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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I think Hades marked my couch It smells but I see no stain so it must be dry or something. He has never done this before, how can I get rid of the smell?
post #2 of 19
You must use an enzyme cleaner, that is the ONLY thing that will take care of it. You can try one from a pet store - the most popular available one out East here is Nature's Miracle. It works OK. Usually (for us) took two or three applications. We switched to this one: http://www.nokout.com/odorelim/pets/ Though we hear fabulous things about this one: http://www.catfaeries.com/cleanup.html

What you do is apply the cleaner - and a lot of it. Especially on a couch, it has to soak down into anywhere the pee might have gone. I mean really, thoroughly soaked. Let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes, then blot up as much of the damp as you can. Then it just has to air dry. Our couch would take 2 or 3 days depending upon how humid it was. What we did was cover it with aluminum foil and put towels down over it so we could sit on it. We'd pick up the towels when we weren't sitting on it so there was no "attractive" surface for continued peeing.

You may also want to consider getting a black light to make sure there aren't any more places he went that you don't know about. After dark, turn off the lights, and go through your house/apartment with the black light. Any "pee" spots will turn up as an orange splotch. http://blacklightshop.com/bl6.html

Is he neutered? If not, if he's older than four or five months old, he should be. That will stop behavior like that. If he is neutered, keep an eye on him or just get him to the vet. Peeing outside the box is usually a sign of a medical problem.

Laurie
post #3 of 19
I love Nok Out also. If he sprayed it up the side rather than peed on a horizontal surface, either turn the couch on its side and pour it on, or empty a good part of a spray bottle onto it. You really have to let it saturate to do any good.

Enzyme cleaners also do a great job at cleaning up vomit stains, so don't be afraid to buy a large jug of it. You'll use it over time.
post #4 of 19
I also agree on the black light and an enzyme cleaner (works great for all sorts of stains and odors). Also, for odor removal, you might look into Zero Odor - this stuff has been fantastic for me in removing odors (both urine and even cigarette odor from a friend's car - she couldn't believe it!).

Good luck
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you for everyones help we will go buy the enzymes today or order something online. My husband didnt want him neutered because he wants to breed him. He is going on 2 and he has never done this before. I wonder if he was marking his territory, because he sprayed on my husbands uniform and it went through to the couch. well thanks.
post #6 of 19
Zero Odor is also a very good product but if I recall, it is more expensive than Nok Out. I do have a few bottles of that on hand to spray away the doggie smell on the sofa that they sleep on. I also got skunk smell out of my car with it when I ran over a skunk one time and he hit the entire underside of my car, and the odor permeated into the car.

Nature's Miracle has a fairly strong chemical smell and it leaves a residual odor. Nok Out also leaves an odor, but it sort of smells like chlorine from a swimming pool, which I prefer to the smell of Nature's Miracle. Zero Odor has a trace of an odor as you spray it, but it disappears very quickly. If scents bother you, chose your brand accordingly.
post #7 of 19
If he is not neutered he may continue to do this or do it more often. You may have to consider confining him to his own area if he does... May I ask why your husband wishes to breed him?
post #8 of 19
And with a coach, you're going to have to repeat the cleaning multiple times. The stuff that's soaked in continues to migrate to the surface.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Forensic View Post
If he is not neutered he may continue to do this or do it more often. You may have to consider confining him to his own area if he does... May I ask why your husband wishes to breed him?
He wants to breed him when he gets older so that way we will always have part of hades. He's one of a kind
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
And with a coach, you're going to have to repeat the cleaning multiple times. The stuff that's soaked in continues to migrate to the surface.
We bought some of the enzyme stuff and sprayed it on the couch yesterday today the smell is pretty much gone but we are gonna spray it again.
post #11 of 19
Even when you can't smell it any more, a cat can. Even when it no longer flouresces under a black light, it's still there. One sure-fire way of telling: watch if a cat goes up to that spot and gives it that tell-tale sniff test.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by ilovemyhades View Post
He wants to breed him when he gets older so that way we will always have part of hades. He's one of a kind
Yup, he is one-of-a-kind, and if you breed him, you probably won't end up with a kitten like him. Your best bet if you want a similar cat is to breed his parents again (though this probably isn't possible). I can't see the spraying getting any better if he isn't neutered. I imagine it will likely get worse as he gets older and more socially mature.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by ilovemyhades View Post
He wants to breed him when he gets older so that way we will always have part of hades. He's one of a kind
Every cat is a one-of-kind. I think I know what you mean, but I can guarantee you won't get another cat just like Hades. You use the phrase to mean a very special cat, but the literal phrase applies equally. Unless you're dealing with pure-bred pedigreed cats, there are so many random combinations of genes that your chance of getting another Hades are pretty close to zero. You'll just be producing kittens that you'll then have to find homes for. And there are already plenty of kittens. Another litter is one more litter the world doesn't really need or want.
post #14 of 19
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First, and foremost, I would like to thank the people who assisted in my original thread which was about the spraying. Second, our cat is a purebred balinese Siamese cat. We chose him very carefully. We are not out to make money off of breeding, although if breeding were not done, many people would not have cats and kittens of there own. We did not state we want the exact same cat, a complete replica of our dear Hades. We only want a part of him, which is kind of like why people have children. We want something from him, a part of him. It can be any type of kitten, it would still be from him. That is the sentimental value of it. As for finding homes for more kittens, that would not be a problem, as they would be given away to very loving homes, i.e. our family and fiends who have already asked for a kitten. So again, thank you for those who replied. And for those of you who were a bit less than nice, god bless you.
post #15 of 19
It's certainly true that placing purebred kittens would be much easier.

