The smell of cat urine is one of the worst things.Cleaning and good habits are needed to resolve this problem.Make sure you have the necessary supplies on hand, and be prepared for any surprises your cat has in store for you.
Step 1: Use paper towels to remove the urine from your carpet.
If you can, try to remove as much of the urine as possible.It will make your job easier.Clean paper towels can be used to apply pressure.You can’t soak up any more urine if you repeat with new paper towels.If the urine has already dried, skip this step.Old throw-away towels can be used instead of paper ones.The thicker the towels, the better they absorb cat urine.Use a white towel if available.All the urine has been absorbed once there is no longer a yellow-tint to the liquid being absorbed.
Step 2: An enzymatic cleaner can be used.
Enzymatic cleaners, like Nature’s Miracle, contain special biological enzymes that break down the proteins in urine, reducing or even completely eliminating the smell.If other chemicals were used to try to treat the stain, some enzymatic cleaners may not work.If you want to saturate the area, try the enzymatic cleaner first.Allow it to dry for several days by following the manufacturer’s instructions.You might not have to do anything else.
Step 3: The solution should be a mixture of vinegar and water.
If the smell isn’t completely removed, use a solution of water and vinegar.In a spray bottle or bowl, combine equal parts of white and water.Saturate or spray the area.If you want to remove all urine, you need to spread a little bit beyond the soiled area.You can find the exact location of the urine spot with a black light or UV light at your disposal.
Step 4: The solution should be scrubbed into the area.
Rub the mixture with a bristle brush until it is completely soaked.The ammonia smell in your cat’s urine can be mitigated.
Step 5: The area needs to be dry.
Again, use paper towels or a clean rag to remove as much solution as possible.After blotting it, let the area air dry.
Step 6: Disinfect hard surfaces.
There is a household cleaner that does not contain ammonia.The smell of ammonia is similar to urine for dogs and cats.The area should be washed with water.Put 10 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle.Put on rubber gloves.After 30 seconds, use a damp cloth to clean the area.The bleach can change the color of some materials.
Step 7: You should check clothing for urine.
Adding apple cider vinegar to the laundry detergent will help remove urine from clothing.Add a cleaner to your wash if you still smell urine.If you can’t get the smell or stain out of an item, you may have to throw it out.
Step 8: Baking soda should be sprinkled over the area.
Baking soda is a natural cleaner as well as an odor-absorber.
Step 9: A small amount of hydrogen peroxide and dish detergent should be mixed together.
Put 1/2 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide over the baking soda with dish detergent.To confirm that there is no discoloration, you may want to spot test this cleaning solution on an area that is visible.
Step 10: Rub the solution into the baking soda using a scrub brush.
If possible, wear rubber gloves and wait for the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to kick in.
Step 11: Allow the mixture to dry by blotting the area.
Step 12: The area needs to be vacuumed.
The urine particles and the deodorizer can be removed with a vacuum.The best way to get this done is to extract wet vacs and saturate the carpet.You can use your regular vacuum in a pinch, but it won’t be as effective as the wet vac.If you want the best results with a wet vac, use cool water in the vacuum tank and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.The high heat will set the stain, so don’t use steam cleaners.
Step 13: Re-train your cat.
Don’t punish your cat for urinating in the wrong area.Move her to the litter box.Give her positive feedback when she uses the litter box.She has a positive association with urinating and her litter box.
Step 14: The cat’s litter box needs to be replaced more often.
Cats and humans like clean litter boxes.If you’re neglecting your cat’s needs when it comes to offering a clean litter box, he may find it harder to resist urinating on your sofa or carpet.Keep your cat’s litter box away from its feeding area.There is a chance that the box will be used correctly.
Step 15: It’s a good idea to get your cat neutered or spayed.
Cats that are neutered will not urinate in order to mark their territory, which will solve the problem for you in the first place.You won’t have a litter of kittens to potty train.
Step 16: Your cat should be checked by the vet.
While accidents do happen, particularly with young or elderly animals, there may be a medical issue at the heart of the problem if you notice your pet urinating.It is possible that your cat is urinating outside of the litter box.Ignoring a medical issue could be life threatening for your pet.