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  • Getting cat pee off horse rugs?

    Anyone know how on earth you get the cat pee smell off winter blankets?
    "I think animal testing is a terrible idea, they get all nervous and give silly answers."
    -fry & laurie

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    Assuming they can be washed, include Nature's Miracle in the wash water. If you know where the pee spot is (as opposed to the whole blanket having that awful smell), pre-spray the spot with the Nature's Miracle. The stuff really does work.

    I actually don't buy Nature's Miracle itself, though I can't for the life of me think of what I do buy. If you go to PetSmart and find the NM, there will be several other brands IN THE SAME SECTION. If you buy from that section, they are all comparable. The one I buy is considerably cheaper, red and white label.
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    • #3
      Nature's Miracle, Simple Solution, Out, any enzyme cleaner should do it. May need to rinse and repeat so to speak but they work great and usually leave a pleasant smell behind.
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      • #4
        I came to this forum because this thread was the first one listed on the forum list page. The word "rug" was on a lower line and what I read was, "Getting cat pee off horse?"
        Just *had* to find out the story on that!

        Now I can see it's horse RUGS. Makes more sense, although not as funny.
        Actually, not funny at all. Cat urine stinks to high heaven and is one of the hardest things to get out of fabrics.
        Is it a waterproof rug? Is it an insulated one with fill? A paste made of baking soda and water can help remove surface stains and scent. Vinegar also help remove cat urine scent, however I don't know if it's safe for waterproof material.
        If it's waterproof with fill you may have to bite the bullet and bring it to a laundromat and wash it. Warm/cold setting with baking soda based laundry powder and then add a cup of white vinegar to the fabric softener cycle. Extra rinse, fast spin.
        Don't put it in the dryer. Most blankets will maintain their level of waterproof through a wash cycle (not hot water though) and if it doesn't stay 100% waterproof you can always re-waterproof it.
        Good luck, I hope this helps.
        Or hopefully someone who's had the same issue found something that definitely works and will chime in.
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        • #5
          ahh...

          carpet knife.

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            Originally posted by JoZ View Post
            Assuming they can be washed, include Nature's Miracle in the wash water. If you know where the pee spot is (as opposed to the whole blanket having that awful smell), pre-spray the spot with the Nature's Miracle. The stuff really does work.

            I actually don't buy Nature's Miracle itself, though I can't for the life of me think of what I do buy. If you go to PetSmart and find the NM, there will be several other brands IN THE SAME SECTION. If you buy from that section, they are all comparable. The one I buy is considerably cheaper, red and white label.
            I can use NM on them? I've got a whole gallon of that stuff for the foster dogs, since its practically a ritual for them to each pee on the carpet first thing when they get here . NM has the red and white label, so you might have the real stuff .
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            • #7
              What a timely post. My neighbors had children and therefore threw their cats out of the house, so they have been coming over an fighting for the barn territory w/my cats. Of course blankets are fair game for spraying. I swear.. I have NEVER been so tempted to kill something as I am right now. Few things are more enraging then picking up a $300 blanket and it has cat pee on it AND your horse is outraged that you are going to put it on him.

              Natures Miracle, here I come. While we are at it.. any way to REPEL cats from your barn other than a shotgun?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
                carpet knife.
                My thoughts exactly...... Natures Miracle or the like, but honestly, cat pee is the absolute worst smell on the planet to me and unlikely to get rid of completely if you have a sensitive sniffer.......I have had to replace carpets and walls in my house where a cat decided she needed to express herself....( Yeah, believe it or not the male cat was a saint, it was the female rescue cat with the bad manners in my house ).....

                Good luck....I hope you are able to find something to save your blankets....
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                • #9
                  EqT, I well remember your fantastic water pressure and COLD water. Surely that'd be more satisfying, though perhaps not a long-lasting solution.

                  I have a bottle of Nature's Miracle but haven't had to use it yet. My seven-cat-owning coworker swears by it though.
                  Full-time bargain hunter.

