Cleaning Up After Your Cat’s Little Accidents

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Cats will have accidents. No matter how well-trained your cat might be, every now and then they might urinate somewhere they are not supposed to. Occasional mishaps are nothing to be worried about, but if this becomes a habit, you should consult a veterinarian. For the time being, you should learn how to clean up after them properly.

The first thing to do when you notice the “accident” is to blot as much of urine as you can using a paper towel or something else that you can throw away later. Don’t ever try to rub the stain out. It won’t work.

The next thing to do is to start the clean-up and you can go two ways with this – you can go with store-bought products or you can use a DIY mixture. A great recipe for such a mixture includes 1 ½ cups of tap water and half a cup of vinegar.

An important thing to remember is never to use cleaning products that contain ammonia. This can make the area especially interesting to the cat and compel it to continue urinating in the same spot.

The next thing to do is to employ some more heavy-duty homemade solutions, such as baking soda which should be sprinkled over the area. Next, you should mix a teaspoon of regular dish detergent with ¾ cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. Sprinkle this over the spot as well.

The final step is deodorizing the area and this is best done with baking soda in combination with a detergent-water mix.