How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Odors

By Subodh / May 15, 2012

Cat pee has gained popularity for being one of the most powerful and irritating of all pet scents. It does not only smell awful, but has a very chronic smell that must be eliminated entirely. Maybe you have also noticed that if you do not get rid of the cat urine odor in the urinated spot, it will serve as a territorial mark for the cat to repeat urinating there. Most over the counter available pet-odor treatment kits are costly and also needless unless you are interacting with an outdated pee spot or a delicate material.

You will need the following in dealing with cat urine odors:

• Rubber Gloves > This will help you avoid staining your hands with the cat urine. Direct contact of your hands to the cat urine may lead to other disorders especially if you have an open wound.

• Towels > Make sure to use small but cotton seeded towels for easy handling and good absorption.

• Scrub Brush > After using your scrub brush, make sure to clean it as well before using it on other material such as your clothes during doing the laundry.

• A Bowl

• Warm Water > The warmer the water the better it will be for facilitating evaporation of the smell.

• Dish detergent

• White vinegar > Coconut vinegar will produce better results. You can also make use of acetic acid if you have it in your home.

• Baking Soda

Caution: Analyze this technique on a discreet position first to make sure it doesn’t cause harm or yellowing on the fabric or material.

1. Remove as much of the pee as possible by blotting the spot with a small dry hand towel, re-wet it with water, and then squeeze dry.

2. Once you’ve eliminated as much pee as you could, re-saturate the urinated area with a 50/50 water/white bright vinegar remedy and allow it to air dry. You can make use of a blow dryer if you are in a hurry.

3. Make sure to let the solution stay for at least 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it with water. It would be best to use warm air in drying the area to facilitate odor molecule evaporation.

4. Once you have dried the area, you can now apply your detergent. Make sure to create a good lather using the scrub brush. Let the lather stay for at least 5 minutes before rinsing.

5. Make sure to use warm water in rinsing. You can put the detergent in a bowl and mix it with water so that it will be easier for you to lather and rinse the area.

If you are in a hurry, you can simply purchase a cat urine deodorizer from your nearest pharmacy. This may be a little expensive, but the results are good.