How do I clean cat urine out of carpet?


My old, old kitty peed on the outside of the litter box, which was on a bathmat on top of the carpet. So. I didn't notice right away. It soaked through the carpet. I have shampood it 4 times, tried baking soda & vinegar, tried oxyclean. It still stinks. Now I have the litter box on top of a wee wee pad for future protection.

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 28, 2019

    If it's in the pad you are out of luck and will have to replace carpet and pad. Before you do that have you tried the urine eraducater products sold at pet stores? We use Nature's Miracle. Good luck.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jul 28, 2019

    You tried every possible method except a professional steam cleaning. I suggest pouring Arm & Hammer Carpet Fresh for Pets on it and let sit a full day before vacuuming. You can buy it for $1 at Dollar Tree.

  • Syl Syl on Jul 28, 2019

    That's a tough stain. I called in a professional rug ceaner & they "guaranteed" the smell & old stains of a small dog & cat, from the previous owner would be removed/gone when they treated my rugs with special pet stain removers. NOT!! Within one month from the day they treated the rugs, I could see all of the stains again...everywhere. I was out of pocket $600.00 for "professional rug cleaning" of three rooms...10 × 12 each. If there is anyone out there with a fool proof way to clean pet damaged rugs. I would love to hear what it is.

  • William William on Jul 28, 2019

    Seems like you tried everything. What you need is a pet enzyme cleaner from the pet store. Natures Miracle is a good one.

  • Wilma Wilma on Dec 01, 2019

    Sorry for chiming in a bit late to the discussion, 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?