Originally Posted by ugaimes
A little over 2 weeks ago, Eppie started peeing on one of the couches. She already had 2 UTIs over the summer, so I took her to the vet right away. He said yup, another UTI, gave her a shot to kick-start the meds, and she's been on oral medicine since (it's a 20-day dosage). The problem is that she is STILL peeing on BOTH of the couches. I've removed the slipcovers, covered the couches in newspaper and boxes (yeah, we've been sitting on the floor for the past 2 weeks), and she still finds spots on the couches to pee. I've been using that Zero Odor stuff that Mary Anne recommended, but the smell is still there.
I just cannot figure out if she's still peeing b/c she is not entirely through with her medicine yet or if there could be some other problem. Any ideas?
I have an idea that has worked in the past. Of course it won't win you any home decor awards.
Ok first of all enzyme based odor removers need time to work. Up to 2 weeks with repeated applications. If Eppie pees again in the same spot or close to it, you're basically back to square one.
My suggestion is clean all the spots thoroughly again, then liberally apply an enzyme based odor remover. Nature's miracle or the one Mary Anne recommended.
Then,...... here comes the ugly part.....buy a brand new plastic tarp (yeah the ugly blue or grey kind) and cover the couch with this. Don't tuck it in too tight, the cleaned spots need some air, but make sure Eppie can't get up underneath the tarp to the fabric surface of the couch.
This will serve several purposes. The enzymes will have a chance to effectively get rid of the odor (you may need to re-apply several times), Eppie probably won't like the crinkle sound the tarp makes when she jumps on the couch, so maybe she'll stay off and she won't be able to smell where she's pee'd before. On the off chance she pee's there again, it's on plastic and easily cleaned up.
Hope you get it worked out!