Doing The Impossible: Cleaning Cat Urine

August 25, 2010

in Cats

Most of us would probably agree that there are thousands of things we would rather be spending our time doing than cleaning cat urine. Don’t forget that cleaning the stuff up will be much more pleasant than smelling it for years to come: Ask any cat owner that has had a cat relieve themselves on a carpet, article of furniture, hardwood flooring, etc. Once the smell seeps in, it can really seem impossible at times to get rid of it.

Tried & True Method

First and foremost for when you start cleaning cat urine: Soak up as much of it as you can with paper towels, wet/dry vacuum, etc. Don’t let it soak in to the area any longer than is possible.

Next, generously sprinkle baking soda all over the affected area, then spray or pour some diluted vinegar on it (pure vinegar can be used, but not diluting it may discolor fabrics).

Use an old scrub brush or rag and thoroughly wipe the area.

Now sprinkle some more baking soda on and follow up with some hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of dish soap (or laundry detergent).

Scrub again and don’t forget the “elbow grease.” Follow up with a vacuuming.

Any areas that don’t have fabric can be bleached. Bleach is actually the most effective home remedy for cleaning cat urine, but it will destroy clothes and carpets.

If all else fails, or you don’t want to spend time using the method above: Look for commercial products with enzymes in them specifically designed to break down the smell of cat urine. Don’t feel like you’re alone in thinking that cat urine is one of the most offensive and hard to destroy smells that will grip your home: It is and can be quite embarrassing having a friend or neighbor point out the smell while you’re having dinner or drinks.

Find out more on cleaning cat urine and read many interesting articles on pet health care.

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