Cat Pee on my Brand New Carpet
So, Howard, my new baby was picked up from the shelter about a week and a half ago. It’s been an interesting. There was something wrong with his eye and he had a UTI. So, it’s been rather fun. He used his letterbox for a day before deciding the best places for him to use the bathroom was his fancy popup cat tent, his cat bed, and Tom’s tool bag. He really, really loved Tom’s new tool bag. So much so that I cannot get the urine out of the bag. Great, right?
Well, during the time of his wetting issue I also had a severe head cold. At the time I thought he wasn’t peeing or pooping. I couldn’t find any presence of either, but then again I also had no sense of smell. So, one night after work I decided to investigate. I had no sense of smell–due to a stuffed nose–but I managed anyway.
I got on all fours and sniffed every part of my carpet the cat has access to. I fortunately found the three spots he had soaked and I went to work scrubbing it at two o’clock in the morning with a sponge and Dawn soap. It wasn’t going to be a permanent fix, but it was a temporary soak up some of the smell and clean it up a little bit.
I went all around asking all of my friends how to get cat urine out of carpeting. There were some who said once it’s in, well that it is it and you are screwed. But, after a brief survey a few people suggested Nature’s Miracle.
I purchased the orange spray, but it really didn’t smell like orange. Which was nice. I don’t like heavily scented items as they make me physically sick.
This product wasn’t expensive and it saved my brand new carpeting. (With a price tag of $3000 for the damn carpet!) I vacuumed the carpet first and then sprayed this very heavily upon the spots soaking it through the best I could.
I had to keep Howard and Leia (Tom’s dog) away from the wet spot. I don’t like any chemicals around my animals and the bottle also said to keep the animals away from it also. It over all wasn’t hard. Neither of them really bothered with it. I can’t say that for most animals, but my two ignored the areas. The bottle cost me I think around $15 and I still have a ton left for any accidents. Leia has a bladder problem where she pees when she gets excited. It happens every time she sees me. So, the bottle is great for spot touch ups for her little accidents.
I can report more than a week later that there is absolutely no scent in my carpet. Not even an orange scent.
So, for anyone looking to clean up cat urine. This definitely was worth the investment.