How to get rid of smell from cats?

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  • Gk Gk on Jun 19, 2018
    It is very difficult to get rid of cat smell especially if they have urinated in any place but the cat box. If you have carpets I would clean them well with a steam cleaner using a shampoo made specifically for pet odors, wash walls and trim with vinegar and warm water, and check furniture they may have sprayed on so you can clean that as well. Having professional come in to clean carpets is also a good idea because they have a light that shows any cat urine spots and special chemicals they will spray to eliminate odors. Use cat litter that clumps up in the litter box and clean out on a daily basis. Sometimes even buying new litter boxes helps to reduce the smell.
  • Sarah Gombos Sarah Gombos on Jun 19, 2018
    Use the arm and hammer cat litter and change every two days i put fabr Plug ins everywhere and pour baking spas over the kitty litter also the kitty litter box is one that is like a sealed box with a kitty door it Seals the smell better then an Opened kitty box I have two cats double the duty and I always make sure I have those essentials
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 19, 2018
    You can use enzyme products from Walmart or pets stores, etc. or use full strength vinegar anywhere you detect the odor. It most likely is coming from spots where they have used a area of carpet, or sprayed furniture. Let vinegar dry and see if it needs reapplying. Even with the enzyme products it may take more than one application. Clean the litter boxes themselves frequently.
  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 19, 2018
    dont forget to clean the padding as well as the carpet. this smell will last a LONG time if you dont get it all.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jun 19, 2018
    How many cats do you have? Are they neutered? If you're hoarding and/or have unneutered cats, you deserve to smell that odor. Unfortunately, the cats don't. My place never smells like cat waste; people are surprised I have cats. None of the veterinary hospitals I worked at retained odors, either.

    Add a litter box for every odd-numbered cat. For three cats, use two litter boxes, for five, use three. Toxic fumes build up in covered boxes, so open boxes are better. Place them in secluded areas. Scoop waste daily, but don't add additional litter. When urine reaches the floor of the litter box, it's time to completely empty and wash it with hot soapy water. Rinse well, dry thoroughly, and add eight more pounds of cat litter.

    The glossy finish of most litter boxes is very permeable to odors. I've used the same litter box for almost 25 years, and it has no smell. I saw one made out of a dull or satin finish plastic at PetCo, otherwise look for an appropriately sized storarage bin. I used a Sterlite one for a travel litter box.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 19, 2018
    I have the same problem....a soft heart... most of our cats are rescues... and we promised them a home, and most are now geriatrics at 8+.... Nature's Miracle makes a product that helps eliminate the pheromone.... in the RED container specific formula for CATS... I spray thru out the house regularly... and Petsmart often has it on sale BOBO1/2 i use the sprayer that came with one gallon of the product (battery operated)... or you can use an inexpensive garden sprayer...
    it helps.... so does Hydrogen peroxide.... or peroxide mixed with white vinegar..... vinegar works in the laundry... but does not destroy the urine bacteria the way the Nature's Miracle does.... it really is not a "one and done" have to repeat it about once every 1-2 weeks... to keep after it... and a spray bottle does not put out enough product to soak the carpet and work on the whole stain...
    I have found that using a good cleaning product like TSP or pine sol with some added vinegar works on the walls and such areas.... and the last time I shampooed the carpets I added 1/4 cup of Fabreeze to the Cleaning solution
    It is a process.... and as irritating as it is... we enjoy and love the cats enough to go thru it for their sake.
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