God, I need help before it gets cold outside! I previously had 2 cats which co-habitited great, no litter box problems at all! HOWEVER... I recently adopted a kitten that was a stray from outside(other 2 cats are adult spayed females). He is a not yet neutered male. Well, the 2 others had him cornered behind a couch for the first couple of days and he peed on my carpet. Me not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, shampooed and re-shampooed the rug in that spot. Well, there was a heat duct close by and we continued to smell the odor. So Hubby went to the basement, took off the heat duct and got a puddle of shampooer cat pee splashed on his feet. Took the heat duct off, will replace it soon...
Here is the newest problem, I don't know if they can still smell the odor, or if they knew it was there before and now think it's an okay place to go, but one of them is peeing down all of the other heat ducts that are accessible to them.
I keep smelling this cat urine odor, and I take the vent off of the top and stick a paper towel down the duct and find a puddle. I have the flexible duct that attaches to the aluminum one at the vent. I am afraid that all of the flexible ducts will need to be replaced, not sure if they are "waterproof" on the inside. I need to know what to do here. I thought about getting the plastic air deflectors that they sell at Home Depot, and ataching them on the vents to prevent them from doing it over and over, however, I'm then afraid that they will then choose a place on the carpet.
I don't want to get rid of the male, he is such a sweetheart, and my 2 year old son and him play together so nicely, but without help or suggestions, it is looking as if that is what I'm going to have to do.
I don't even want to THINK about how bad it will smell once I turn on the heat for the winter!!! Thanks in advance! Erica