Coming home after a hard day’s work, you discover that your cat has decided to relieve himself from his litter. In this case, the first reflex is to take a paper towel and a little bleach and clean all this in speed. In fact, if you do not want your cat to start again and the smell permeates the room, this is the last thing to do! Here are the good things to do.
1. Do not use bleach
Bleach or products containing ammonia should not be used. In fact, bleach has a pH that is close to that of urine. So, when you clean a pee stain with bleach, your cat thinks that the smell of the product is none other than that of another cat’s pee. He will then begin to do his needs in the same place to mark his territory. However, a few drops of bleach in the bottom of his litter will have the merit of attracting him and pushing him to do his needs. You can also try moving the bedding to see if that solves the problem. Be sure to put it away from the kitchen and its bowls and clean it regularly (with bleach precisely).
2. Focus on sparkling water and baking soda
In addition to absorbing odors, baking soda also absorbs liquids. So do not hesitate to disperse on the urine stain left by your cat after pouring soda water. Indeed, a rinse with carbonated water will raise the urine of the fabric and you will only have to absorb with household paper or a big sponge. By mixing 30 ml of baking soda + 30 ml of hydrogen peroxide + 30 ml of dishwashing liquid + 300 ml of warm water, you will also have an excellent spray cleaner on the affected areas. It will be necessary to let act 10 min, to rinse and to reiterate if necessary.
3. Countering odors
After having cleaned well, you can take steps to eliminate odors. To do this, the most effective and most natural technique is to use lemon juice. The latter can be poured without any risk on all surfaces and all materials. In addition, he will leave a pleasant smell behind him. However, avoid using essential oils, it could be dangerous for your hairball.
4. Use repellents
If your cat has a tendency to go to bed in one area, move litter here. If the problem persists, line the area with foil or newspaper, it will make him want to go back. Indeed, felines hate the noise that it makes when walking on these matters. In addition, black pepper sprinkled on certain areas can also prove to be a very good repellent.
5. Identify the problem
If the problem recurs in a recurring way, it is essential to understand why. Thus, a visit to the veterinarian is necessary to verify that your cat is not sick. If this is not the case, it will then be necessary to find the environmental cause at the origin of this uncleanliness (litter not suitable, litter box closed, placed in a place of passage …).