Help With Your Cat: How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell

by Paws on Your Heart on June 25, 2013

¬© borzywoj - Fotolia.comCat urine has a very distinct and strong smell. Cat owners know this cat urine smell all too well, not only from the litter box, but also from when Kitty decides to urinate on the floor. Getting rid of this cat urine smell can be quite a difficult task, especially if it’s on your carpet or upholstered furniture. That’s why we’ve got a few tips to help you get rid of the smell of cat urine in your home for good.

Tip #1:
If you’re unsure where the cat pee is located in your home, but you can definitely smell it, consider using a black light to find the stain. By shining this black light around your home, you will be able to find all of the places where your cat has urinated because the stains will glow under the black light. This tip will make it easier for you to find out where the cat urine smell is coming from so that you can get rid of it for good.

Tip #2:
Create a homemade cleaning mixture of 15 oz Hydrogen peroxide, 2 Tbsp baking soda, and 2 pumps/squirts of liquid soap mixture. This is one of the best cleaners you can use because it will remove both the stain and the cat urine smell. When you are done scrubbing the stain, be sure to wash away the mixture with warm water to completely clean the area.

Tip #3:
To clean upholstery such as a couch or a bed, blot the stain with a paper towel or a sponge soaked in cold water, be sure to blot away any excess moisture. Next, create a solution of 2 Cups of warm water, and 1 Tbsp of vinegar. Apply the mixture to the stained area, then apply a bacterial or enzyme based stain or removing solution. This cleaning technique is a saving grace for couches, mattresses, and any other furniture that is almost impossible to clean.

Tip #4:
If you’re cleaning a carpet create a solution out of peroxide, baking soda, and warm water. Mix the ingredients into a paste, and rub the mixture deep into the carpet. Cleanse it with warm, soapy water, and then vacuum the area. The stain and the smell should be gone, and your carpet will be as good as new.

Tip #5:
After cleaning the area, spray it with a mixture of lemon juice and water. This will freshen up the newly cleaned area, and it will deter your cat from urinating in the same area again because cats are not a fan of citrus scents.

Do you have any great tips for cleaning cat urine or getting rid of the cat urine smell? We’d love to hear them, so be sure to let us know in the comments section below!


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