Neutralizing Cat Odors
The odor of cat urine is one of the strongest and most unpleasant smells ever. And itís so difficult to get rid of: one pet mistake on a carpet or sofa can ruin it forever--unless you know the secret.
Get rid of that awful odor quickly, easily and naturally!
1. First, use water with soap or detergent to dilute and remove as much of the urine as possible. Rinse area well.
2. Next, apply straight white vinegar to the area (you may want to make sure this will not affect the color of your rug or furniture by doing a spot-test first.) Rub in well and allow to dry until area is just damp. Be sure to wait until the vinegar is nearly dry before applying the baking soda.
3. Apply baking soda liberally to the damp area and allow to dry completely. (If baking soda gets too wet, it will make a gloppy mess that is hard to vacuum. Once it then dries it can stick to the fabric of a carpet and be hard to fully rinse off, although it should eventually.)
4. When dry, vacuum thoroughly.
By the cat-loving staff at Care2.