We’ve created a step by step guide to ensure that you remove all cat pee from the carpet. To ensure that it doesn’t come back, you should act as soon as possible. Included are instructions for how to use a carpet cleaning machine and what you can do if you don’t have one. We also have a guide for getting cat urine out of carpet without a machine.
Step 1: Preaction Treatment
The first step in getting rid of cat pee is to pre-treat the area with distilled white vinegar. Apply it directly to the affected area with a towel or spray bottle so that it soaks in. If you don’t have any vinegar handy, you can purchase it at most grocery stores or drug stores for about $1 for a 32oz bottle (more on where to get distilled white vinegar).
Step 2: Getting rid of Cat Pee without a Machine
If you don’t have access to commercial carpet cleaning equipment, there are other ways to get urine stain out of carpet. The first option is to use a very powerful mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. It takes only three parts baking soda to one part hydrogen peroxide to make a powdery mixture that can burn pee out of carpets. Trialtol is an example of a product that works this way. Spread the powder over your carpet and let it sit for at least an hour or two. You’ll need to repeat this treatment if you see no change after at least one hour, but you may be able to get rid of most of your urine stain in just one application.
Step 3: Using a Carpet Cleaning Machine
To get rid of cat pee, use a carpet cleaner. You do not need to use a professional machine, but this kind has an attachment specifically for pet stains. If you have one of these machines and it is not getting the spot clean, try using some white vinegar in the tank with your regular cleaning solution. Follow the instructions that came with your machine on how to properly use it.
Step 4: Preventing Cat Urine Stains from Coming Back
Keep your cat from urinating on the carpet in the first place. Make sure she has plenty of play time where she can get away from furniture and walls. You should not let her sleep on carpets, since this is where cats frequently urinate. Cats enjoy their litterboxes, so make sure there is one in every room and that it is cleaned often. Keep your cat’s food and water out of reach at all times, as they may try to steal it if they get hungry enough. If you have a young cat who hasn’t been neutered, make an appointment with the vet to get it done as soon as possible.
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Can Cat Pee be Harmful/Poisonous?
In my opinion, the most common reason that your cat keeps on urinating in one place could be because of the scent. It is always easier to use a litter or your cat’s toilet area to do their business, but even the best trained pets can make mistakes sometimes.
A lot of people are afraid that if they put a cat’s litter in a certain place, it will always pee there.
Not necessarily. Since cats possess an extraordinary sense of smell, they can easily detect where they urinated before and after cleaning up. Since you cleaned it up, they wouldn’t know what happened here last time and think it was still clean.
I have noticed that when I put the cat’s box in the same place, he will always pee there and now I know why.
Any type of litter can be used, but it must be changed daily, even if your cat does his business just once a day. If you want to keep your pet from urinating in one specific spot use white vinegar or ammonia to remove the scent. This is only a temporary solution until you clean the cat’s toilet area again.
If your cat urinated on carpets and furniture, try different things mentioned above to get rid of the odor.