Thursday, March 5, 2009

For People With Cats Who Have Bladders

Photo of Bast courtesy of Tour Egypt.

For those of us who are lovers of Bast, we know that accidents do happen. So, to keep our homes smelling clean and fresh, here is the recipe for “Urine Gone” – an environmentally-friendly deodorizer for cat urine. I’m sure it will work equally well on minor mishaps from puppies, babies and others I refuse to think about.

The measurements must be exact; although, batches may be of any size.

16 oz of Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
2 level teaspoons of Baking Soda
2 drops of environmentally-friendly liquid dish soap (NOT the kind that goes into dishwashers)

Mix it slowly to combine. Do NOT wisk or beat as it will deactivate the solution. Put it in a spray bottle.

1. Totally soak the stain or urine spot.
2. Do not blot or wash the treated area at this time.
3. Leave for 24 hours or until completely dry.
4. Then clean item, floor, carpet as normal.

Really bad stains may take 2 to 3 treatments.

The treated area may smell terribly while still wet; but, that because it is working. Once it dries – the odour will be totally gone. Apparently, this will affect the colours on Indian carpets; but, always the cautious one – I always suggest doing a small test patch in an inconspicuous place.

1 comment:

kathi said...

A friend with COPD was asking the other day how to deal with cat urine. I'll send her link to your site. The only things I could think of had smells/perfumes she couldn't tolerate. Thanks!