Pets will urinate on carpets out of fear, anxiety or purely out of need. Young or new pets that are untrained will also use your home as a bathroom before they learn to do it outside.
Depending on the age and diet of your pet, the impact of their urine on your home’s carpet will differ. Diets that are high in protein will produce dark urine that stains carpets. Diets that are high in carbs, such as corn, will not stain carpets as strongly but produce a strong odor.
Cats usually eat food with more protein than dogs. This is why cat urine has a strong odor, and stains more than dog urine. The good thing about cats is that they don’t urinate when they are scared, unlike dogs.
However, cats will spray urine in your home when they reach sexual maturity to mark their territory. So there’s kind of a trade off…
Cat urine (while spraying) also contains testosterone, which will increase the harshness of the urine. Cats usually spray things such as couches and vertical surfaces, but it’s not uncommon for the urine to contaminate carpets as well.
Older pets’ urine will not stain as bad because their bodies produce less uric acid resulting in lesser Pet Stain, However the odor will be stronger. This means that younger pets’ urine is stronger in staining carpets. Also since young pets are often untrained for the first couple of months, they will be urinating a lot on your carpet.
If you need your carpet cleaned to remove urine stains & odor, then call Papa Bear Carpet Care today as our carpet cleaning services are both fast and affordable!