How to get rid of cats pee smell?

  9 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 25, 2018
    Vinegar is the easiest. If it is the litter box, each time you put in new litter wipe it out with vinegar and let it dry before you put in the fresh litter. If it is in a rug or carpet, saturate the area by spraying full strength vinegar in a slightly larger area, making sure to get it down to the pad if it is carpet, or all the way through the rug. Let it dry and you won't smell the vinegar anymore. The urine odor should be gone, or almost gone. It usually takes more than one try no matter what you use, vinegar is just the cheapest and most people always have vinegar in the house. This is what I do with pet oops's all the time and it has worked well for me. I found that the expensive store bought stuff doesn't work any better than the vinegar and it will also take care any bacteria or mold or mildew that may try to come from the area.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Mar 25, 2018
    Many people try many things. For some reason cat pee seems to be able to withstand floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms and earthquakes, but see what these fine people have to say about the subject! Good luck.

  • Karenmenard Karenmenard on Mar 25, 2018
    I have had many cats and I always used concentrated pet odor eliminator from a pet warehouse, and has always worked wonders. The one time it didn't (in my young son's bedroom) I tried many things, even using a blacklight to find the spots I thought I missed. Nothing. This was at the footboard of my son's bed, next to one of the posts on the floor. It was unfinished wood on the bottom so I lifted the post and put it into a plastic non-dairy whipped topping container. Then, I put 2 inches of the Pet Odor eliminator into the container and I waited 2 days, removed the container, dried the bottom of the post and the odor was gone. Even in the hot steamy New England summer, the odor was gone.

    • Lisa Lisa 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?

  • Christel Christel on Mar 25, 2018
    Unfortunately, our cat has developed a terrible habit of urinating on any clothing left on the floor. With two teenagers, it's become a real problem. For clothing, I've found that Nature's Miracle works great. I just put about 1/2 cup in with the wash (more if there are several pieces that were urinated on) and it works great! Good luck!

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 25, 2018
    If on carpet,have carpet lifted up paint floor with kilz paint and have either new carpet installed of if your carpet is in great condition then have it retacked down professionally and then have it cleaned professionally. As long as your cat doesnt pee again on it or if this is something you bought and didn't realize that previous owner had masked the smell you can enjoy a urine free smelling home. I can tell you that from experience. We had the second thing happen, we bought a home that a cat had lived in and they replaced carpet but didn't paint floor. We chose to replace carpet once floor was painted.

  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 25, 2018
    Vinegar soak a towel place in spot let sit for a bit. If in rug let soak in. Wipe and air dry

  • Dizzy1058 Dizzy1058 on Mar 25, 2018
    thank you very much guys🙏💝

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 20, 2021

    Hi there, I'm not sure where the cat pee smell is coming from, you'll have to give the area a really deep clean to prevent your purr babies from doing it again. Your best bet is to use a cleaning product that's made specifically for pet odors and urine that will break down the uric acid. OudorMute works really well and you can get it online - You can also look for citronella incense sticks or room spray and use that to stop them from coming into the room.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Dec 26, 2021

    Hi there, wash the area with a product specifically made for cat pee. We use F10, but OdurMate works really well too.