It’s almost been a month since I have written about Clone, our orange tabby who was inappropriately urinating on our sofas. Rewinding back a little bit, I remember a conversation I had with my sister, Connie. I was so worried about Clone and I had told her that I hope it’s medical because I don’t know how I would deal with it if Clone was peeing on our furniture because of a behavioral problem. She told me that I needed to be prepared for it just in case if it was behavioral. She was right and at the time, I didn’t think I would be that prepared for it but I was.
The urine culture came back negative and the vet prescribed Fluoxetine (the same day the results came back) also known as Prozac for him. I read about it online and it said it could take several weeks to start working. Along with keeping him confined to our office (with a litter box, food and water of course) overnight, it has been working nicely. The first night we locked the kitty door overnight, he figured out how to open it. My husband had an ingenious idea (although I didn’t think it at the time 🙂 because I thought he was going to break it) to screw a hole next to the kitty door lock. Every night we put a small nail in the hole and voila, he can’t slide the kitty door lock open.
And thanks to Deborah’s comment on this post, I’m going to ask the vet about getting the Fluoxetine at Walmart.
So…for the last 4 weeks or so, we have had no urine on our couches. Clone seems to be really happy. We really don’t know what prompted the problem in the first place. Could it have been the stress of Roswell being really sick and/or Charley too? Could it have been stray cats wandering near our window? The couches he started peeing on first are under a window and we have several stray cats in our neighborhood. Either way (knock on wood), the problem seems to be fixed.
Which brings me to how I cleaned up the urine and the urine smell from the couches. I have to admit, it was very frustrating and I was freaking out about having cat urine all over my furniture. Luckily, he wasn’t spraying (peeing vertically) and it was limited to the couch cushions you sit on but it did leak through the sides of the cushions through the sofa and onto the floor.
I order my dog’s heartworm and flea medication as well as the cats’ flea medication on Doctors Foster and Smith. They are a huge money saver for me and I have to try to save where I can since Charley’s medications and food are very expensive. I was about to place an order and decided to look around for a solution to clean up the urine and urine smell. I had tried Resolve and Febreze and was not happy with the result. I found this product called Nature’s Miracle on the site.
I also found others on their site and couldn’t decide. When I know nothing about a product and am trying to compare, I do my research online and see what others say. I found a review entitled “What a God-send of a product!!! It probably saved my marriage!” Sold! What better advertising can you get than a review like that?
Nature’s Miracle has a natural enzyme that eats up the bacteria that causes stains and odors from urine and feces. This product worked great on my leather cushions. Inside each leather cushion is a foam block and I unzipped each to spray on the inside. I did not remove the leather from the foam because I was afraid I would never get them back on. Underneath the cushions on the couch, is a felt covering which I also sprayed. Every time I sprayed it, I wiped it off of the leather immediately (because I didn’t want it to sit on the leather for a long period of time) but when spraying the foam, the felt and the bottom of the couch and cushions, I let it sit there and soak in and dry. Since Clone had been peeing in the same spots over and over again (before I realized it), I did have to spray a lot and use a lot of it. I did buy one spray bottle and one refill bottle when I ordered it.
Here’s what the couches look like now (pretty much – we cover the seat cushions with sheets because Charley likes to get on them). No more plastic coverings over our couch! I took them off about a week ago. 🙂 I’m happy to say that my house and furniture don’t smell like cat urine (yuck)!
I was so happy with Nature’s Miracle, I contacted Doctors Foster and Smith and asked if they would provide a bottle of Nature’s Miracle so that I could do a giveaway. They agreed! The value is $7.99 plus shipping. I know if you have pets, you’ll be very happy with this product. Also, I recently placed an order for Comfortis, a flea medication for my dog, Charley and had a coupon code in my email from Doctors Foster and Smith for $5 off! The code is 3658628 and is good for $5 off a $35 or more purchase of pharmacy items. They also often have free shipping specials on pharmacy items. If you’re always looking for a good deal on pet products and medications, I would definitely sign up for their email alerts as well as check out Retail Me Not for the latest coupon codes.
How to enter the giveaway (be sure to leave your email address or twitter handle so I can reach you if you win):
- Mandatory first entry – If you’re a petowner, leave a comment with your name and tell me your pet’s name and tell the story of how you got your pet. Was it a rescue or did you buy from a breeder, etc. Of course, you can be brief. If you’re not a petowner, leave your name and what you would use Nature’s Miracle for. If you don’t do this first entry, all of your other entries will be deleted. (Please include your email address.)
- Follow me on twitter and leave a comment here with your twitter handle. (If you already follow me, leave a comment saying you already do.)
- After following me on twitter, tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include an @thelittlekitchn at the end of the tweet and leave a link to the tweet in a comment below. (Please include your twitter handle and link.)
- Subscribe to my RSS feed and leave a comment below saying so. (If you already subscribe, just leave a comment saying so. Please include your email address.)
That’s 4 different entries. Giveaway ends on Friday, July 2nd at 11:59 pm EST and I will choose the winner using random.org. If you’re the winner, I’ll contact you (if you leave me a sufficient way to contact you) and get your shipping address to give to Doctors Foster and Smith as they will ship the item to you.
Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored and the opinions expressed here are my own. I thought it was a great product and contacted Doctors Foster and Smith to provide a bottle to giveaway. The item as well as shipping is being provided by them.