Asked on Mar 01, 2015

Cat urine odor remover DIY

I don't have $$ to buy anything online to remove cat urine odor, so I'm looking for DIY solutions with products that can be found in any home. My male cats have sprayed inside/outside, in doorways & even on my son's car & tires!! I'm in the process of getting them neutered, but I do need help with the odor before the landlord remarks on this problem! Help!!!! Thanks in advance!!!
  9 answers
  • Linda Linda on Mar 02, 2015
    You should have everything you need in your house. First, blot up everywhere you know they've sprayed. Everywhere. Use papertowels or towels and rags, but get up whatever you can. Mix water and vinegar 1:1 ratio. Spray this liberally on every single spot you can find. Work it down into carpets and floors, concrete etc. Work it in there so it can neutralize the smell. Blot up the mix with more towels. Get it as dry as possible. When it all is dry sprinkle baking soda on every spot you cleaned. Work THIS into the spots. Now, put peroxide in a spray bottle and spray over the baking soda. Work this into the surfaces too. Use more peroxide when it stops foaming. Blot all THIS up too. Let the areas dry completely then vacuum. This SHOULD work if you've worked the cleaner/neutralizer down as deep as the marking went.

  • Bonnie Renner Bonnie Renner on Mar 02, 2015
    Pour straight hydrogne peroxide on carpet and upholstery fabric. Do not blot. Let it evaporate.

  • Valeriemitchell Valeriemitchell on Mar 02, 2015
    Vinegar & water is great but when it dries sprinkle cat litter over the area. Leave it overnight & vacuum. Worked when I took in a stray Tom cat. He was peeing on the carpet, in front of the door. We didn't smell anything until we opened the door & the sun hit it. It was rank. The cat litter absorbed the smell. It works in litter boxes so why not other things right?

  • Janie Hennigh Janie Hennigh on Mar 02, 2015
    I used vinegar and water, too, but put a bit of vanilla in the solution. After the area is dry it smells great!

  • Bonnie Renner Bonnie Renner on Mar 02, 2015
    Tina- Test on an area that won't show, but I've used it a lot with no problems. A carpet cleaner guy told me about it. I had a wonderful cat with attitude. Whenever she got angry she would pee on the chair upholstery. or on the bedspread or on the carpet. It got rid of the stain and the smell!

  • C C on Mar 03, 2015
    I've used the peroxide, baking soda and vinegar route. It helps a lot to remove the stains and the smell. But if you have remaining smells go to an aquarium store and get a small bag (comes in a box) of AquaClear ammonia removal that has a zeolite/charcoal blend (just ask where they keep the charcoal and it will be there). It removes ammonia smells from cat urine as well as ammonia in aquarium water. I hang a bag of it on the corner of my litter box with a plastic hair clip, but you can hang it anywhere to remove the smell. Allow a couple days and you will notice the smell is gone. The best part is that zeolite last a long time if you set it out in the sun for a day every month or so, then go back to using it. And a small bag of it was $2.59, so you could get a couple of them if needed for different areas. I will never be without it. Does an awesome job.

  • Dannielle McNeill Dannielle McNeill on Mar 04, 2015
    Blot up excess as soon as you see it. Make a mixture in a spray bottle of 2 parts vinegar, 1 part water, add a splash of lemon juice(not to much just enough to add a little lemon scent but you don't want it to turn the color of the solution yellow.) Saturate spots with solution let sit for 20-30 minutes, come back with dry paper towels or cleaning towel and absorb as much as you can. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire area and let sit over night ( if it sits longer than that, its okay baking soda won't hurt to stay a long while) once area has had long enough to dry vacuum up baking soda.

  • Samof5 Samof5 on Mar 09, 2015
    My mother had cats that were neutered and still sprayed/peed on a certain area of her dining room carpet. She tried everything and finally tried citrus clean. It did discolor her carpet a little but she used it undiluted. She figured the carpet was already ruined so she gave it a shot. It was the only thing that worked. Maybe the recipe above with lemon juice will work for you since its citrus. I have also heard that rubbing alcohol works too.

  • Grady Grady on Apr 07, 2015
    Try what is called a CritterZone air purifier.