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How to get rid of cat pee smell? Effective tips

22 January 2024
Get rid of cat pee smell

The presence of cat pee odour in the home can be annoying and unpleasant. In this article, we will explore several effective tips for eliminating the persistent smell of cat pee from the house, and we will also understand the reasons behind the cat's behaviour in soiling outside the litter box.


Remove Cat Pee Smell on the Floor: Effective Remedies


When the floor has just been soiled, it is crucial to act promptly. 

If you want to eliminate the smell of cat pee from the floor, there are several effective home remedies:

  • White Vinegar: Use white vinegar by pouring it into a container and applying it directly on the affected area. Vinegar is known to neutralise unpleasant odours, including those of cat urine.
  • Bicarbonate of Soda and Essential Oil: If the floor is washable, sprinkle baking soda mixed with a few drops of essential oil. This can help neutralise the unpleasant smell.
  • Natural Remedies: Other natural remedies include the use of products such as lemon or baking soda to eliminate cat pee odour in a more environmentally friendly way.

Should it be persistent, we recommend using specific products such as our Sanilove  floor cleaner Acqua Marina.


How to Eliminate Cat Pee Smell on the sofa?


The sofa is often a favourite place for cats to do their business.  Acting promptly after an incident is crucial.

If you want to eliminate cat pee smell from the sofa, follow these essential steps:

  • Absorb Urine: Use paper towels or a cloth to gently blot urine from the surface of the sofa.
  • Use Specific Products: Apply specific products to remove odours and stains caused by cat pee. You can find these products in specialised shops or online.
  • Dry or Steam Clean: If the fabric of the sofa permits, consider dry cleaning or steam cleaning to remove persistent odours.
  • Repeat if Necessary: Sometimes, it may be necessary to repeat the process several times to ensure thorough cleaning.


How to Eliminate Cat Pee Smell on a carpet?


Carpets can retain the smell of cat pee for a long time. We will find out how to deal with this specific problem.

  • Vinegar and Water: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water and spray the solution on the affected area. The vinegar helps neutralise the unpleasant smell of cat urine.
  • Bicarbonate of Soda: Sprinkle baking soda on the treated area. Leave for a few hours or even overnight. Baking soda absorbs odours.
  • Vacuum cleaner: Vacuum the baking soda after it has acted for a while. Vacuuming will help remove the baking soda and any residue.
  • Specific Products: You can use specific products for removing cat urine odours, which can be found in specialised shops.
  • Steam or Dry Cleaning: If your carpet permits, consider steam or dry cleaning for a more thorough cleaning.


Why Do Cats Pee Outside Their Litter Box?


Many people ask themselves: "Why does my cat soil outside the litter box?" It is essential to understand the causes of this behaviour in order to solve the problem at its root.

The mysterious behaviour of your cat that decides to soil outside the litter box can be a source of frustration for many feline owners. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind this strange behaviour and provide practical suggestions for solving the problem.

  • The natural instinct of cats: Cats are territorial animals by nature. Understanding their territorial instincts is crucial to understanding why they sometimes choose not to use the litter box.
  • Stress and changes in the environment: Stressful events or sudden changes in the environment can influence your cat's behaviour. 
  • Type of litter box: Choosing the right litter box is essential. Some cats can be sensitive to certain types of materials and smells and therefore it is important to understand which litter box is best suited to your cat's needs. At Sanicat you will find various types of litter such as Classic or Agglomerating litter with the  Oxygen Odour Control, which neutralises unpleasant odours through the oxygenation process.


Litter box cleaning and positioning


Another key to preventing your cat from soiling elsewhere is to ensure that the litter box is clean and positioned correctly. We will discuss how litter box maintenance is crucial for the well-being of your feline.

Prevention is just as important, training your cat to use the litter box and cleaning up accidents in good time will help prevent lingering odours. 

Always remember to test any solution on a small hidden area before applying it to delicate surfaces.