Neutralising cat pee

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9 years 2 months ago #39343 by kai
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One stupid cat does not like OHs smell. He leaves his clothes on the floor - he pees on it, bathroom towels same thing. I can happily leave my stuff on the floor no problem.
Anyway I have a small rucksack that needs de-smelling because OH wore it last and left it on the floor (you can argue who is easier to train, him or the cat).
It is waterproof, so I do not want to put it on a boil wash, but a 40C was will not do it. I don't want to spend stupid amounts on specialist stuff as it probably would be close to what it is worth to begin with.

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9 years 2 months ago #503959 by Hawkspur
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I'd spray it with white vinegar, wash, and then spray with water and a very little drop of NilOdor. That stuff is very concentrated, and effective.
Then try treating things with Feliway which is supposed to encourage less spraying and more of the chin-rubbing type of territory marking.

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9 years 2 months ago #503962 by Garret
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Yes white vinegar is the way to go, apparently it breaks down the crystals in the pee. I've used it on carpet previously and it worked better than anything else.

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9 years 2 months ago #503963 by kai
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If he wasn't so cute, he would be history, it is the man smell in general he does not like, we had a male visitor and just after he left, he jumped onto the duvet and peed on it.

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9 years 2 months ago #503975 by spark
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kai;510174 wrote: If he wasn't so cute, he would be history, it is the man smell in general he does not like, we had a male visitor and just after he left, he jumped onto the duvet and peed on it.

Has he been "fixed" or his he still entire (the cat)?
If he is entire he may be "marking his territory" because he thinks the (hu)man smell is a challenge to his position as top tom?

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9 years 2 months ago #503977 by catherinelee33
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Yes agree Feliway and White vinegar are fabulous for dealing with cat spray and behavior

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9 years 2 months ago #503986 by Aquila
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Put the cat outside.

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9 years 2 months ago #504003 by Stikkibeek
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Your cat is trying to assert his masculinity as top-cat and you will not be able to cure him of this trait. If feliway doesn't work, there are clomicalm tablets (the prozac of cathood)you can give at the rate of 1/2 tablet daily, but it's a long term (life) commitment and costs around $80 for 2 months supply. You could try the water pistol treatment, but that necessitates actually catching him in the act. Your husband could try forming a bond with him but that needs to be a long term commitment too.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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9 years 2 months ago #504006 by kai
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The cat was neutered at a young age I don't remember exactly, but whenever it is OK to get them done.
Unfortunately he is rarely caught in the act so water pistol no good. He goes for several months not doing anything inside, but each time we think he has grown out of it, he does it again.
It is not all bad, as it has helped training OH to put his clothes into the laundry basket instead of the floor and I would rather the cat peed on clothes than the carpet as it is harder to put the carpet into the washing machine. It is just the odd thing that you do not think about, like the rucksack (OH was the last one to wear it, he ignored it as untill then as it was always mine)
For $80 for every two months I will stick with washing the odd things he finds.

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9 years 2 months ago #504008 by kai
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Stikkibeek;510220 wrote: Your husband could try forming a bond with him but that needs to be a long term commitment too.

The cat prefers him. If there is a lap to be sat on, it is always his, he cuddles up to him in bed.

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