Hi! My boyfriend is currently living with his sister, and about 3 months ago she got a kitten. He is a very sweet, yet energetic kitty! The problem is, his sister closes her bedroom door at night. The litter box is in her bathroom, which you have to go through her bedroom to get to. I had spent the night one night with him and his daughter, we were picking up to leave to go roller skating and I picked up a blanket to cover her air mattress, so kitty would not use it as a scrating post! I laid my hand down and it was covered in cat pee. The mattress, cover, sheets, pillow cases, etc. I have washed everything that I could, but I still smell cat pee. How can I get it out of his mattress, before he moves into a new apartment.
My cat was jealous of my newborn and showed her displeasure on my bed and couch and random items left on the floor. I tried everything to get the smell out and found two relatively inexpensive and non toxic solutions. The first is a product called "Kids and Pets". It is a liquid enzyme cleaner but I found that it was cheaper and worked better than products like "Nature's Miracle. Plan to let the mattress dry for a full day as the stuff has to soak into the stain to work (you can use a black lite to see the organic residue). If the "Kids and Pets" doesn't do the trick, buy some Borax, wet the mattress where it is stained. brush the Borax into the mattress and let dry. It is also a great addition to smelly laundry and my new favorite all purpose cleaner. Most importantly, be sure to keep the kitten away from the spot as much as possible because cats will smell the urine and assume that it is a bathroom spot. Then you get to do it all again.
We have five cats and a 10-day-old kitten so, unfortunately, we've also had to contend with numerous accidents. I've found that vinegar works well for me. On the mattress, I would just pour on some vinegar and let it sit. Try not to get it too wet or, as with any liquid, you might develop a mildew problem.
Although the two suggestions above are good, I have one question. Why start with the more expensive product? As a thrifty penny pincher, I always begin with the least expensive product (in this case, Borax) and work up if need be.
I also found the following homemade recipe via an Internet search. Be careful when walking on the mattress, though - lol!
A homemade odor remover can also be used: 2 liter club soda (minus 1/2 cup) add 1/2 cup white vinegar. Soak the area with this solution, then wet a towel large enough to cover the area with solution and cover area. Walk on towel to pick up surface odor/stain. Replace with another towel. The first day you may need to replace the towel 2 or 3 times. When the towel comes up clean with no stain or odor the treatment is done.
My search also provided a weirdly interesting fact. Did you know that cat urine glows under black light? I don't know who discovered this or how, but apparently it's true!
Hope the suggestions are helpful.
Odo-Ban, available at Sam's Warehouse, is THE BEST for removing any type of odor. Less than $10 / gal, will dilute to make 32 gal.
For cats, use full strength. Fresh aroma afterward. Have used for years. Many many uses.
I also agree strongly w/vineger! I have a small cleaning business and I alway use vineger when I come across pets odors! If the pet urinates on blankets or any thing else that can be machine washed I add 1 cup of vineger to the wash, you can also add 1/8 cup vanilla extract to the rinse water, if the odor is real bad.
GOOD LUCK WITH KITTEN AND BABY!
My five month old kitten has suddenly decided to stop using the litter box for both body functions and proceeds to relieve herself wherever she is at the moment. When I catch her and try putting her in the litter box she gets crazy. I haven't changed the brand of litter and keep it clean so I'm not sure what the problem is.
I think i have the greatest cat i could ever have or ask for, but its outside 75% of the day and inside with me only for a couple hours. So i got a cute tiny kitten that i can play with while my cat is outside. But my cat,that i treat like my own daughter, is jealous and tried to attacxk the kitten through the screen. My cat is the nicest cat i ever met and i cant believe she did that. And my kitten i just got only tried to be friends with her. What do i do? i feel terrible about making my cat feel jealous, but the kitten and i have bonded already and it treats me like i'm his own mom. I need some serious advice can you please help me?
thank you for you're time
My adorable 8 week old kitten is having trouble with where he goes pee. There is no ovious reason to why he woulnt use his litten box. He goes in it over 1/2 the time but I would love it to be 100% of the time. The way we punish him is we put him in a room where his litter box and food is keeped. How can we help teach the cat to go in the litter box all the time?
AMMONIA - a few cups in the laundry water with your soap - use small loads & cold water - let it soak - takes the pee stain & smell out (works on blood too) - dont use bleach near it - caustic combo. If that doesn't work or something you cant soak- try "kitty miracle" - I used a carpet cleaning extractor with ammonia soap to pre clean - then the kitty miracle after. best results of anything
Use fresh and clean you will find it at a pet store. It will remove any urine odor. if you are washing the linens and want to disinfect try dettol. I always use dettol in the wash for their towels and beddig. I have had pets for over 20 years and I have tried most store products but fresh and clean it by far my favorite. I use it whenever I volunteer at an animal shelter and they are amazed on how clean the place smells without having to use clorox. Which is bad for the animals to breathe.
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