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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.

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on August 22, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on August 22, 2020

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