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Cat Urine Removal Help is Here – A Vet’s Advice

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Cat Urine Removal Help is Here – A Vet's Advice

Do you need help with cat urine removal? When cats "pee" outside the litter box it creates a lot of problems for everyone and cat urine removal is just one of them. Apart from being gross, stinky, and causing stains, it's difficult to remove. In fact, many cats continue urinating in the same inappropriate areas time and time again because they weren't cleaned properly the first time.

What is the best way to clean up cat urine? Take a vet's advice with these two tips.

1.        Cats will urinate wherever they smell urine so it is critical to clean all soiled areas. You can do this yourself by smelling the carpet (often difficult and tedious but really critical to finding the urine spots) or by using a urine locator black light, which causes urine the glow green or yellow. These come in a variety of sizes and styles; I recommend larger models that look like a small flashlight. They work on carpet, flooring, concrete, walls, furniture, mattresses and more. You can spot things that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.

2.        Don't stop halfway. Cat urine will often go down to the pad or baseboard in carpets and you need to treat the *entire* area for the cleaning to be effective. If the area is wet, start by soaking up as much of the liquid as possible with plain paper towels. Once it is as dry as it can get, use a product that enzymatically breaks down or neutralizes urine odor molecules. Use a good quality product and DON'T SKIMP-if the label says to saturate the area, do so. Some of my favorite products include Zero Odor, Urine-off, and Nature's Miracle. Other choices include Anti Icky Poo (AIP), eSeaYu Petrotech Odor Eliminator, Odorban, Odornil, and Nilodor.

It is critical to follow these steps if you really want to stop the problem. Remember to clean the area completely and use a trusted product, not just what's on sale. I hope this information helps you clean up cat urine in carpet.

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