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    Unhappy neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    One of our cats recently started peeing on the carpet despite having clean litter trays. Shortly after he was diagnosed with diabetes and has insulin injections twice daily. However we cannot get rid of the smell from the carpet and one of the other cats is now peeing in the same places.

    Can anyone advise/recommend a good odour utiliser? We have washed the area with biological washing powder followed by surgical spirit and then tried the bissel and mister muscle odour destroyers but no success.

    Trying not to get angry as I am sure they are already very unsettled as the ill cat is the dominant male and smells very differently from before he was ill, and the one peeing is the little girl who is just a few weeks younger and they were brought up together but OH is getting increasingly angry about it and it is causing problems between us as he had a very different view of "pets" than I do.
    Last edited by LessThanPerfect; 10-04-14 at 07:54 PM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Could you try feliway or zyklene to help settle the cats?

    Pop into your pet shop and see if they have anything that may help lift the smell.

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    Could you tape down a sheet of plastic over the entire carpet for a day or two? If they get their feet wet when they pee there, they may opt for the litter tray? Could you move the litter tray to that corner for a day or two then gradually move it back? The carpet will keep the smell until they've not peed there for a while. I find the Febreze spray cleaner stuff is good for cleaning up accidents and getting rid of smells.

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Clean with an enzymatic cleaner, carpet cleaner with extractor, and then baking soda based air freshener

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    Yes to the enzyme cleaner, it does work.

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    I always use bicarbonate of soda, use a lot of it and leave it for a few hours then hoover.

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Also recommend bicarbonate of soda. Mine did the same on my coir door mat and once they start it's hard to stop. So I washed it then liberal sprinkling of bicarbonate followed up by grated orange peel ..don't know if it's true but was told cats don't like orange smell.

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Thanks everyone, will try the baking soda first. What is the enzymatic cleaner a couple of you have mentioned, please?

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Steam cleaner will do it every time. No harsh chemicals needed either, just plain old tap water.

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    Default Re: neutralising cat urine smell on carpet--help

    Washing powder!!! dilute the powder in warm water give it a real good scrub!! them soak up the water with kitchen towel keep stamping on the kitchen towel until nearly dry, you may go threw a full roll the the paper towel but well worth it!!

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