Oops, your kitty has just used your carpeting instead of the litter box. Here are three steps to help you get that urine out before the spot becomes stain.
- Act fast
- Blot. Don’t rub, scrub or scour
- Be patient. Don’t rush.
Anytime your cat urinates on carpet, get to it immediately because the pee is sitting on the surface. It hasn’t had time to seep or soak into carpet fibers, carpet backing or pad. Your quick action will not only save you time, it could mean the difference between an easy-to remove spot or a stain that could become permanent or much harder to remove.
Blot the liquid, first
Blotting basically means placing an absorbent cotton towel or paper towels on the spot, and gently pressing on it to absorb the liquid into the towel. Fold the towel so it’s about 6 inches square or so.
Blotting removes the liquid the way it came in. You aren’t forcing the liquid deeper into the carpet by rubbing, scouring or scrubbing. Keep blotting. Applying more pressure. Use a fresh towel until the liquid is not being absorbed any more.
Then use PetKeeper Secrets Odor & Stain Remover. Let the product sit for a bit. Then blot some more.
Avoid rushing to get the job done
Cleaning up cat urine the correct way means you won’t have to deal with spots reappearing (they reappear because the area wasn’t cleaned up well enough the first time).
If your kitty has urinated on your carpet, don’t rub his nose in it. It could be a medical problem, so consult a vet if this is a new behavior.