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Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

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Re: Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

Postby northernruth » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:45 pm

Cats can actually go ages without going IYKWIM. Ours have been locked in the living room overnight (by accident) a number of times and have never soiled. @kirsty it sounds like your cat is still disturbed, I can't blame you for not wanting to live with that.

Sorry Lisa, I have no advice, I would probably have tried to treat it as a spot stain. They'll have used the rug because it's got pile so they feel like they are "hiding" the poo......

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Re: Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

Postby Kirstyh » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:35 pm

We think our kitty is aiming for the mat we have at the door so it has been ditched. She doesn't do it every night which is the puzzling thing :-? Going to give it a while longer, I just react and shouldn't, perhaps she is still a but unsettled, she seems fine though and even gets up onto the sofa or bed and curls up with the kids and is in and out several times a night.

Need to order a feliway refil though

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Re: Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

Postby KimmyM » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:52 pm

My old cat once when two days without going she cut her eye and ran behind the wardrobes in my room an I couldn't get her I had to called my brothers round in the end to move them so I could get her to takenher the the vets. Not sure if that was just hugely impressive bladder control.
I washed my sheepskin rug for similar reasons (different cat) a few years ago I would say I hope I never have to brush another sheepskin rug I would grab a couple of cheap brush's and get your OH to help it took me ages :(
I hope your rugs okay.

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Re: Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

Postby Rae » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:05 am

If it is just cat wee, you need an enzyme based cleaner to remove the smell. I think you can buy the specific cat wee cleaners in the pet stores these days. Cats will tend to go back and wee on the same thing as they did before if they can still smell it.
Lisa -good luck with the rug.

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Re: Desperate cleaning help (cat related)

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:57 am

No wee, just a wet poo :puke:
I have washed the worst out down the bath (then used bleach. to clean the bath out) and then put it through the machine on a wool cycle (apparently it pays to have a wool mark approved machine when. you own all this wool :giggle: ) it doesn't even look too matted tbh but it will need a bit of a brush. The wool side seems pretty much dry so just waiting for the skin to dry now.

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