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How should I clean up my cat’s urine sprays and stains?

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To clean up your cat’s urine sprays and stains:

  • Blot the urine with paper towels.
  • Don't clean with ammonia. It smells like cat pee, which may entice kitty to re-mark the spot.
  • Soak the area with carpet cleaner or dish detergent mixed with water. Let it sit for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Rinse with a wet sponge.
  • The next day, spray the area with an enzymatic cleaner such as A.O.E. (Animal Odor Eliminator), Elim-Odor Feline, or F.O.N. (Feline Odor Neutralizer).
  • Keep your cat away until the area dries.

From: Cleaning Common Cat Messes WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/6/2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

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