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How To Remove Cat Urine Odors and Stains From a Mattress

By Edited May 25, 2016 0 0

Cat lovers sometimes run into the issue of litter box confusion with their cats. Sometimes a cat becomes spiteful when their owner does not do exactly as the cat wants. The cat retaliates by urinating on your mattress. Was it an accident? or was this an on purpose? Cat owners will never know because cats are smart enough to never have an accident where their owners are home and they have an uncanny knack of never looking guilty. I think these are the first two rules of being a cat. Cleaning the mattress as soon as possible after the cat pees on the mattress is very important in order to avoid a urine smell and urine stain on your mattress.

cat urine has a heavy distinct and disgusting odor, which most people don't want to sleep with. Thiere are commercially available products which work well to remove the stain and odor, but they aren't always available when you need them. Using some everyday, ordinary products correctly can be just as effective at removing the urine odor and stain on your mattress.

Cleaning Up

Use a thick layer of white paper towels to blot up much of the wet cat urine as possible. Lay the paper towels over the wet cat urine and press on them firmly or stand on them to pull the cat urine out of the mattress. Do not use colored paper towels or paper towels with printing on them because you can transfer the dye from the paper towels to the mattress. Continue blotting until the paper towels are dry.

Removing the Urine Odor and Stain

Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1/2 cup of warm water. Pour the solution over the cat urine stain. Yes, it will be very wet, but you do not want to sleep with cat urine odor. Layer paper towels and blot up as much of the white vinegar and water as possible. If you have access to a shop vac, wet dry vac or steam upholstery cleaner use it to pull all of the excess moisture out of the mattress. Follow with white paper towels to get the area as dry as possible.

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the wet area. Mix 1 tablespoon of dish washing soap into 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and pour it slowly over the baking soda. Use a soft bristle scrub brush or a clean rag with a high nap to scrub the area well. Pour 1/2 cup of water over the area and scrub with the scrub brush or rag. Blot up the moisture with white paper towels, a wet dry vac, shop vac or steam upholstery cleaner.

This is best done outside or near an open window to promote drying. This works on both fresh cat urine stains and old cat urine stains. If this is an old cat urine stain, you may have to repeat the process two to three times before it works. If possible, stand the mattress up in front of an open window after cleaning to allow the fresh air to blow through.

Preventing Cat Urine Odors and Stains

It is always best to avoid the stain or resulting odors rather than trying to remove stains and smells.

To help avoid cat urine odors, encase your mattress in a waterproof protective mattress cover.

Keep the litter box clean because cats will turn their noses up at stinky litterboxes and find a better place to pee.

Close the bedroom door and do not allow your cat in the room escpecially if your cat is spiteful.

If this is new bad behavior, have your vet take a look at your cat to see if he or she has any health issues.

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