Getting Rid Of Cat Urine Odors 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 particularly effective.
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 removing.
Of course, some cat urine odor will be more persistent and may resist the simple approach. There was one spot I just knew we were going to have to replace the tile grout. In this case, you can try EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer or Oxy-Boost 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.
We had to use the carpet pwoder in a few areas. All you do shake the 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 zeolite comes in a granular form. Just pour about a cup into the box when you change the litter. We also keep a 2lb bag of zeolite rocks in the laundry room where we keep the cat's 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.
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store