I love cats! Actually I love all furry critters so when my son brought home a female cat who had been abused I was glad to help her. Bella is a 5 year old female who had never been spade so we scheduled her shots, a necessary preliminary, along with blood work due to her age. In the meantime we put our best efforts into making friends. She's very fearful because of the treatment she's received.
Unspade females mark your carpet! Though I've had many cats over the years I've always neutered them as soon as possible so the fact that the females mark your house hoping to attract a husband was something I've found out the hard way. While we were trying to make Bella feel at home she was busy trying to attract a feline lothario and by the time we discovered this we had a big problem to deal with.
Off to the pet store...and off to the pet store..etc. etc. I purchased Simple Solution on the recommendation of a friend and began applying it. I then pulled out the steam cleaner and thoroughly cleaned the carpets. Yikes, the spots spread! Back to the store for more product and we're now entering the $200 zone and climbing. I then tried the upholstery attachment to get into the corners and edges more easily, pulled out the black light to admire my work and then hit the wine bottle to drown my sorrows. Nothing seemed to work, not vinegar and water nor carpet shampoo.
Time to go on line for help...Boy are there a lot of products claiming instant results and they're not cheap, but now I'm desperate so I purchased a product called Get Serious which claimed to remove odor, stains and pheromones. I carefully followed the directions and Eureka the stains are gone! By this time I've passed the $350 mark but I can live in my house with no odor and the black light confirms my success.
I hope this will give some help to all of you who love your pets and have occasion to deal with accidents. Bella is now spade, recuperating and best of all she's using her litter box!