How to Remove and Detect Cat Urine Spot? 3 Incredible Tips
ou can teach a cat to stop spraying and it is not even that difficult to do. Cats pick up on new things very quickly, therefore, it is not hard to stop them from doing things that they should not be doing. However, a lot of people that have a cat made it difficult to train a cat.
A lot of them only think circus and performance animals need to be the ones that are trained. Training means learning and cats love consistency and routine. Therefore, if you want to teach your cat to stop spraying in your home, they need to learn that it cannot happen in your home anymore.
Cat Urine Removal Tips
When your cat has started spraying, the first thing that you need to determine is why they are doing it.
- They may be doing this because their litter pan is not cleaned or disinfected enough.
- Another issue could be the location of their litter box is in a very busy part of your home or your cat has problems getting in and out of it.
- Your cat also might not like the litter that you are buying.
- A medical condition like FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease) or another long-term or constantly recurring illness.
- Your cat's cognitive skills could be on the decline because they are getting older.
Finding where your cat has sprayed and cleaning it up can be difficult, but I have some tips for you.
Using a Blacklight to Locate Cat Urine Stains
If you are unsure of how long and where your cat has been spraying in your home, the easiest and fastest way to find the places where they have act is to make use of a black light.
Cat urine stains become very visible when they are illuminated with a black light.
When you have a black light, turn off the lights in your home and walk around and shine the light on your floors, baseboards, and any other location that you believe that your cat may have sprayed.
The urine stains will show up green when you use the black light and then you can confirm your cat sprayed there by smelling the area.
If you find areas that are still wet, use towels that are clean and dry to get up as much of the urine as possible before you clean the area.
Getting Old Urine Off of Absorbent and Hard Surfaces
If the urine has dried up, how to treat it depends on what kind of surface the urine is on. Hard surfaces like all types of flooring and the baseboards may be cleaned using all-natural cleaners, some of them you can even make at home. All you need to is put the cleaner on the stain and clean it and repeat it as many times as needed. If the odor remains, then you ought to go to a retail store and get a cleaner that is designed to clean pet urine stains and the lingering smells.
Getting cat urine out of carpet, furniture, or any other absorbent surface that you have found cat urine on needs more effort. There is a great variety of chemicals in cat urine, strains of bacteria, and other substances. While natural cleaners such as baking soda and peroxide can get rid some of the smells, they do not get rid of them all. Enzyme cleaners will get rid of the uric acid in cat urine stains.
To thoroughly clean the urine stains out of carpets, rugs, and other absorbent surfaces, you need to specific things. First, if the spot still has fresh urine on it, get something to absorb as much of the urine as you can. Then you will take water and clean up the remaining urine. Keep blotting until you do not get any more yellow residue on the towels.
Then you need to saturate the area with an enzyme-based cleaner and keep it on the area as long as the package says to. After you do that, you will have to totally immerse the area and do not exclude the carpet padding, especially if it is totally wet with urine.
Then with some more towels, you need to get up as much liquid as possible and let it air dry. Make sure the area is blocked off so your cat or any other people can not get it dirty or the cat pee on it again. You can use items you have at home to cover the area while it dries.
If the stain has been there for a while, you may have to repeat the last two steps two times. Depending on how big the problem is, you need to be prepared that it may take a few weeks to soak the spots, blot them, give them time to dry, and do the process over and over again until the odor and stains are all gone.
After the smell and stains are all gone, it is a good idea to take some essential oils (like lemon, lavender, tangerine) on the areas as an excellent deterrent to stop the cat from spraying that area again.