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||Posted - May 17 2016 : 11:13:38 AM
So here's the back story:
Probably 20 years ago we had a cat who would get mad when my mom left (to visit her family), and would pee in one corner of our living room. It was cleaned up, but we had carpet, and you know you never truly clean up a spill on carpet because it sinks into the layers.
Fast forward to last year, I adopted an adult male cat from one of the local rescues, and pretty quickly he started using that particular corner as a litterbox. I moved the litterbox into that corner, and he uses it a lot, but I can also tell with the assistance of a black light that not all of his business is making it into the box. And some of it I know for certain is the marking that male cats do around their territory because I've caught him in the act. I'm assuming he smelled the old cat pee and decided he needed to cover it up with his own.
I keep it cleaned up the best I can, and during times of nice weather he's out during the day, so it's not a huge smelly problem right at the moment. However I do have some stains from it now that I'd like to get rid of. We have a carpet cleaner that does little to help, and most of the rest of my cleaning is done with water and microfiber. Putting some baking soda over it helps the smell a bit, but I'd really like to get the stain out without using some toxic industrial cleaner. The long term solution is to get rid of the carpets, which I plan to do, but in the meantime I want to be able to get that room clean!
Has anybody found a good green way to clean up stains like this??
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||Posted - Oct 09 2016 : 9:37:17 PM
We use a product called Nature's Miracle which has enzymes to break up the stains.
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||Posted - Oct 07 2016 : 7:10:53 PM
Amy,,, thanx for the 'recipe'.. we have a new (still at 1.9mo old) puppy,,, who has had several accidents.. I will have to try this on her 'accidents'... I bought Tea Tree oil today...
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||Posted - Jun 01 2016 : 04:55:42 AM
I have had really good luck with an all purpose cleaner recipe from MJF magazine (sorry, I don't remember the issue date or number). But I have the recipe memorized. I have a cat with diabetes who is blind. He gets disoriented sometimes and can't make it to the litter box. This cleaner really gets the smell out, and I use it on everything; hardwood, upholstery, you name it. Here's the recipe:
3 cups warm water
Then add in 1 teaspoon castille soap, then 3 tablespoons white vinegar.
Add four drops tea tree oil, and/or four drops peppermint oil.
I also add four drops lemon oil.
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||Posted - May 22 2016 : 2:31:34 PM
There's a product called Frizzion that I like very much. I heard about it from Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy." It's oxygenizing tablets that you drop into water and allow to dissolve. It stays functional for about two weeks. They sell a kit with a bottle and sprayer but you don't need that. The cheapie kinds you can buy anywhere are fine. Really works.
||Posted - May 17 2016 : 7:21:18 PM
In the past we have used a vinegar and water mixture. It seemed to help get the areas pretty clean and eliminate the smells.