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Pets are cute, cuddly and can be adorable for most of the time.  But there are times when your pets are not so adorable, especially if leave some nasty “surprises” on the floor or worst in your furniture.   Your pets mostly can leave you with the three nasty P’s, the Pee, Poop and Puke.  Here are simple ways on how to clean the three “surprise P’s your pet might leave somewhere in your home.

The Pee

Animal urine, especially from cat has a very foul odor and they tend to linger.  And if you don’t clean it immediately, you pet might it as “territory” and he will use that spot again and again.  To clean that nasty Pee, first wipe out the liquid with white toweling, then blot the spot with a solution of 1 tablespoon ammonia and a half-cup water.  Blot the spot again with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of clear or white dish detergent and 1 cup of water.
To get rid of smell use an enzyme-based pet odor removes, they can be bought in pet stores and vet offices.  If the pee had stayed in the spot for more than 24 hours, use 1/3 cup of vinegar and 2/3 cup of water instead of the ammonia mix.

The Poop

Among the three P, the poop is the easiest one to deal with.  Simply scoop it up and blot the area with the dish detergent solution used in cleaning up pee.  If the stain remains try to use ammonia and vinegar mixture.  Clean the area with soap and water, and treat with an enzyme cleaner.

The Puke

To deal with puke, scrape up the mess, and then blot with the detergent solution.  Use ammonia solution to get rid of the stain and the enzyme based pet-odor remover if necessary.  For some dog food that contains red dye can leave stain on a carpet and rugs.  Use a red-dye remover, if the stain is stubborn call the pro.

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Yeah, pet cats are cute and cuddly, but they also leave a little (sometimes big), annoying surprises around the house especially on the sofa cushions.   Here’s the six ways to clean up kitty’s hair and odor out of your sofa cushions.

1. Instant Deodorizer: Scoop kitty’s dirt out of the box, then get some baking soda, and shake it over the remaining litter.  For Fido pad, cover with a thin layer of soda, let it stay for about five to ten minutes, then finish it with a handheld vacuum cleaner.

2. Stopping The Stains: Remove the “surprise” on the carpet with a stain and odor remover which can be bought from pet store.  Make sure to thoroughly remove the stain and odor, because the odor makes the pet to revisit the same spot, it becomes their “territory”.

3. Anti-fur device: A handy tool to get cat’s hair off your sofa and other upholstered furniture is to have a rubber gloves.  Put on a clean rubber gloves, dampen and run your hands over cushions.  Cat’s hair will stick to the damp rubber gloves.

Warning: Use dry gloves for furniture with silk covering.

4. Remove the paws: Muddy paw prints on your carpet and rugs?  Don’t panic and don’t throw your rug or maybe your cat… Relax and let them dry, paw prints will come off easier if you vacuum later than if you scrub them now.

5. Kibbles Keeper: If dry foods in a paper bag keep spilling, repackage it in a jumbo plastic container with lid.

6. Unseat Smells: If you are a couch potato so do your pet cat, lessen sofa odor by slipping dryer sheets into envelops and tucking then under the cushions.

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