Cat urine

My cat chooses NOT to use the litter box at times. How do I get rid of the smell in the carpet?

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    • Lisa Lisa on Dec 01, 2019

      Sorry for chiming in a bit late to the discussion mate, but I really feel like I need to add my 2 cents.

      Cats don't just pee on floors and beds because they're in pain - could be a multitude of other reasons! Most common is that male cats feel the need to mark their territory.

      As for myself, I finally found something that works for the cat pee smell in my home! A herbal mixture of sorts! I now recommend it to everyone because it works so freakin' well and we save SOO much money!

      You should definitely check it out, we don't even buy Odorban and the likes any longer :)

      What a relief to finally have gotten rid of the horrible cat pee smell, and for a decent price as well.

      Registered an account only to say this:

      One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

      My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked.

      He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at. It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior. Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

      To be honest, I don't know too much more about it so I did a quick Google search and here's a description of the spray with a long review as well:

      No I have not been paid for this post nor do I make any commissions off of it. I really just want to help you guys out. I hope you don't mind.

      I'm based in Sweden, by the way, so you should be able to get it too.

      Good luck with the odor! It really lowers your quality of life, doesn't it?

  • TDL Anna TDL Anna on Feb 10, 2018
    Baking soda mixed with a little bit of orange scented cleaner works well to remove the smell. Mix a a paste of about half a cup of baking soda with a tablespoon of cleaner, place on the area an let it dry. Then vacuum up. Cat will not use that spot again, as they do not like the smell of citrus.
  • Linda Linda on Feb 10, 2018
    They make a spray to counteract the odor. Sometimes vets sell it or it is usually sold at pet stores or Walmart. It works pretty good. I use this one but test your carpet for colorfastness first. Directions for carpet use are included on the back.
  • Julie Wheat Julie Wheat on Feb 10, 2018
    Out! Stain & Odor Remover check pet section at Target and/or Walmart
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Feb 10, 2018
    First, place kitty litter on the spot and let it sit to draw out the smell. Then pour club soda on it and blot it off. Let dry. Then sprinkle Arm and Hammer Carpet Fresh for Pets on it and let it sit. Then vacuum. Should work wonders!
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 10, 2018
    I use pure vinegar. Check the carpet in an unnoticeable spot to make sure it doesn't alter the color or texture when it dries. Spray it on, using enough to get it well down into the carpet and pad. Let it dry, you won't smell the vinegar anymore. Give it the sniff test and repeat if necessary. Make sure you do an area bigger than the spot to make sure you get the whole area where it may spread through absorbing into the fibers around the spot. My son has a hybrid cat that used to use the extra bedroom on occasion as her littler box. When I got rid of the odor in the carpet, she has completely stopped using the bedroom as a litter box. Perhaps it will work for you. Vinegar is definitely cheaper than getting the ones they have in the stores and works quicker for me, and doesn't take so many do overs with the odorous cat pee.
  • P poupon P poupon on Feb 10, 2018
    You can’t! It stays forever. You can try using a vinegar solution with a few drops of essential oil but test area first. But I can always smell cat pee.
  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Feb 10, 2018
    Sounds like you need to learn more about training a cat. Or trade him for a dog...just kidding.
  • Deborah Parliament Deborah Parliament on Feb 10, 2018
    One of the reasons your cat may not use the litter box is because you are not cleaning and/or changing the litter often enough. To get rid of the smell, use vinegar and baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot and pour some vinegar on it and let it bubble. Once dry vacuum up. Peroxide works wonders as well.
  • Kim Kim on Feb 10, 2018
    Natures remedy does the job! It removes the smell and the crystals that signal the cat to use that spot again.
  • Cdgqyr Cdgqyr on Feb 12, 2018
    Sometimes those boys like to leave their mark! Try Angry Orange. It removes the smell and deters the cat from marking the area again. The reviews on Amazon are amazing.
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