After years of experience with all kinds of carpet and multiple dogs,
the best combination I've come up with is white vinegar and water to
remove the odor, then Spot Shot to remove the stain.
There are enzyme cleaners, such as Nature's Miracle, that some people
say help with the odor. My experience is that unless you can soak the
area and keep it wet for several days, the enzyme cleaners don't do
much. Depending on the size of the spot, you might be able to get it
wet, put plastic wrap over it, and then weight it down with a book or
something. I found white vinegar seems to work just as well, and
faster. Also, enzyme cleaners sometimes cause yellowing.
Spot Shot comes in a blue can with an orange lid, in the carpet
cleaning products section of the store. You can actually see the stain
fade as you spray it on.
Jo Ann (and two Welsh Corgis)
I have a male cat that sprays. We've tried everything with him,
including putting him on Prozac without much success. I don't know how
similar dog urine is to cat urine, but we use Natures Miracle to clean
up the cat spray, and it works very well. One thing that really helps
is I bought a black light at a novelty store in the mall, and use the
black light to illuminate the urine (it will glow bright green under
the black light.) Then as I spray the Nature's Miracle on it, I can
literally see the bright green glowing areas start to retreat and
I know a previous poster said that Natures Miracle didn't work well for
them, and it could be the difference between dog and cat urine. But I
find it does work extremely well for us. The biggest problem is that
you have to use A LOT of it, and the stuff is very expensive.
Yeah, he is neutered. He was neutered at a young age, when we bought
him from the pet store. He's just always acted very "male" despite his
neutering. We've even tried putting him on female hormones (as in
birth control pills.) We've never been able to break the spraying
problem. When he passes, I have vowed never to get anther male cat.
On 16 Nov 2006 08:05:37 -0800, neilyoung_at_heart firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you settle for roasted?
This recipe for "Roast Cat as It Should Be Prepared"
is from Ruperto de Nola, Libro de Cozina, 1529:
The translation is not mine.
Take a cat that should be plump: and cut its throat, and once it is
dead cut off its head, and throw it away for this is not to be eaten;
for it is said that he who eats the brains will lose his own sense and
judgement. Then skin it very cleanly, and open it and clean it well;
and then wrap it in a clean linen cloth and bury it in the earth where
it should remain for a day and a night; then take it out and put it on
a spit; and roast it over the fire, and when beginning to roast, baste
it with good garlic and oil, and when you are finished basting it,
beat it well with a green branch; and this should be done until it is
well roasted, basting and beating; and when it is roasted carve it as
if it were rabbit or kid and put it on a large plate; and take the
garlic with oil mixed with good broth so that it is coarse, and pour
it over the cat and you can eat it for it is a good dish.
Goedjn. (Everything's good with garlic butter).
Why does dog pee gotta stink so bad? Seriously, I've never smelt any
urine as bad as that of our canine friends.
Not too mention, it's so dark yellow-orange.
I'm sticking with fish... and least they take care of their own wastes.
Before you cook your cat, you should look into the following two links
for the Carpet & Rug Institute. They are the "think tank" behind the
floor covering world and can help you with tried and true methods to
keep your carpet clean and to remove pet stains. The first is to their
home page, the second to their page on pet stains. Good Luck
The Floor Source
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