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Removing Cat Pee and Odor from Carpet

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


Removing Cat Pee and Odor from Carpet

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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)

By MzScarlett

Removing Cat Pee and Odor from Carpet

Items you will need:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • liquid dish washing soap
  • Arm and Hammer baking soda
  • empty plastic bottle to put solution in once it is mixed up

Items you will need to find all the old urine spots that have dried, but still smell:

  • an ultra violet black light

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:

  • 16 oz. bottle hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon dish washing liquid soap
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

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)

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