Friday, May 24, 2013
Removing Pet Urine Smells with herbs
We all love our pets but had the urine smell
Some Cats and Dogs mark for territory or for anxiety
These are all natural ways to remove the smell without hurting your pets
1.Baking Soda Solution
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
15 Drops Cinnamon or Rosemary
2. Apple Cider Vinegar method
1/2 Cup of a cup of Apple Cider vinegar
3/4 Cup cup of hydrogen peroxide
1 tsp dawn dish detergent.
3.Vinegar and Baking Soda
Using a dry cloth, soak up as much urine as you can. Be sure to blot the urine with the cloth, rather than wipe it, so you don’t spread it around and make the stain bigger than it already is.
Next, soak the area with a mixture of a third cup of vinegar (white) and two thirds cup of water, plus a little bit of soap or dishwasher detergent. Using another piece of cloth, soak up the liquid spot by pressing down hard repeatedly until the spot is close to dry.
Then, use another cloth and press down on the remaining liquid.
Finally, add some baking soda on top of the area and run it over with a vacuum cleaner within a day.
Listerine can be added to the vinegar/baking soda or peroxide recipe to increase effectiveness in removing pet urine odors. The reason for this is that Listerine mouthwash contains alcohol, a common disinfectant.
To use Listerine to remove cat urine odors, simply add a few drops to one of the two previous solutions- or mix it with hot water and apply it to the stained area.
5. tea Mustard Herbal Solution
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp lemon tea leaves
Or try ground-up grapefruit and lemon rinds
Simply mix together and sprinkle.
6. Rosemary Solution
1 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp coffee grounds
1 tsp dried rosemary
Take a few cotton balls and use an eye dropper to wet them with cinnamon, citronella, lemon, lemon grass, lavender, orange and rosemary oils. Tuck the cotton balls into the corners of closets or rooms you want to keep
Your Pet to stop peeing and marking an area
works inside and outdoors too
7. make a Cat / Dog Tea Repellent
Steep fresh or dried herbs such as lavender, rosemary or cayenne in boiling water for five minutes. Strain the infusion and put the liquid into a clean spray bottle. Don't use a bottle that formerly held detergent or toxic chemicals, buy an empty bottle at the drug store or gardening center for this. Spray down the baseboards, mist the floors of closets or rooms, furniture, counter tops, or spray your potted plants. These will not hurt a plant, but will make cats dislike going near them. The scent will not be very detectable to humans, but will be very strong to cats and Dogs . Spray areas every week or two, or as often as needed.
8. Minty Pet Smell be Gone
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Mint
1 tsp lavender
mix in a spray bottle and spray area
I have Triple Check to make sure these are non toxic to pets
if you have any non toxic herbal remedies share them and we can all learn each others tricks