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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WFMW - Removing Cat Pee from your Carpet

Ok, so while this isn't exactly the most wonderful topic to discuss, if you have cats, I know you've probably been wondering how to get the cat pee smell out of your carpet. I know I was.

If you'll remember, the hubs and I JUST replaced our carpet. The main reason we did so is because the cat I have had for 15 plus years had decided to us it as her litter box. I couldn't send her to the pound, so when I can't watch her, she is locked in a room with a litter box. (I know this sounds cruel, but it is a rather big room. Much bigger than a cage would be.)

The other day, I was fixing dinner and she was... somewhere. I walked into the living room and there. on my floor. was cat poop. I was furious. I picked her up (she was on the couch) and walked outside. I [gently] set her down and walked away. Now, every morning I bring her outside, (to our fenced in backyard) and every night I bring her inside and put her in her room. I searched and searched and searched for a way to get the smell out. Because we just replaced the carpet and I am not doing it again. I found this recipe and it works! I was soooooo excited. :)

16 oz hydrogen peroxide
1 teaspoon dish washing liquid (I use Dawn)
1 tablespoon baking soda

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Soak the offending area. Let dry. (You may need to vacuum a white foam away once the area has dried) The smell should be gone!

This totally works for me!!


  1. I was drawn to your post because we recently did take a cat to the pound for this very reason. She was living in the laundry room because I didn't trust her anywhere else.

    I just want to add a disclaimer that if you have darker carpet, test on a hidden area before putting the peroxide mixture onto it...I believe that peroxide will bleach/stain!

    Keep lovin' your stinker of a cat! And if you decide to give up on her, feel free to e-mail me for counseling since we've been through it. ;)

  2. I actually have used this on our bedroom carpet which is a dark brown and it did not bleach the carpet. (I'm NOT saying it won't bleach your carpet though! ALWAYS test a spot first!) And I did mean to add that in there, thanks for reminding me!

    I hope we end up keeping her, but I'm not sure what to do! She is old so I know she won't get adopted at the shelter. :(
    Thanks for the offer for counseling! I just might take you up on that!

  3. I swear sometimes I wish we never had dogs, too! Its one reason I havent been in a huge hurry to replace the carpet in my bedroom that I ripped out before our Rot was put down a YEAR AGO!!!


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