SUNSHINE CARPET CLEANING - BUYING A SPOT REMOVER? CONSIDER YOUR PET
Article submitted by Steve at Sunshine Carpet Cleaning
Published: April 14th, 2010, Pet Enthusiast, Page 3
Pet owners should consider their pets when they buy a spot remover.
Pets are sensitive to foods and chemicals that humans are not. Some of the foods could be deadly. Do not feed your pets chocolate, grapes, raisins, coffee, tea, animal fats and fried foods, macadamia nuts, walnuts, tomatoes, avocados, salt, sugar and corn syrup.
Spot removers can cause severe liver and kidney damage to your pet, specifically those with Butoxyethanol. Be careful, check the label and stay away from products containing this chemical (ie. Hotshot, M.S.D.S, redlights, Butoxyethanol).
Avoid buying ammonia-based products to clean urine. One of the ingredients of urine is ammonia. When urine dries the ammonia salts leave an odor that pets repeatedly return to.
Products that are immediately available in your kitchen can work as well. Blot urine stains, then apply a 2% solution of dish soap and water and repeat with vinegar. Pet accidents left untreated may leave yellow carpet stains or the urine can oxidize and react with the dye to bleach the carpet. Color loss may take weeks to happen but it can also happen in days. Pet owners have told us this story. After the stain was removed the odor remained. Consumer products don't work well enough for odor. Pet owners have told us they tried everything. It's the odor that attracts pets to the same area.
A professional carpet cleaner can thoroughly clean areas where your pet peed in the past and completely remove the scent to discourage repeating.
Q: Why has my pet suddenly began peeing in the house when he didn't do it before?
A: Usually it is because of feelings of insecurity or a perceived threat. This perceived threat can be the introduction of a new baby getting all the attention, a new pet, a visitor or the smell of other animals on your clothing can trigger a pet to feel the need to mark territory. This doesn't mean it will become a regular problem. Pets may urinate once or twice and then never do it again.
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