Getting Rid Of Cat Urine Smell Is Easier
Than You Think
How to get rid of cat urine
smell is a question that has plagued cat owners for years. We know first
hand. Last year when our daughter, and her cat, moved back home for a
while our cats decided they need to mark everything one way or another.
As much as we might love our
cats, the sharp, ammonia tinged smell of their urine is not nearly as
pleasant to live with.
Unfortunately, it can be a nuisance to get rid of but
there are some safe, natural methods you can try that have proven
One of simplest and easiest is a solution of two parts water to one part
white vinegar. After blotting up as much of the urine as possible, saturate
the spot with the water and vinegar solution and let it sit until it dries.
You will need to repeat the process as many times as necessary until the
odor is completely eliminated.
Baking soda also works well. Simply blot the urine, sprinkle on baking soda
and let it sit overnight. Then vacuum it up the next day. You can also use
this method after applying the water and vinegar mixture for thorough odor
Of course, some cat urine odor will be more persistent and may resist the
simple approach. In this case, you can try enzymatic cleaners or
oxygen bleach, both of which work well to remove the odor. In our case we mixed the
Oxy-boost with hot water and poured it on the grout and let it soak in for
about 1/2 hour.
This is particularly
important because the odor of urine will draw a cat back, encouraging it to
keep urinating in the same place. In order to break this habit, you need to
eliminate any and all sign of the ammonia smell the urine leaves behind.
When it comes to naturally eliminating cat urine odor, one of the most
effective weapons is
Zeolite odor control products. This is a form of volcanic mineral that is
naturally designed to trap odor-causing ions, literally removing the odor
from the air permanently. Not only is it effective, it is perfectly safe.
You can find products that contain Zeolite in powder or rock form, both of
which can be equally effective depending on the situation. Everything from
carpets and rugs to litter boxes can be rendered odor free with the use of
safe, all-natural Zeolite.
All you do shake the carpet
powder on to the carpet, rug or furniture and let it sit for a few hours and
then vacuum it up. In some cases you may need to do it a couple of times.
When it comes to the litter box just pour about a cup into the box when you
change the litter. We keep a 2lb bag of zeolite rocks in the laundry room where we keep the
cats litter box.
Not only does Zeolite answer the question of how to get rid of cat urine
smell, it can be very cost effective as well. The Zeolite rocks naturally
recharges, allowing you to use the rock product for years at a time. Once
the odor has been completely absorbed, just set the Zeolite out in the sun
for six hours and it will be ready to use again, as simple as that.
No matter how much you love your cats, no one loves the harsh smell of their
urine. Don’t continue to suffer in silence, try one of these completely
natural methods to remove the odor from your home and make living with your
four legged friends a much nicer experience for everyone.