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    Cleaning Cat Urine

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Cat urine stains and if you own a kitten, it is likely that you will have to start cleaning cat urine at some point during the house training process. Apart from getting rid of the stain, getting rid of the cat urine smell is important otherwise the kitten will still be able to smell the spot and will continue to relieve itself there. This guide outlines how to go about cleaning cat urine and getting rid of that cat urine smell.



    Removing Cat Urine Stains & Smell


    • The first thing to do when cleaning cat urine is to start blotting the area with paper towels or a clean tea towel. To avoid cat urine stains it is important just to press down on the area firmly and not to scrub it as this is the best way of taking up all the moisture.

    • Use a glass of either water or club soda and soak the area where you are cleaning the cat urine thoroughly. This will help to further lift up the cat urine stains and avoid making the mark permanent.

    • Use the same blotting method from earlier to remove all of the liquid from the area. When cleaning cat urine, blot from the outside inwards. Using this method ensures that you do not spread the cat urine stains and you will save your carpet.

    • Further clean the cat urine stains by pouring a cup warm water mixed with white vinegar on the area. The correct ratio to use for this part of cleaning cat urine should be 2pints of water to half a pint of white vinegar.

    • Take a new, clean towel and use the blotting method again to remove all of the vinegar solution. You can either use a vacuum cleaner or a hair dryer on a cool setting to dry the cat urine stains out.

    • The next step is to deal with the cat urine smell; it is very strong and could well make the kitten use the same spot to relive itself again. There are lots of pet odour sprays that help to prevent the cat urine smell from being detectable. Make sure you use cleaning products that don’t have ammonia in them when removing the cat urine smell as ammonia can smell very similar.

    • If you start cleaning cat urine as soon as the accident has happened, you will have a much better chance of removing the cat urine stains and saving your carpet. This also has the added bonus of not letting the cat urine smell set into the carpet too much and will make it easier to eradicate.

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