OK it’s audience participation time. Those of you with pets and experience with getting urine out of carpet should leave a comment with your recommendations on how best to accomplish this feat. I ask not because our cats — Melvin, the official SEB cat, and Cuddles, the emergency backup cat — have suddenly started pissing everywhere except their litter box. No, I ask because our vet has offered us two free cat trees with the understanding that they’ve been pissed on a fair amount in a couple of spots by the cats at the clinic.
Considering that a decent sized cat tree will run a couple of hundred bucks and that one of the two we’re being offered is probably close to $350 to $400 if purchased new and the fact that neither one seems to be in bad shape, it seemed an offer worth taking advantage of. We’ll be picking them up Wednesday and they’ve been outside in the weather for a while so it’s possible they’ve already had a good rinsing from Mother Nature, but we’d like to be prepared to de-urinate them before putting them inside the apartment. We wouldn’t want the presence of piss from other cats to make ours feel like it’s a challenge they’d have to match.
There are various products at the pet store, but it’s hard to know what actually works and what doesn’t so I’m turning to you, my fellow pet owners, for your advice and experience, if you have any to offer. We figure if worse comes to worst and there’s not really any product that would do the job then we’ll just remove the carpet from the worst spots and replace it later when we can pick up some remnants, but that seems like it’d be a lot more work than some form of cleaning spray and a bit of elbow grease.
So what say you pet owners? Have any piss removal suggestions?