Removing Cat Urine From Oriental Rug

A while back I tried to adopt a male Siamese cat. He was a very friendly cat, but ended up with a nasty habit. He would not potty in the litter box. I caught him urinating all over the house. I even added a few boxes upstairs and he would still blatantly urinate on the carpet looking straight at you. By the time you got to him the duty was already done. He never defecated on the floor, so I have no idea what was his problem. We kept him a few weeks even taking him to the vet to see if he had any problems to no avail. We ended up having to return the cat to the shelter but we were left with nasty smelling carpets after he left. Not only did we not like the smell, but we wanted to get another cat and did not want that one to think it was OK to use the carpet as the litter box.

I searched all over and this is the recipe that I found to ABSOLUTELY work. 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.


  • 1 (16 oz.) bottle Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 tsp. liquid dish washing soap
  • 1 Tbsp. Arm and Hammer Baking soda
  • Empty plastic bottle to put solution in once it is mixed up.
  • An ultra violet black light (to find all the old urine spots that have dried but still smell)


Using any plastic container mix the Hydrogen Peroxide, dish liquid, and baking soda 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 dried, Vacuum 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.

Source: I purchased this recipe on eBay

By Lisa from Pekin, IL

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June 9, 20170 found this helpful

I tried this method on my sofa which I found in both urine (81/2 month male cat) and poop after visiting my Mother for 12 days and it still smells, I will try this method once more and wish it will work even better.... or remove odor. I am in Nafplion, Greece and REALLY appreciate this information as my sofa bed is my only form of income with our local austerity problem. Thank you DEARLY.-

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July 2, 20180 found this helpful

Thank You for posting I am going to purchase a black light and check my whole house, but it did work on my couch when I found my sick cat had urinated. Thank You so much for sharing this info. would recommend to anyone with cats.

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November 17, 2010

Removing cat urine from oriental area rug? What type of cleaning service should I use?

Cheryl from Houston, TX


Removing Cat Urine From Oriental Rug


Use "Nature's Miracle". It is a liquid which neutralizes the odor. Do not use any other cleaning product on the area, just spritz on Nature's Miracle and the smell is gone. I order it from Omaha Vaccine but you may be able to find it at a pet store. I've got nine cats; I live by this stuff! Sharon (09/27/2007)

By sharon weidensaul

Removing Cat Urine From Oriental Rug

Hello! I'm another Nature's Miracle fan. There are two other products that work similarly (enzymes and bacterial action) that I recommend: PetZyme and Simple Solution. Smell them before you buy them! I've found that makes a big difference. (Some of these types of cleaners have lingering sickly sweet odors, other don't.)

As an aside, Kitty should go to the vet to see if s/he has a bladder infection.

Good luck. (09/28/2007)

By Janet

Removing Cat Urine From Oriental Rug

This stuff works great to. go to Wal-mart in the pet section and get a spray called "OUT". It smells like baby powder and works great on old and news pet odors. (09/30/2007)


By Donna

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September 10, 20190 found this helpful

One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is neighbor's cats hate him too).


I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked. He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at.

It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior.

Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out:

I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this. Cheers!

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