Cat Throw-up on New Carpet
I have new beige wall-to-wall carpet. One of the cats threw up a large amount of fishy smelling wet cat food. I think I made a mistake in cleaning it. I used a wet cloth, water only, and scrubbed back and forth. I kept rinsing and wringing the cloth and scrubbing it over the fibers. I should have wrung it out better. I think I over soaked the area and drove the mess futher into the depths of the carpet. Now the room smells fishy.
What is the best cleaner which will not leave a soapy area which becomes a future sticky dirt magnet? Do I need to hire a professional carpet cleaner guy?
Thanks cleaning experts!