Preventing Cat From Peeing On Your Carpet
Preventing cat from peeing on carpet is an easy process. The process may require a bit of work but in the end it will be well worth the effort. In this article I will discuss some of the ways that you can stop your cat from peeing on your carpets.
Cat urine is not just selfless, it is also extremely toxic. The odor that is released when your cat pee’s on your carpet has two layers. The first layer is the urine itself, which has a very strong smell. This smell is very pungent and it doesn’t travel very far.
The second layer is the residue that is left behind. This residue is even stronger than the first layer and it stays on the carpet and often goes unnoticed until the carpet is cleaned up.
If you try to clean the carpet, the cat may smell it and get away with it. It is up to you to keep the area as clean as possible to make sure your cat does not go back. Here are some of the ways that you can effectively do this.
*Check the carpet area to see if it is stain resistant. Spills on your carpet are much more likely to leave a stain than a little pee. In fact one of the most common reasons for carpet stains is due to spillages. Therefore you want to check the carpet often to make sure it is stain resistant.
*If you find a major stain, try to remove it as quickly as possible. Cats are attracted to bright colors such as red and yellow. Therefore try to avoid use of these colors on your carpet at all costs.
*Remove any areas of damage such as rips or tears in the carpet. Often you can tell whether the area is really badly damaged because there will be a whitish substance left behind. If the carpet is quite well cleaned up, you may not need to do anything about this area.
*If you can spot the problem right away, the chances are that the damage was not severe enough to cause long term problems. In some cases you may need to replace the entire carpet.
*If you are unable to clean up the stain quickly, you may have to wait for it to be completely dried. This can be quite time consuming so in this case it is wise to put it back into storage until the stain has fully dried out.
*If you cannot find out whether or not the carpet is dry, you may need to buy some absorbent pads that you can lay down over the affected area. These pads will help to absorb the stain as it dries and they should be applied generously over the entire affected area.
*If the carpet has already been cleaned up and the area still has some stain, you may want to seek professional help to prevent further problems. Even though these treatments will not totally remove the stain, they will greatly reduce the problem.
Preventing cat urine from spreading on your carpet requires a few simple steps. As long as you take these steps regularly and properly clean up spills as soon as they occur, your carpet will be free of the smell and odor associated with urine.