How to Remove Cat Urine Odour
Let’s be honest, no matter how much you love your kitty cat, the truth is that sometimes cleaning after it can be quite difficult, especially if inconveniences happen and they do so quite frequently. Unfortunately, it might come a time when your cat will start urinating outside its litter box, and the smell can be quite awful. And, it really doesn’t matter whether your cat has peed on the pet furniture you bought specially for it or it pees on your carpet or clothes. The most important thing is to neutralise and get rid of the smell.
Why Cats Urine Has Such a Strong Smell?
Truth be told is that animals’ urine in general is quite smelly, but the thing that gives cat urine such a bad smell is the bacterium which decomposes. Once decomposed, the urine emits mercaptans which is one of the main reasons for the cat’s urine strong ammonia-like odour.
How Do You Neutralize the Smell of Cat Urine?
Get a Cat Odor Eliminator
The simplest, easiest and quickest way to get rid of a bad cat urine odour is with the help of a cat urine odor removal product. Unfortunately, not all of them can give you the desired results, so when in the search for such a product, make sure to choose an enzyme-based cat urine odor removal solution. Whether talking about removing cat urine odour and stains from carpets, cushions, mattresses, linens or furniture, an enzyme-based cleaner will help you get rid of everything. The reason why these products are so good is thanks to the contained enzymes which actually break down the acid in cat urine while helping to remove bad smells and bacteria at the same time.
Cleaning every spot with such a potent cat odor removal product is paramount. You should clean each and every possibly marked spot to the point that your cat won’t be able to smell the urine. Otherwise, you risk your cat making the same mistake again. How come?! Well, if your cat or any other cat smells a urine spot somewhere in your home, the cat will use the same area for the same purpose. So, yeah, it is quite fundamental that you entirely clean the ‘crime scene’ in order to be sure that this mistake won’t happen again.
The best about these products is that manufacturers give you the opportunity to choose from different types of cat odour eliminating products. The best of all is that the newest ones are also designed to get rid of urine stains. The one and only compound you should avoid in such products is ammonia since ammonia is also a component of cats urine. So, if they smell ammonia (even if talking about ammonia contained in cats urine removal product), then you will achieve the opposite of what you are trying to do.
Use a Wet Vacuum Cleaner
Even though you have used an enzyme-based cleaner, you won’t be able to manually extract all excess water and product. The secret of these vacuum cleaners is that they expel clean water onto the carpeting area or fabric while sucking dirty water. This, in fact, is a great way to rinse the area, especially if cleaning furniture or carpet. The one and only thing you need to do is to follow the vacuum instructions and that’s it.
Note: Before using any product cleaner and vacuum, make sure to remove as much urine as possible. The easiest way to do this is to blot the area with an absorbent paper towel.
Try Baking Soda
It’s not a secret that baking soda is a holly-grail natural neutraliser that is used for eliminating and absorbing odour. All you have to do is to sprinkle the area after you’ve cleaned it and let it sit for as long as you can. If possible, let it sit overnight, after which you can vacuum it.
Why Cats Urinate Outside Their Litter Box?
There are a number of reasons why cats urinate outside of their litter box. The first and most common one is having some kind of a medical issue. Urinating outside of the litter box might be a symptom of urinary tract infection, diabetes or kidney disease. Besides this, cats with arthritis can also urinate outside their litter box as they might find it difficult to get into the box. So, if you notice that your cat is having such accidents quite often, taking it to your vet is essential in order to exclude some kind of health condition.
A Dirty Litter Box
Well, truth be told, no one wants to use a dirty potty or a litter box. An if you want to make a habit for your cat to use the litter box and nothing else, then you’ll have to keep it clean since day one. In order to do this, you’ll have to scoop the litter every day. In case you have several cats, doing this several times a day might be needed.