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Cleaning Up Cat Pee on Carpet [Aug. 18th, 2006|01:29 pm]
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[tiramisu_milano]
Ok. We have a problem. Our cats have been peeing all over the house. Right now I am not looking for advice as to how to solve the behavior problem (we'll tackle this next) I am just looking for advice as to how to get the cat pee SMELL out of the carpet/house.

I DO NOT WANT TO BE "ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE" whose house smells like cat pee! Help!! :)

What cleaner is the best? Most effective? Where can we buy it? What works? What doesn't?

We bought one of those UV/black-light-cat-pee-finder-lights, but it doesn't seem to work (we've used it in COMPLETE darkness on areas where we KNOW there is pee and nothing shows up!)

As for behavior (because I know someone is bound to offer advice on this anyways):) We keep BOTH litter boxes clean, clean, clean (we have three cats). We haven't moved or had anything drastic change in the house. We haven't changed litter/food. We've tried Feliway. Next step is possibily taking them to the vet to check for UTI.

Thanks!!

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[User Picture]From: spiderlilyfairy
2006-08-18 05:47 pm (UTC)

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First get an enzyme type cleaner like OUT! or Nature's Miracle, and follow the directions on the bottle. Then, if there's still any odor, go to Lowes garden center and get a bottle of Consan triple action 20 (its a fungicide/virucide/bacteriocide). Mix 1 tablespoon in a gallon of water and soak all the pee spots. Make sure you soak the carpets clear through the padding. Let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes, then blot up the excess moisture with newspapers, old towels or whatever. Let the area dry, and the odor should be completely odor free, even to the cats.

I've been where you are, and it SUCKS.
[User Picture]From: tiramisu_milano
2006-08-18 05:56 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the advice! Sounds great! We've tried the enzyme cleaners so we'll probably just move on the the Consan.
[User Picture]From: spiderlilyfairy
2006-08-18 06:01 pm (UTC)

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kewl beans-
consan is great in the washing mashine for peed-on comforters as well, if needed.