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                  • #10
                    I've found something called X-O odor neutralizer works even better than Nature's Miracle - and trust me I have lots of experience. Guy at the pet supply place told me it is what they use at hospitals to clean up all the bodily fluids. It is an enzyme cleaner too but smells good and seems more effective.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by spaceagevalkyrie View Post
                      I can use NM on them? I've got a whole gallon of that stuff for the foster dogs, since its practically a ritual for them to each pee on the carpet first thing when they get here . NM has the red and white label, so you might have the real stuff .
                      I had a barmy old cat who had hallucinations that he was in the litter box when he wasn't. Even he seemed surprised when he'd realize what he had done. As a result, I have used Petzyme* on just about everything. Comforters, pet beds, small rugs. My good clothing... Man, I loved that cat. I MUST have!

                      *I guess I was thinking of the NM that I DON'T buy when I was visualizing the label.
                      Mine is actually this one, Petzyme. Not red and white at all.
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                      • #12
                        I used the red and white (NM I guess) label stuff on a couch because a very sensitive female cat who was stressing during the divorce and peeing on it...daily...poor damn cat. What a skitz. He kept the cats, I took my couch. Never smelled like cat pee again.

                        Until, that is, I delivered said couch, matching chair, and ottoman to a family in need when I moved and decided I didn't want that set anymore. Good lord their house REEKED of cat urine. As in, I coughed, tossed the ottoman inside and told the BF I would wait at the truck.
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                        • #13
                          Natures Miracle, here I come. While we are at it.. any way to REPEL cats from your barn other than a shotgun?




                          My neighbor has a JRT that is a cat exterminater.

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                            Post thought on repelling cats: they HATE citrus of any type. Maybe lay a line of lemon juice around where you want them to stay away? Sort of a slug-bait-line crossed with an exorcist-protection-circle thing??
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                            • #15
                              You can use almost any of thhose "urine/pet odor removal products" as most of them are enzyme based. As someone else said you may have to wash and rinse more than once but I have been able to save many blankets, sheets....that the cats have gotten too before I have been able to wash then for the end of the season.

                              As an side, the same product works great on teen age boy (or girls) sneakers when they have reached that beyond human smell which doesn't take too long to reach depending on the teenager in questions activities. (not great English, I know)

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                                Originally posted by Addison View Post
                                You can use almost any of thhose "urine/pet odor removal products" as most of them are enzyme based. As someone else said you may have to wash and rinse more than once but I have been able to save many blankets, sheets....that the cats have gotten too before I have been able to wash then for the end of the season.

                                As an side, the same product works great on teen age boy (or girls) sneakers when they have reached that beyond human smell which doesn't take too long to reach depending on the teenager in questions activities. (not great English, I know)
                                Aaah, there is hope for my rugs then! And for my brothers sneakers, they smell like something died in there .
                                "I think animal testing is a terrible idea, they get all nervous and give silly answers."
                                -fry & laurie

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                                • #17
                                  Ugh, cat pee is the worst. What I've done on my laundry (since one of my kitties thinks that peeing on a basket of laundry is HEAVEN) is pour an ample amount of NM into the washing machine, let it soak and run through a cycle, and then repeat until the smell is gone. DO NOT send through the dryer unless you're sure the smell is gone...kind of weird but I test by warming the area with my breath and then taking a good sniff.

                                  As for keeping kitties away...if the battling barn cats are getting into your tack room, there is this wonderful invention called "Scat". Its a can of compressed air that is motion triggered. Cats learn pretty darned fast with that thing where they can and cannot go. Its readily available at most large pet stores.

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                                  • #18
                                    "Fresh" urine responds well to any of the methods and products supra, but "old" urine is really hard to get out. I learned a hard lesson when a feed store owners asked me to wash her 2 horses's blankets, draft and 1/2 friesian so big blankets. She hung them on the fence at her barn. I picked them up, left them in my truck in the warm GA sun and............the urine smell came out. Turns out a year before, a year before the woman had locked her cat in her trailer dressing room for 3 days, and kitty had used the blankets which were on the floor. Blankets stayed in closed up dressing room for a year. I washed those suckers 3x in my washing machine, treated them with everything I had and they still stunk. All free as a favor. Since that time when I "volunteer" to clean blankets, I double check for cat urine.

                                    I also no longer use that feed store.

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                                      Vinegar !
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                                        Post thought on repelling cats: they HATE citrus of any type. Maybe lay a line of lemon juice around where you want them to stay away? Sort of a slug-bait-line crossed with an exorcist-protection-circle thing??
                                        Huh? Never heard of that and note name of farm. I have one who loves to lick my glass once I've finished my OJ.
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