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Cat urine destroyer for lino/radiator/skirting?

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JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 09:48:20

My big ol' ginger Lion has a bad habit of sitting in the tray and weeing just over the edge. Its getting ever so pungent in that area.

Is there actually a good product around that works? I've been going round in circles on Amazon and PAH. None seem brilliant going by reviews but there must be something great, surely? <whimpers>

incogKNEEto Tue 22-Apr-14 09:52:32

The best thing I've found is biological washing powder/gel in hot water (the enzymes in it break down the smell).

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 10:06:07

Really? Off to try that now. How much powder to water do you think?

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 22-Apr-14 10:08:01

Would you consider a tray with a lid?

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 10:40:41

I would. The Snowshoe would. The Lion is twelve and has always been an unwilling user of the tray at best. When we tried a covered tray he just shit on the floor.

Hes always been a grumpy bugger who does things his own way.

sashh Tue 22-Apr-14 10:41:32

Biological washing powder is the only thing that works.

And you might consider an incontinence pad under the tray, or one with a lid/high sides

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 22-Apr-14 10:45:34

I hear you. We bought the wrong scratch post.

So he sprayed all over the bed & Dh's sweatshirt.

I took the scratch post back and exchanged it <sigh>

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 11:02:11

We tried one of those litter mats underneath but it just stank all the time so it got thrown out. We've got some leftover drynites bed pads from when DS1 was just out of nappies at night, I could try one of those and just throw it away when its full. Mmmmm, a bit expensive but it might save the nice floor...

The tray is quite high-sided. It must be the right one because he consents to use it mostly.

Cats are disgusting swines really aren't they?

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 11:03:48

the Lion aka Mr Happy.

thecatneuterer Tue 22-Apr-14 11:25:14

Gosh what a fine looking beast. I find Simple Solution from Pets at Home works really well - better than biological washing liquid.

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 12:08:48

I shall try that next if the washing powder doesn't work.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 22-Apr-14 13:25:48

He's huge.

thecatneuterer Tue 22-Apr-14 14:12:06

You could also put puppy training pads by the tray to catch the wee. I find them quite good for that sort of thing.

msrisotto Tue 22-Apr-14 14:21:19

I've tried a lot of products but the blue simple solution for cats from pets at home is the best and easiest to use. I was surprised actually as I had urine off before which had rave reviews but I wasn't impressed. The simple solution worked first time, no effort imo.

msrisotto Tue 22-Apr-14 14:22:32

have you tried different types of litter? They can be picky little cats!

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 14:56:05

Thats two votes for the Simple solution. I saw that urine off had very mixed reviews so decided against that.

We tried different litters, made no difference, his trouble is he is a big boy and his arse just naturally hangs over the edge.

isseywithcats Tue 22-Apr-14 18:37:42

must be pee off mom day today i shampooed all the downstairs carpets today and madam jojo instead of asking to go out sat there and did a big smelly poo in the hall right on my nice clean carpet grrr

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 22-Apr-14 19:00:58

Mine sees your poo in the hall and raises you peeing on the dining chair when his tray is 20ft away.


JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 20:38:28

Mine pooed everywhere except the tray for at least the first 5 years. And it wasrunny most of the time. There was a period he slept in a big dog crate so at least the mess was contained.

He grew out of it eventually, his poo is still not very set but at least he consistently poos in the tray or outside now.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 22-Apr-14 20:50:59

You must really love him to put up with that. I hope you are his favourite person.

I'd be annoyed if I had to clean that up and he threw himself at dh every night.

cozietoesie Tue 22-Apr-14 20:54:39

Have you tired a really large litter tray such as this ? I haven't used one and other posters may know of other versions but if you have the room, that one looks seriously big.

cozietoesie Tue 22-Apr-14 20:55:53


(Although tired was an apposite typo, I suspect.)

notnowImreading Tue 22-Apr-14 20:59:37

If you use bio washing liquid it's worth going over it with surgical spirit afterwards. I forget why. The vet told me that's what I had to do when my horrid cat was pissing everywhere.

And I'll see your piss on a chair and raise you a cat with a prolapsed bowel hanging out of her arse with a poo still held clamped in the end dragging all over the floor as she ran around wailing. And having to manually remove said poo and push said bowel back in with a finger.


JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 21:01:19

Dh calls him a ropey disgusting excuse for a feline. Then he tickles him and fluffs his fur up which earns him a lazy swipe from his patty paws. Never a claw, just the pads.

That is a big tray, ours is large but not sure if its that long.

JuniperTisane Tue 22-Apr-14 21:02:35


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