How do I get rid of the odor of cat urine?

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  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Mar 21, 2019

    OMG!!!! I hear you on this one! I have a really hard time with that! Where is the cat smell?? On the walls or in a piece of furniture you are re-doing? If it is in a piece of furniture or wood of any kind, check out my post... Otherwise, if it is in a basement I had some experience with that as well. When we bought our house, the cat smell was so incredibly strong I could barely go down there. We have totally eliminated that smell. The way we did it was by washing all the walls. I carpet cleaned the basement berber carpet twice and we put a de-humidifier in the room. When that de-humidifier ran I couldn't smell cat. However the least bit of moisture brought the smell back into the room slightly. Over the years it dissipated but to really get rid of the smell completely we took up the carpet and put down a rubber floor over the cement. I don't smell anything when I go down there now. GOOD LUCK!!!!! You will need it while cleaning. lol.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 21, 2019

    Hi Dave: I have used a product called Odormute. Pet Supplies Plus used to carry it, but I'm not sure now. You can get it online. You need a product that will change the chemical properties of the urine, or an enzyme eater. Also, Odormute will clean the spot. I have used it for years and have not been disappointed. Even on cat pee stains that were over 16 years old under a carpet, through the padding, in a corner and onto the wooden floor. Never knew the cats were using that area:( AC takes care of a lot of smells. Also cleaned and whitened my son's baseball pants. The cats peed on them and I found out a year later (they were in a box) and the pants came out white and stink free. The stuff seems expensive, but you just use a little bit. It's environmentally safe, you can use it on your pet for skunk smells, and it's made in the USA! Doesn't get any better than that. Good luck with whatever you use.

  • William William on Mar 21, 2019

    You need an enzyme cleaner odor cleaner from the pet store. Natures Miracle is one of the best.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 21, 2019

    Wash, clean, shampoo anything in the area with vinegar and water, with a little Dawn for a fresh, soft finish. Include chair and stool legs, cushions, and any other areas where the cat may have napped or sat without “wiping”. Dry in the sunshine and a breeze if possible. Best wishes!

  • Sally M Sally M on Mar 22, 2019

    I’ve used straight rubbing alcohol on furniture, painted walls and carpet/rugs and it’s worked great. Killing the bacteria that causes the smell is key to making the smell go away. And cat urine is sticky, so I mixed a little Dawn with the alcohol on floors and walls.

  • SuzziQ SuzziQ on Mar 25, 2019

    Zero Odor works great! I order it on They offer pet odor spray, liter box spray and a general household formula.

  • Jupo Sirat Jupo Sirat on Oct 15, 2019

    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 :)

    Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out:

    I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this. Have a wonderful day!

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