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Old 11-08-2004, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Things that saved my home! Solving Urine Problems

I know that typically this forum hosts questions and concerns. I though it should include some praise for behavior fixes that work.

Until about a month ago, I was having to deal with my cats peeing on EVERYTHING. I tried vinegar first, no luck. Resolve, no luck, pet odor carpet cleaner, no luck. Enzymatic spray, nothing. I was going out of my mind! I was honestly at the point where I thought I was going to have to get rid of my cats to keep my things from being ruined all the time. But then I decided to go on the offensive, rather than lose my babies.

Here's the solution I found. I posted this in one thread, but I thought that this post could help more people who may not think they have any other recourse. You have to do this all on one night.

1) Have the following items ready:
Nature's Miracle Just for Cats
A little battery powered blacklight (real blacklight not incandescent)
Deep cleaning machine (I like the little green machine)
Cat Attract litter (enough for all boxes)
http://www.preciouscat.com
A litter box for every cat + 1 (yes that many)
Lots of pennies
2) Confine cats to one room
3) Set up one box with cat attract and run other's through dishwasher.
This will clean all smells off of it and insure only the cat attract smell
is being picked up by the cat. Fill boxes and do the other the same
way, using ONLY the cat attract litter. Vary litter levels.
4) Have pennies in pocket, blacklight in one hand, Nature's Miracle in the
other.
5) Turn off lights and get low to the floor. Start in a corner of one room
and continue throughout rest of home.
Every spot that glows green or shows up black, spray. Then place a
penny on top of the spot. Do this until you have gotten every spot
with the cleaner. Be sure to soak the spot, not just spray.
6) Once you are satisfied that you have found all the spots, Turn the
lights back on. There's a penny on every spot to be cleaned.
7) Let spray sit for 15 minutes and set-up deep cleaning machine.
8 Go over every spot that you have marked. Be sure to clean each spot
a few times and suck as much water out as you can. (The water will be
gross) I usually leave the penny and go back to each spot until the
water comes out mostly clear.
9) Place litter boxes in the places that were the most soiled. The cat likes
go there, so let it. Just using the box instead of the floor.
10) Throw out anything that will not come completely clean! If it won't
come clean, the cat will continue to use it.
11) Do furniture the same way as above.
12) Do the room they were confined in last.

At this point, your home is clean of the smell. You can now rule out smell as a culprit. Now you can watch and see if there is any improvement.

Sorry for the long post, I hope it helps someone.

Lenore
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great tips! Maybe this should be a sticky!
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes indeed, this is sticky-worthy! Excellent advice!

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Old 11-08-2004, 03:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My first sticky.

I also added a little bit on to the title so new members would easily recognize what this thread is about. Excellent advice, Celebsilmare. Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2004, 05:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! I'm just glad to help other people with the same problem.
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you for this! Very helpful.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have the same problem with my cat. I cant find wheres hes spraying. My dad wants to get did of him because the smell is soo strong and it makes him sick, he actually threw up yesterday. I think it smells more like a pound but hes is convinced that the smell is whats making him sick. I cant find the spot hes doing it in either. I'm not positive he is but it sure does smell and I clean his litterbox everyday. I got him neutered I dont know if its worked yet, since i cant get the smell outta my garage/office. I'm getting frustrated but I dont wanna have to give him up.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The black light will help you find the spot he's peeing in and then the enzyme stuff will help get rid of the smell.
It worked for us.
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great advice for me to read! I just joined today looking for assistance with this problem. I have two girls and one boy. I'm not sure who is the culpret but my guess is it is one of the girls. I am going to be moving in two months and am concerned that this behavior may continue. I don't want to part with any of our cats. Does anyone know how to make a move less srtessful?
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for such a quick reply! The spot last night was not pink and had no blood. I will certainly watch for this, is it a sign of a UTI? How can you avoid those? Thanks also for the moving advice!
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