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How to get Rid of the Smell of Cat Pee


Having a pet can be a good experience for people of all ages and classes, but doing their care and cleaning can cause many problems and questions. Cats and dogs, the most common pets, have a bad habit of urinating on sofas, armchairs, and all the upholstered furniture they have. This happens more often when the animals are young and are not fully trained to go outside and use the litter box. But if your pet is suddenly urinating, it could be a sign of illness and you should take him to the vet. In the meantime, it’s important to clean and remove your pet’s urine and urine odor to prevent future accidents from happening.

MethodoneUsing an Enzymatic Cleaner

  1. oneFind the dirty place as soon as possible. If your pet’s urine penetrates deep into the floor, or even the wooden frame, it can be extremely difficult to urinate. In most cases, you can find the location of the urine right away. If you can’t find it, you can try:
    • Using your nose. Pet urine has a very distinctive odor and mostly smells like ammonia
    • Using a purple light. Pet urine is visible when viewed with purple light, even if the stains have dried up or have been days after, due to its chemical properties, and especially the chemicals that create odor. Draw around this area with chalk or mark it with a sticky note to help clear urine when you turn on the lights.
  2. 2ndAbsorb urine on newsprint or a paper towel. Absorb as much urine as possible by pressing the newspaper or paper towel against the upholstery with your gloved hands. Press the flooring firmly.
    • You can put the soaking newspaper or paper towel where you want your pet to pee. This is a positive way to help them understand where to pee by moving the smell of urine to a convenient location.
  3. 3Wet the dirty area with an enzymatic cleaner. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then soak the cleaner on the newspaper, towel, or paper towel as much as possible. Finally, let it dry.
    • If the enzymatic cleaner doesn’t remove the odor or stain the first time, you may need to repeat this process.
    • Enzymes are essential for breaking down the chemical bonds that makeup urine. For example, when a pet urinates, the area in its urine breaks down into a bacteria that produces a distinctive urine odor. The longer the urine is left to decompose, the worse the smell. Fortunately, most chemicals in the urine can be easily cleaned with water and household detergents. On the other hand, uric acid is the only water-insoluble component of urine, which must be broken down by enzymes.
  4. 4Cover it while the cleaner takes effect and the dirty place dries. Some pet owners cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent their pets from peeing there again, or turn the laundry basket upside down and place it on the stain. This also helps remind family members not to step or sit on the stain while it dries.
    • It can take a long time, even days, for the stain to dry completely, especially if the stain has penetrated too deep and more enzymatic cleaner is required.
    • Aluminum foil is a great deterrent to discourage your pet from peeing on the floor again. When he steps on the pet, the sound and sensation it gives off will make your pet unpleasant or even scaring him off from the floor completely.
    • You can leave pillows or cushions outside in the sun for as long as possible to dry.TO

Method2ndUsing Other Methods

  1. one now that only enzymatic cleaners can completely remove urine odor. Uric acid can only be broken down by enzymes. Unfortunately, cleaners such as baking soda, soap, and vinegar can only temporarily hide the scent. If you don’t have the enzymatic cleaner on hand when it happens, then it’s good to use these alternative methods. Eventually, you will need to clean the urine area with an enzymatic cleaner.
    • Over time, the smell of urine will reappear and your pet will smell it and see that area as a suitable place to pee.
  2. 2ndUse baking soda and vinegar. When baking soda and vinegar combine, they form water and sodium acetate (i.e. salt). Sodium acetate acts as an abrasive that removes stubborn residue. While baking soda helps eliminate odors, vinegar cleans and removes deposits. Follow these steps to use this cleaner:
    • Suck up as much urine as possible through the upholstery before using any cleaning agent.
    • Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and let it sit for five minutes. Baking soda will help to deodorize the stain.
    • In a spray bottle, mix equal parts water and distilled white vinegar. Alternatively, you can just use a bowl or bowl.
    • Spray or pour the water and vinegar mixture directly onto the baking soda stain. Hold this for 5 minutes as well.
    • Dry the stain with a towel or paper towel.
  3. 3Mix hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down certain chemicals in the urine through oxidation. To use this cleaner, follow these steps:
    • Suck up as much urine as possible through the upholstery before using any cleaning agent.
    • Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and let it sit for five minutes. Baking soda will help to deodorize the stain.
    • Mix half a glass of hydrogen peroxide at 3% concentration and a teaspoon of dish soap in a bowl.
    • Pour the hydrogen peroxide mixture on a towel and gently dab the stain.
  4. 4Use Listerine as a deodorizer. Concentrated Listerine has a strong scent that can help hide the smell of urine. Pour some Listerine into the spray bottle and spray it on the urine-stained area.
    • This method does not clean or remove urine stains. It only helps to add a fresh scent to your home.


  • If all else fails, you may need to use a specially equipped carpet washer, upholstery cleaner, or deodorizer for upholstery. This saves you a lot of stress and makes your flooring look new.
  • For a stronger effect, spray the stain with Febreze or other general deodorizers.


  • Find out why your pet is urinating in inappropriate places. Often, peeing in inappropriate places is a sign of urinary tract infection or another illness. It can also be caused by stress or fear. Take your pet to the vet for observation and troubleshooting.
  • Never use bleach as a cleaning agent because the ammonia in it will draw your pet back to the same place and ruin their upholstery.
  • Always wear gloves when cleaning urine.

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