We’ve all had that moment when we realize our cat has peed on the carpet.
It can be a bit of an embarrassing situation, but you shouldn’t panic.
If you follow these steps, there’s no doubt that your cat will be back to normal in no time.
- Soak up as much urine as possible.
- Blot out the rest of the urine.
- Cover up the stain with baking soda.
- Make a paste out of the water and baking soda.
- Brush off any dried bits of paste.
- Cleaning your cat’s pee can be long, but it works well if you take your time.
Soak up as much urine as possible.
If the urine has soaked into the carpet, you can use a steam cleaner to remove it.
If the cat is still wet, use paper towels or a cloth to soak up all the urine.
Be careful not to spread it around.
Blot out the rest of the urine.
After you’ve dabbed out most of the urine, use paper towels to blot out any lingering urine from the area.
You don’t want to rub too hard on your cat’s fur because you can spread the stain even further and make it worse.
However, if you can get most of it with a dabbing motion, leave it alone because rubbing only worsens matters.
Once everything is as dry as possible, look at what remains.
If there are still some wet spots on your cat that need attention right away (like his eyes), go ahead and bathe him now—otherwise, put him in a dry place where he won’t run into any more accidents until his coat is completely dry.
For those stubborn stains that remain after all of this work: don’t despair. There’s hope yet. Just follow these easy steps.
Cover up the stain with baking soda.
- Cover the stain with baking soda if the urine smell is still present. Baking soda is a known natural stain remover that can also be used to deodorize urine. You will neutralize odors and absorb moisture by rubbing them into the carpet, upholstery, or clothing.
- Baking soda is safe for use on carpets, upholstery, and clothing. It’s non-toxic to humans and cats—and if your cat ingests it, he’ll be eating his fur.
Make a paste out of the water and baking soda.
Apply the baking soda paste. When mixing up your solution, make sure it’s about two parts baking soda to one part water—just enough liquid to make the soda into a thick paste that’s easy to spread over the stain.
You can use a paper towel to spread it on there but go gently so that you don’t scrub too hard and damage your furniture.
Let this sit on the stain for at least an hour (if possible) before vacuuming or brushing off any dried bits of paste with an old toothbrush.
Brush off any dried bits of paste.
If there is dried urine paste on your cat’s fur, you may want to brush it off.
You should use a soft brush and not rub too hard. Brush in the direction of his hair growth, gently brushing over the area several times.
Cleaning your cat’s pee can be long, but it works well if you take your time.
Cleaning your cat’s pee from carpets and furniture can be a long process, but it works well if you take your time.
Be patient and persistent; don’t get discouraged. Don’t give up.
Use only water, baking soda, and vinegar to clean the area.
Please do not use other chemicals because they may harm your cat’s health.
If you have any concerns about this process, please feel free to do more research on everything or consult your vet about the dangers.