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Getting Rid Of Cat Urine Odors Is Easier Than You Think

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. 

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.

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 (sometimes 8 or 9 times) as necessary until the odor is completely eliminated.

Baking soda also works sometimes. 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. 

Personally, when it comes to naturally eliminating cat urine odor, we have found one of the most effective weapons is Zeolite odor control products. Zeolite 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 for you, your family and pets. 

We carry 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 use the carpet powder in the few areas where we still have carpet. All we do is shake the powder on to the carpet and let it sit for a few hours and then vacuum it up. Works just as well on the furniture too. In a few cases, we needed to do it a couple of times.

When it comes to the litter box use the granular form. Just pour about a cup into the box when you change the litter. We also keep a 2lb bag of the 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 recharge, 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. 

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. Two cats decided that was their spot and they both kept peeing on it. We mixed the Molly's Suds Oxygen Whitner with hot water and poured it on the grout and let it soak in for about 1/2 hour. Then after it was dry we sprinkled the Zeolite powder on the spot and let it sit for a couple of days. After we vacuumed it up we sprayed it with ODRX. The odor was gone and we put a box on top of the spot to keep the cats away. 

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
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