I took my cat to the vet and she did have a UTI. She still is peeing in the same spot. What do I do? We live in a an apartment and that will be a pretty fee when we are out of here. I did get a new cat box, the Tidy Cat Breeze one, with pellets. Should I go back to the old way or the electronic way?
By Kim from Mishawaka, IN
I suggest you try an enzymatic cleaner. It'll break down urine, feces, vomit (biological wastes) so that the cat doesn't come back to the same spot. You'll have to saturate the area to get down to the padding, and you might want to treat the area twice, just to be sure.
Just a few days ago, someone posted about a dog peeing on the floor. Maybe it'll be of some help to you.
If you look further down this page I have listed a recipe that most folks have in their cabinets and I do guarantee it works. Please scroll down to see it. I would post it again, but then it would be repetitive.
Hope it works for you, it has worked for us in many situations including a cat that got into my husband's van (we forgot to close the back door all night long) and he no longer has that nasty smell.
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My 9 yr old cat has been going potty on my rug and I can't get rid of the smell. I have tried products that don't seem to work and was wondering if anyone had some ideas on how to keep my home fresh and clean? He is on medication now for a UTI, thank God!
By Kelly from Medina, OH
A product called XO is non-chemical so it will not harm pets or humans! It is used in all hospitals and nursing homes. I found out about it watching problem solutions on www.qvc.com; Don Aslett is the largest janitorial service in the USA and perhaps the world. You can order it from there or from his own site. I was unable to locate it locally, even in all janitorial supply stores.
This product works. And works fantastically! It is very concentrated so a little will last a very long time. It is the only product made that I am aware of that gets rid of the smell completely and totally. You can sign up to get emails when his products will be aired; they have very strict rules as to the product. It must do exactly what it claims it will do. (And this one does. Check out his fabulous microfiber mop as well; worth every penny.) (10/05/2010)
Items you will need:
Items you will need to find all the old urine spots that have dried, but still smell:
You probably have these items in your home already, if not they can be purchased at any store such as Wal-Mart or even the dollar store.
Using any plastic container mix the solution as follows:
Mix well using a plastic spoon. If you have a large area or more than one area to clean you may want to use a bigger bowl and mix enough solution according to your needs. Once it is mixed put into your empty plastic bottle. Always discard unused portion because the oxygen in the peroxide mixed with these other items can make it explode. You have to find all the old stains and odors because they give off an odor to your dog or cat that has them coming back to do their business in the same places. I found this works great for me and you don't have to get down on all fours smelling your carpet.
If you have a black light shut off all the lights in your home and turn on the black light. The urine in the carpet or on the furniture will glow. I did not believe this until I tried it and it really works and let me tell you I could not believe at all the urine spots on my carpet. There were places I hadn't even realized my cat could get to. Once you find the urine spots, then pour the solution evenly on the whole spot, making sure to saturate the carpet and padding under the carpet (you may want to do a spot test on your carpet or furniture first, but it has never left a stain on anything I have used it on).
Once the whole urine area has been saturated block it off to keep people or pets from walking on it until it is completely dry. Do not blot up any of the formula because the area needs to be saturated thoroughly and then dry on its own. After it has dried, vacuum the spot to remove any white powder left over from the baking soda.
Scotch-Guarded carpet takes a while to absorb the liquid, but after it sits there a while it will absorb into the carpet and padding. You may have to pour a little extra solution on this type of carpet. It may take a few days to clean room by room, but it will be well worth it in the end.
Just remember with older odors saturate really well with the solution and let stand until dry. You can also use this on most anything. This solution has worked on both fresh and old odors. The main ingredient in this is the peroxide because it works the same on the odor as it does on a cut or a sore, it brings the urine to the top of the carpet and it is removed by the oxygen molecules. (10/19/2010)
How do I get rid of cat urine odor in my carpets?
By Claire from Bristol, NH
You could buy Glade's odor removing carpet powder. You just apply that, let it sit for a few minutes, then vacuum it up and tada! Nice smelling carpet! Or you could get some Febreeze. (06/22/2010)
I have seven cats and three dogs. I use a product called SCOE10X for accident spots of the liquid and solid variety. It is a biologic product that actually eats and destroys all three parts of urine. It completely destroys the odor and my pets are not tempted to hit the same spot. My husband is a wildlife photographer. SCOE10X works so well that I use it to "de-human" my husband's clothes before he heads out for a shoot. Even notoriously good sniffers like deer have a hard time locating him! (08/17/2010)
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