I adopted two cats with intermittent litter box issues to a very clever adopter 
a couple of years ago.  These two -- gorgeous Maine Coon sisters -- would pee 
where they shouldn't when they were stressed, like with rehoming for example.  
This adopter covered her sofa with plastic wrap and then dabbed vinegar all 
over it.  She did this for a month while the girls settled in and bonded with 
their litter boxes.  FWIW, it worked.

From: catatonya <catato...@yahoo.com>
To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bedwetting Cat sofa advice?

Hi, I'm Tonya. I haven't been on list for quite a while. My positive cat DD is 
doing great. She is going on 14! We had some wetting incidents over the summer, 
and I was sure we were looking at kidneys, but her vet visit found her 
I am pretty much the queen of waterproofing. And yes it does save heating bills 
in the winter!
My question is this. I have used everything mentioned for beds on sofas to no 
effect. Anyone have a peeproof sofa recommendation besides covering in plastic 
and then covering with sheets? My cat will move and pull all the plastic away 
and get some of the urine on the sofa. I have a sofa and a love seat turned 
upside down in my living room right now where I gave up!

>From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
>To: felvtalk <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 12:44 PM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Bedwetting Cat
>For the summer, you can get either the disposable large size pads or the adult 
>mattress pads that are sold at medical supply shops for adults with bladder 
>incontinence.  Hey, I'm the queen of waterproofing.  With all the cats I have 
>had, there has always been a bed wetting problem with at least one or two of 
>them.  Instead of screaming and tearing my hair out and dumping the cat out 
>the door, I used some of my elderly mom's disposable mattress pads for a 
>while.  She actually wasn't incontinent but she couldn't walk so needed a bed 
>pan, so just in case...I would use the mattress pads.  Then I purchased 
>several of the washable types when one of my very old cats began thinking the 
>bed was her litter box.  You can also purchase a zippered waterproof mattress 
>cover, then put a regular quilted mattress topper over it and just toss the 
>topper into the washing machine if someone makes a mistake, sponge the 
>waterproof cover with rubbing alcohol.  It's a
 good deodorizer after it evaporates.  But in the summer, if you don't want to 
feel you are being shrink wrapped, you can use the top removable types and 
either toss into the wash or toss into the garbage if they are disposable.  The 
washable are more economical. You can even make up the bed in the morning and 
then put a fitted waterproof mattress topper over the whole thing to keep 
everything good while you are gone.  If an accident happens, you just whisk the 
cover off and you are ready for sleeping in the bed.
>For the nasty drip into the mattress I would recommend an enzyme type odor 
>eliminator.  I used to use Petzyme, which you can purchase at PetsMart.  It 
>doesn't have any added scent as a cover up.  Sometimes I think I prefer the 
>odor of cat pee to those awful "perfumes" they dump into deodorizers.  When 
>you use the enzyme type deodorizer, you have to make sure the spot stays wet 
>for at least 24 hours.  If it dries out, by-by little beneficial bacteria and 
>the enzyme doesn't work.
>You can Google cat urine neutralizer or deodorizer and see what you come up 
>with. There are many brands and many prices.
>Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
>neighbors too!
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