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Old 07-28-00, 05:29 PM
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Recently, my cat has used our carpet for a litter box on several occasions. Is there any way to clean it or will it have to be replaced?
 
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Old 07-29-00, 04:01 PM
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You can try to clean it but it is my experience that cat urine goes thru to carpet to the pad and then on to the subfloor. It is tough to get out. As a minimum, I pull the carpet and pad up, deodorize the subfloor, replace the odorous section of the pad and deodorize the carpet.

Mary Moppins or Ladybug could tell you what will work to deodorize it if there is something.
 
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Old 07-30-00, 12:20 PM
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Sounds like our friend R.L. has been cleaning carpets for a while. I agree. Cat urine is one of the hardest materials to remove from a carpet.

I'd talk to my insurance company about replacing the carpet. I would also seriously consider getting another cat.

You now have an animal that will continue to cause serious damage to your home. You wouldn't be very happy if the cat did it to your new carpet would you? Our experience as carpet cleaners has shown that once a cat decides it's OK to use the carpet as a litter box, they will continue to do so regardless of what you try to do. Sorry.

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Old 07-31-00, 06:31 PM
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Oh boy - our cat almost lost the rest of her nine lives over this stunt. Cat urine is the worst and when it gets into the sub-floor its the pits. Normally I'd say try the mildest first but something like baking soda just isn't going to do it.

You will need an enzyme digester product. There is one called Eliminator. It contains billions of active bacteria enzyme. It is designed to penetrate the stain, and the enzyme action eats away any waste. There is also an odor neutralizer called X-O which eliminates the odor without secondary flash odors but does not treat stains.

I know both products are available through www.cleanreport.com. You can also contact your local janitorial supply store to see if they have it available or a comparable. Be aware that some products take up to 24 hrs. to work. Eliminator takes just 1-2 hrs. It will treat the stain and the odor. You will need to treat the carpet, pad, and sub-floor. The key is following directions, re-treating if necessary, and giving the products time to work.

If you can't locate talk to your local veterarian. They have products they have to use and you might even be able to get some through them.
 
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Old 07-31-00, 06:48 PM
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P.S. We still have our cat. Be absolutely scrupulous about cleaning your cat box every day or even twice a day. Use a good cat litter. I use Scoop Away and there are other good ones.

Every time your cat even walks in the direction of the carpeted area it used you must chase it out of there post haste. The cat must never be allowed to repeat its performance. If you have to leave the house put the cat in a safe room with the litter box until you return. Ditto at night while you sleep. If it gets its nose in a snit too bad. It won't hate you forever.

Until you break the habit (if you can) treat your cat like a toddler who must be watched closely. It took me about 4 weeks of concentrated effort to break our cat of the habit of trying to head for that area of the carpet.
 
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Old 08-09-00, 11:34 AM
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I am not kidding when I say to buy OXI-CLEAN! I have 4 cats that have missed the litter box, and 3 dogs that love to mark their territory over the cats urine...I am telling you oxi-clean works on every stain possible(least all I have found) when you are done, spray it with fabric deoderizer, like febreeze or clorox or bounce...it really really works...take it from an animal lover!
 
 

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