Persian Cat Behavior Problems FAQs

What Methods Should I Use To Remove Cat Urine Stains And Odors From My Carpets?

Every cat owner will, at some point or another, be faced with the challenge of removing pet accident stains and/or smells from the carpets in their homes if they have cats as pets.

Concerning this issue, a woman sent us an email which we got today. She moved into a home that was completely carpeted in white and had a “bunch” of cats when she first moved there. She had tried every available cleaner in an attempt to remove the cat feces and vomit that had been tracked over her carpets, but none of them were as efficient as she had hoped they would be. Finally, she came upon a brand-new option that surpassed all of the others she had tried in the past. Oxi Clean is what it’s called, and OrangeGlo International is the company that makes it. Please make sure that you read the instructions very thoroughly. At first, she failed to follow the instructions and combined it with cold water, which resulted in the product having no effect. But then she read the guidelines, which said that she should combine the crystals with extremely hot water (but not boiling water) in order to dissolve them. You simply need a very little quantity of it to be diluted in water. “This thing is incredible!” is what she exclaims. It was able to remove stains that had been on the carpet for months, as well as items that would not come out with any other method. It doesn’t state anything about scents on the label, but she put it on a down comforter that a cat had pooped on, and she couldn’t identify the location later even by smelling it. The label doesn’t indicate anything about odors. It has almost little smell and is very safe to use. It performs similarly to bleach while avoiding the odor associated with that product. It may be found at Linens and Things in Sacramento, California, as well as Costco, where she made the purchase. If you are unable to locate it at a shop that is conveniently located near you, you may place an order for it on their website, which can be accessed at In addition to it, they manufacture a wide variety of other cleaning products.

Nature’s Miracle is another product that may be used to eliminate smells, particularly urine odors. This item is sold at some of the businesses that cater to the needs of pets, such as Pet Club.

Why Does a Cat Tear At The Fabric of Your Favorite Chair?

The typical response to this question is that the animal is filing down its claws. This is correct, but not in the sense that the vast majority of people think. The idea is to sharpen up the blunted tips in the same way that people may improve the condition of their dull knives. However, what really takes place is the removal of the old, worn-out claw sheaths, which reveals the gleaming new claws that lie underneath. It is more comparable to the process of a snake losing its skin than it is to the process of honing a kitchen knife. When people run their hands over the area where the cat has been ripping at the furniture, they sometimes uncover what they believe to be a pulled-out claw. This leads them to worry that their animal may have accidentally caught its claw in some tenacious threads of the fabric and harmed its foot. However, what seems to be a “torn out” claw is really only the old outer covering that was in the process of being shed.

The forceful motions known as “stropping” with the rear feet are not used in any way by cats. They do this by removing the old outer casings from the hind claws by chewing them off with their teeth.

The retraction and protrusion mechanism of the claws, which is so critical in collecting prey, battling competitors, and climbing, is exercised and strengthened by stropping with the front feet. This is a second key role of stropping with the front feet.

The majority of people are unaware of a third purpose, which is to mark territory with odors. On the bottom of the cat’s front paws are smell glands, and these are rubbed forcefully against the fabric of the furniture that is being clawed. The rhythmic stropping, left paw, then right paw, squeezes smell into the surface of the material and rubs it in, leaving behind the cat’s own unique imprint on the furniture.

Because of this, it always looks like your preferred chair is the one that gets the most attention, and the reason for this is because the cat is reacting to your own distinctive smell and adding to it. Some owners are utterly disheartened when their pricey scratching post, which was carefully impregnated with catnip in order to make it more enticing, is swiftly ignored by their cat, and the cat continues to scratch the furniture instead of the scratching post. If a cat has already established a certain chair or a special portion of the home as its “stropping location,” it is quite difficult to change the behavior. However, hanging an old sweatshirt over the scratching post can assist to fix the issue.

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