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What are some effective home remedies for cat urine stain and odor removal?

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Effective home remedies for cat urine stains and odor removal include a mixture of water and vinegar, lots of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mixed with dish detergent. Soaking up any excess urine with paper towel can also be helpful.

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To naturally remove cat urine stains and odors, use the following steps.

  1. Remove as much of the urine as possible
  2. If the spot is still wet, soak up as much of the urine as possible using paper towels.

  3. Rinse the area
  4. Rinse the area with cool water. Soak up the water with paper towels.

  5. Apply vinegar and water to the stain
  6. Although vinegar cannot remove odors from a pet's perspective, it can kill bacteria and help clean up the area. Make a mixture of 1 1/2 cups of warm water and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour the mixture on the stain and let it dry.

  7. Apply baking soda
  8. Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda onto the stain.

  9. Apply a hydrogen peroxide solution
  10. Mix 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. Do a small spot test first, as peroxide can bleach or discolor some materials. If the color holds, lightly sprinkle the baking soda with the peroxide mixture and scrub it into the surface. Let the area dry.

  11. Vacuum the cleaner
  12. Vacuum the dried cleaner. If the stain is still there, repeat the entire cleaning process.

If the vinegar, baking soda and peroxide method fails to remove the stain, apply an enzyme-based cleaner such as Nature's Miracle to the stain. These are often very effective for removing pet odors and urine stains.

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