Best Tips on How To Remove Pet Stains

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Real Estate Agent with Buyer's Edge Company Inc

'Oh independent wild beast of the house, arrogant vestige of the night...the cat' 

part of a poem by Pablo Neruda

VictoriaRayHendersonscats

Don't let the sweet expressions fool you-these two can wreak some havoc!  We love our cats and most of the time, they are wonderful companions. But this is not a happy blog about good times shared with our domestic animals.

Best Tips on How to Remove Pet Stains

is all about loving your pets through the bad times. And we have had some trouble with these two. Although they look like sisters, they are not. Two rescues who've shared our home for 14 and 10 years respectively. Recently, our cats, both females, have marked territory in the house. This is a nice way of saying, they've peed on our carpet. 

 According to our veterinarian, both cats are healthy with no bladder problems. I was actually hoping to hear they were sick and a pill would cure them but no such luck.

So now were are dealing with behavioral issues. Our vet suggested a cat psychologist but we've decided to read up on cat marking and try a few more tricks before we take our cats in for therapy.

Here is the best fix we have for cleaning up pet stains. Follow these instructions and keep loving your pets despite their issues! 

 

Vinegar & Baking Soda 

1st-using paper towels, clean up the urine

2nd-mix one part vinegar to one part water & spray onto spot

3rd-scrub the vinegar/water solution into the stain

4th-sprinkle baking soda on the treated area

Let the baking soda dry and then shop vac or vacuum. The baking soda draws the stain out of the carpet so you can vacuum up the smell. You may need to treat the area again. Do a smell test or use a Pee-dar to make sure the area is clean. 

Check out the PeeDar in action-pretty cool black light flashlight 

When you buy a home where the Sellers had pets, you are buying a house that has been marked, in some way, by an animal.

If you're a home buyer with no pets, you may not notice or care that the Seller had animals in the house.

However, if you have pets and are buying a home-consider installing new carpet or refinishing hardwood floors.

This upfront cost will be well worth the expense, time and work involved with removing pet stains from carpet and floors. 

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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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     My cats are "yard cats".   They have house privileges when the weather is bad, or when some other occasion warrants them being inside (neighbor's dog got loose, etc.).  

     We have cages to put the cats in, but sometimes I let them run free (my wife does not agree with that idea).  Yesterday, "Henry", our 17 year old neutered male, got left inside the house (my mistake).  Thankfully, Henry climbed into the bathtub in the guest room, and did his thing there!

Dec 03, 2015 11:49 AM #1
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Thanks for the tips Victoria and Marshall, cats have caused so much damage in our rentals, and the stain is generally far past the carpet by the time we catch them.

Dec 03, 2015 12:47 PM #2
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Fred Griffin you are a lucky man! Sounds like Henry knows to do his thing where it's easy to clean

 

 

Dec 03, 2015 07:51 PM #3
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Hey Bob Crane! Good to hear from you! 

If your renters didn't see it or smell it in time-you are right. It will ruin carpet, wood anything! 

Best of luck to you with your rentals!

Dec 03, 2015 07:52 PM #4
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Inna Ivchenko
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I have two cats and a dog. I agree, they start acting up if they are not happy. Try Comfort Zone Feliway. Your cats will be happy. Check reviews. 

p.s. I'm not affiliated in any way. It is just a great product. 

Dec 08, 2015 03:36 PM #5
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Thank you Inna Ivchenko for the tip! We wil give it a try-we love our cats so we have to keep trying until we find what works!

Have a great week!

 

Dec 08, 2015 10:12 PM #6
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Gloria Magarelli

Pets - can't live with them, can't live without them. Thanks for these tips. Can I soak my dog in vinegar and baking soda?

Dec 09, 2015 08:16 PM #7
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Morning Gloria Magarelli-you can soak your dog only if the critter is wearing  goggles to protect the his eyes. 

Have to have a healthy sense of humor when you live with animals! 

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