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Cat peed on my books

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Peter-PP, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Peter-PP

    Peter-PP Stunt Coordinator

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    One of my cats peed on my books and the books stink of pee and they are also stained with pee. I put the books outside to dry and hopefully air out the urine smell. How do I get the smell and stain out?

    Thanks, any help/advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    This happened to me once...I ended up shelling out the money for new books. [​IMG]
     
  3. HienN

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    I'm not sure how to get rid of the stains, but to remove the smell, you could try a cat urine cleaner available at pet stores.
     
  4. Mike Lenthol

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    Was it indiscriminate or targeted peeing?
     
  5. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    youll never lose the smell. cat piss is one of the hardest smells to rid of. Ewwww get new books, imagine smelling cat piss every time you opened your book.
     
  6. HienN

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    I think the cleaner solutions have enzymes that neutralize the cat urine. The difficulty with getting rid of the smell is that often the urine is soaked into carpet pads and walls, and it's next to impossible to reach those areas with the solutions. In books, you could turn page by page and clean them that way. I'm assuming that these are expensive books that you don't want to lose or replace.
     
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    Anyone else get a sophomoric chuckle that this thread was started by Peter-PP. [​IMG]

    Sorry...back to helpful tips... [​IMG]
     
  8. Peter-PP

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    Ha ha ha, yes I get the PP joke. Those are my initials, actually.

    Thanks for the advice but I'm afraid the books are all ruined. Most are hardcover nonfictions that I had been collecting for many years. Anyway, I'm going to put them in a box with moth balls and seal it tight and see what happens. I'm really pissed (get it?)
     
  9. StephenA

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    I would just throw the books out. Cat pee stays in stuff. I've had cats pee on clothes, and even after many washings the smell was there.
     
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    Sad to say but yes I did. [​IMG] I also knew someone around here would have pointed it out within 10 posts.
     
  11. LDfan

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    Get new books. As an owner of 5 cats there is nothing you can do. Cat piss is probably one of the most vile things ever!


    Jeff
     
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    Ewwwww! Now they're gonna smell like cat pee AND moth balls! Double Ick! [​IMG]

    Why not spray some bug spray in the box before you seal it up? [​IMG]


    just kidding
     
  13. Tony Whalen

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    While I've been successful at removing the smell of cat pee from carpet, books are a different story. Sorry, but I'd just toss 'em and buy new ones. Sucks, but I can't think of a way to get the smell (or stains) out of paper.
     
  14. Peter-PP

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    I'm hoping the moth balls would remove the smell.
     
  15. StephenA

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    I don't think the moth balls will remove the smell. I think they'll only add to the smell and make things worse, and maybe even create a new disgusting smell.
     
  16. MarkHastings

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    Moth Balls aren't used to absorb odors (like baking soda does), they are basically condensed balls of bug spray. They are made of chemicals that kill moths. Most people think they are used to fight moisture (like silica), but I don't think that's true.

    The only thing you're doing is masking the cat pee smell with the moth ball smell.

    http://www.howstuffworks.com/question210.htm
     
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    Did someone say SILICA??? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Paradichlorobenzene is Silicas nemesis!
     

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