How to Clean Cat Pee from Mattress

Cleaning cat pee from a mattress can be a bit tricky, but here's a step-by-step guide to help you get rid of the odor and stains:
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How to Clean Cat Pee from Mattress


  1. Act Quickly: The sooner you address the cat pee, the better. Blot up as much of the urine as possible using paper towels or a clean cloth. Press down gently to absorb the moisture.

  2. Enzyme-based Cleaner: Use an enzyme-based pet stain and odor remover. These cleaners break down the urine molecules, helping to eliminate both the smell and the stain. Follow the product's instructions carefully.

  3. Apply the Cleaner: Liberally apply the enzyme-based cleaner to the affected area. Make sure to saturate the area where the urine has soaked in. Let the cleaner sit for the recommended amount of time.

  4. Blot Again: After the cleaner has had time to work, blot up the excess moisture with paper towels or a clean cloth. You may notice that the towels start to become less damp, indicating that the cleaner is pulling up the urine.

  5. Baking Soda: Sprinkle baking soda over the affected area. Baking soda helps to absorb any remaining moisture and also neutralizes odors. Let it sit for a few hours or even overnight.

  6. Vacuum: After the baking soda has had time to work, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda. Make sure to use the upholstery attachment and thoroughly vacuum the area to get rid of any residue.

  7. Check and Repeat: Check if the odor and stain are gone. If necessary, repeat the process with the enzyme-based cleaner and baking soda until the smell and stain are completely gone.

  8. Wash Bedding: If any of the bedding or covers were affected, make sure to wash them with a mild detergent and water. Follow the care instructions on the labels.

  9. Prevent Future Accidents: To prevent future accidents, make sure your cat's litter box is clean and easily accessible. If your cat is having accidents due to a medical issue or behavioral problem, consult a veterinarian for guidance.

Remember that cat urine can be quite persistent, so it might take a couple of rounds of cleaning to completely remove the odor. Also, keep in mind that certain mattresses might be more delicate and require special care. If you're unsure or if the stain and odor persist, you might want to consider seeking professional cleaning services.