Natural Ways to Clean Cat Spray
- Cat spray can be cleaned without harsh chemicals.cat image by milemarsovac from Fotolia.com
Cats spray urine in order to mark their territory. The cat spray has a strong odor that becomes stronger if left untreated and bacteria is allowed to grow. The smell will also attract the cat to come back to the same spot to urinate. Luckily, there are natural remedies to clean cat spray. Before applying, remove as much of the liquid spray as possible by blotting with a white paper or cloth towel. Then apply a natural cleaning agent to remove any traces of the spray and odor.
- Pour club soda directly from the bottle onto the cat spray. Allow the soda to stop fizzing and then blot with a paper towel until no more liquid is left. Repeat until the smell is gone.
- Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and apply to the marked spot. Let it mixture sit for a few minutes and then re-blot.
If your cat has sprayed something that is machine washable, add a quarter of a cup of apple cider vinegar to you your normal laundry detergent and wash as normal.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the cat spray stain. Scrub, in a circular motion from the outside to the inside, with a brush or damp sponge. The baking soda will absorb the liquid and the smell. Cornstarch is a good substitute if baking soda is not available.
You can also add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda. Put on rubber kitchen gloves and then use your fingers to mix them into a paste. Work the paste into the spray and let it sit on the mark for a few minutes. Let the paste dry and then vacuum. Remove any residue with a brush.
- Purchase a natural enzymatic cleaner at a pet supply store. They are specifically formulated with natural enzymes that neutralize cat odors. Each product is slightly different so be sure to follow manufacturer directions.