I think most breeders confine their toms.....if you post in the "Breeder's Corner" you might get some good suggestions on living with a full tomcat kept indoors. Most pet owners don't have a lot of experience in that regard.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by ilovemyhades View Post
Second, our cat is a purebred balinese Siamese cat.....And for those of you who were a bit less than nice, god bless you.
Couple of points before you judge members of this forum as "less than nice." First, this is a cat site. The members here have the welfare of all cats, not just their own cats, as their highest priorities. One of the most serious dangers to cats is overpopulation. We consider breeding plain old domestic cats as one of the highest forms of irresponsibility toward the welfare of the feline world. YOU brought up the subject of breeding and you did NOT state anywhere until the quoted post above that these were purebred cats; a legitimate and accepted reason for breeding. Therefore, I think that the responses you got when we had the picture of breeding a couple of DSH's or whatever were exceedingly mild and non-judgmental considering what such actions usually get. Furthermore, in reading over the responses, I see that every poster contributed to the discussion in a positive way, and you got a lot of good viewpoints and information here.

That all being said, IMO your response in the post above was less gracious and more judgmental than we deserve. I hope you'll stay around the forum; I'm sure you have much to contribute, and we'd like to hear the story play out, but for heaven's sakes, please give the benefit of the doubt until you know somethiing about these people.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
[quote=coaster;2597640]Couple of points before you judge members of this forum as "less than nice." First, this is a cat site. The members here have the welfare of all cats, not just their own cats, as their highest priorities. One of the most serious dangers to cats is overpopulation. We consider breeding plain old domestic cats as one of the highest forms of irresponsibility toward the welfare of the feline world. YOU brought up the subject of breeding and you did NOT state anywhere until the quoted post above that these were purebred cats; a legitimate and accepted reason for breeding. Therefore, I think that the responses you got when we had the picture of breeding a couple of DSH's or whatever were exceedingly mild and non-judgmental considering what such actions usually get. Furthermore, in reading over the responses, I see that every poster contributed to the discussion in a positive way, and you got a lot of good viewpoints and information here.

That all being said, IMO your response in the post above was less gracious and more judgmental than we deserve. I hope you'll stay around the forum; I'm sure you have much to contribute, and we'd like to hear the story play out, but for heaven's sakes, please give the benefit of the doubt until you know somethiing about these people.[/QUOT

Thank you we plan on staying on this forum. We(my husband and myself) have already learned alot from the members here and are not trying to judge anyone so if anyone felt that way we apologize. Someone asked if he was nuetered and we replied no because we would like to breed him then someone asked why. We explained the reason and from there everything else seemed to be about the breeding. Just like people don't want to be judged niether do we. Rather than responding to all the breeding comments and questions we should have initially stated he is a purebread we just didn't expect to have to defend our actions on wanting to breed. We thanked everone for responding to the original thread and still some felt the need to continue about the breeding. We don't mind responding to anyones questions as long as it doesn't turn into a debate. We are not here to argue we are here to learn. We will definitely give all the benifit of the doubt as long as we are given the same.
post #18 of 19
Fair enough.

Now that's settled, have you posted pictures? Balinese are lovely cats.
post #19 of 19
Oh, I'd love to see a Balinese in real life- they seem like such graceful and beautiful cats.
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