There could be many reasons why your cat decides not to use his litter box and instead dispose of his urine on the carpet. Its magnitude can be illness, dirty bins, or behavioral problems (such as stress from home changes). In fact, if the garbage smells bad, carpet may seem like a better choice. When the worst happens, how can you get rid of the smell and persuade the cat never to do it again?
find out the reason
It’s important to find out why cats choose carpets instead of litter boxes to soak up urine. Going to the vet can be for a thorough examination and to make sure there is no physical cause of the slipping. Take inventory of the house to see if it is possible to trigger the behavior – are there new babies or other pets in the house? Have you moved or made major changes to the property that could make them feel stressed and insecure?
The most common cause of these incidents is the trash can itself. If the box is replaced or the waste in the box is different from the one used, this small protest may indicate that the cat is not satisfied with your choice. It can be in the form of a box, such as enclosed in a trash can, which means they will feel uncomfortable using it. The new clumping litter may be uncomfortable on their paws, making them unwilling to use the litter box.
If you have not made any changes around the weir area, should you replace the box because it is not clean? Does the waste need to be completely refreshed? Remember, cats have a much better sense of smell than humans, so while it smells clean to us, it isn’t to cats.
The smell of cat urine is unpleasant, but don’t overreact, just use a lot of detergent to dissolve it and hope it can fix the problem. After performing this process, it should remove the stain and prevent it from being used again in the future.
First, use a paper towel to dry as much of the urine as possible, if the area is large then use an old cloth. Do not wipe the stain but let it dry, if it is already dry add some cold water to make it soak dry more easily.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners as it smells like urine and will encourage cats to use the same areas again. Instead, use products or homemade mixes designed for this job at the pet store. An example of this is to mix 1.5 cups of warm water with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour it on the stain, let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then pat it dry. Vinegar is very suitable for killing bacteria.
Another solution is baking powder. When the water and vinegar solution is dry, sprinkle baking soda on the spot and let it sit for a while. Vacuum the baking soda dry, repeat when the stain hardens. Baking soda is an excellent natural cleanser that helps reduce the peculiar smell of urine.