Question by Quantum Leap: Baking soda on cat hairballs on the carpet.. does this really work?
I once heard that if you sprinkle baking soda on a hairball that a cat (or dog) left on your carpet, and let it sit, that it will be easy to just come back around with a vacuum cleaner and it will take it right up, leaving just a slight stain on the carpet. Is this true, or just a myth?
I just tried it, and it did work. Right after my cat hacked up the hairball, I sprinkled the baking soda on it, and I let it for about an hour and half, than I vacuumed it up, and you can’t even tell it was there. After that, I sprayed some Febreeze on it just so their won’t be an odor. So the baking soda on hairballs does work. =)
I made a typo, I meant to say that I let it sit for an hour and half.
Answer by old cat lady
Sounds like it works pretty well. I use club soda on those kind of stains. It must be the same principle – the soda neutralizes the acid in the upchuck which is acidic from the cat’s stomach acids.
So the powder might be even better as it dries the stuff out and makes it easier to vacuum up.
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