Preventing cat from peeing in your house is one thing that you should take care of immediately, as it can be a serious health hazard for the both of you. Aside from making your house unsightly and giving you a bad odor, your cat might end up spreading diseases or other infections to your carpets. If you don’t take serious measures right away, your kitty may just end up going outdoors to go potty, which is something that you definitely don’t want to happen. Here are some tips on how to make preventing cat peeing on carpet a snap.
Observe your cat carefully. When you notice your pet urinating, get down on your knees and look at the spot where it’s peeing. Make sure that there is no blood or mucus. If there is, then your cat is probably suffering from an illness and needs to be treated right away.
Use a wet towel or paper towel to blot up the urine. You can try using paper towels but try not to wet the cat bedding or else this can spread the urine all over the place and could eventually kill the feline. Don’t forget to wear gloves, too. Cats are known to have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, so you have to be extra careful in case they smell anything that may prove to be toxic to them. You don’t want to harm your cat in any way, so please use your best judgement.
Get rid of the cat’s urine as soon as possible. You can pour bleach onto the cat’s urine, but please be very careful with this method as it can potentially burn the cat’s skin and harm its delicate skin tissues. Try putting ice cubes on the affected area to stop the bleeding and apply antiseptic cream or ointment. These methods might seem difficult to do, but they will stop cat’s urine and the bleeding right away.
If the cat’s urine is already on the carpet, you need to remove as much of it as possible before you can prevent further accidents. Some people recommend removing the cat’s urine using steel wool or a scrubbing brush but I wouldn’t recommend this as it may just push the cat’s urine further into the carpet and make matters worse. Try using something soft like a feather duster or dryer.
Don’t wait for the cat’s urine to dry on the carpet. The longer you leave it, the more the odor will stay and intensify. You also run the risk of further damaging the carpet if you leave it there for too long. You can prevent a damaged carpet by cleaning it as soon as you spot the cat’s urine.
Be sure not to wash the cat’s urine with water. Cats have an extremely sensitive to smell and you don’t want that smell to get transferred to any other area of your home. Instead, use a mild detergent or disinfectant, which is available at most pet stores. Make sure you rinse the cat’s urine off completely with plenty of water, and then dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth.
If the cat keeps on peeing in your house, then you should consult a vet. In fact, cats can sometimes be the cause of urinary tract infections. Sometimes they can be even responsible for feline UTI’s. Most vets would probably suggest you give your cat an anti-inflammatory medication or antibiotics, which are usually given to pets once they’ve been diagnosed with any type of disease. Preventing cat urinary problems is important but if you don’t already have a pet, I would advise you to do so soon.