Cats spend about half of their waking hours grooming themselves, which makes them pretty clean animals.

However, as any cat owner is well aware, kitties also have a tendency to knock items off tables, track dirt indoors and occasionally leave a few "gifts" outside the litter box.

Whether you're looking for tips on cleaning up that merlot your cat took an interest in or locating the stain you can smell but can't see, check out the infographic below.

Cat Owners Carpet and Rug Cleaning Guide

Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

The cat owner's cleaning survival guide
Whether it's mud on the floor or urine on the carpet, here's how to clean up after your feline friend.