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How should I clean up my cat’s vomit?

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Like humans, cats vomit. Unlike humans, they don't do it in the toilet. Try to clean the mess before it sets to avoid odors and stubborn stains.

  • If the vomit is solid, pick it up with a paper towel. Then scrub the area with a pet-safe deodorizing cleaner.
  • If the vomit is loose, scrape it into one pile with a plastic spoon. Blot the area with paper towels. Then use a deodorizer or pet stain and odor remover.
  • You may need to clean stubborn stains or odors more than once.

From: Cleaning Common Cat Messes WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/06/2018

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 06, 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 06, 2018

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