sniffing around the screen and I chased her away.
Try this it really works. Remember it's only at Walmart. (06/01/2006)
I thank each and everyone of you for your ideas. I did find the answer to my question. For the black spots, I took a old hair brush, brushed up the spot area and applied shaving cream. I then took the brush and went over the spot so the shaving cream got down into the stain, I let that sit till it was almost dry, took a mixture of vinegar and water, got the area a LITTLE wet and patted till I could not see anymore shaving cream. let it dry and the next day I used the cleaner. For the I for the odor problem, I did the carpet with vinegar and water, and for the most part it worked... I sprayed it on there and let it sit for 10 - 15 min, then went back over it with the machine and sucked up the solution. With the area's of problem, (one cat left it alone, the other didn't) I mixed 1/3 water, 1/3 vinegar, and 1/3 peroxide. Got the carpet nice and wet and let it sit. About 30 min later, went back over it with the cleaner, sucked up the solution, and my (problem) cat has not touched it since. I don't know if we are suppose to answer our own questions, but since you were nice enough to give me suggestions, I thought it would be nice to know what worked for me. Thanks again everyone. (06/01/2006)
I have tried many things to get the odor from my carpet and padding. With four cats and two dogs, I sometimes find it impossible to keep up, especially when they do it at night or when we leave the house for a while. When I steam clean the carpets, I wash them once with some Perfex, because I have it on hand, then when I go over the carpets again for a final rinse, I add some concentrated fabric softener. It gives the house a wonderful scent, except it doesn't last long and my dog or cats still go to the same spot. I don't have much money to spend on fancy cleaners, so are there any ideas on how to keep my dogs and cats from going to those spots again and again. My dad, who comes for a visit is telling me that I shouldn't have any pets in the house, but I can't let my cats outside as the town I live in, (pop. 300) will kill them without even giving you a chance to get them back. The cats just simply disappear, so my mom and I keep them sheltered in the house. (07/07/2006)
I found by accident this formula. I have had cat pee stains and odor for 2 years. I have poured expensive types of professional products in my carpet...the smell always came back. The I mixed 1 quart hot water with 1/4 oxy clean. 1/4 cup surf powder (my source said use Tide) and 1/3 cup white vinegar. Shake and put in spray bottle. Saturate each spot, brush vigorously, blot with towel. The smell went away and the yellow stains. A miracle! (07/13/2006)
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