'Oh independent wild beast of the house, arrogant vestige of the night...the cat'
part of a poem by Pablo Neruda
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!
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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