I have been planning on having a really good night out with the girls for some time now. We have all finally got together and agreed on tonight to be that night. I have been really looking forward to this and therefore thought I would spend the complete day tidying the house and cleaning everything up. I took my cats to the local cattery where they get fed and looked after until I collect them the following day. Anyway, just when I am about to leave the house, it suddenly hits me. An awful cat urine smell that was very powerful.
Surely, the cat smell should be gone. The rugs were shampooed. The party starts in 4 hours and my house smells like industrial cleaner, air freshener and cat pee.
It is very embarrassing when you have company over, your house is clean and your guests get a whiff of cat urine. Not good at all.
For those of you who have problems getting rid of cat urine odor, this one's for you. Here are some home remedies to help you kick the odor.
Cats are clean animals which have peculiar ways. The best way to control the place where a cat urinates is by always keeping their litter box clean. A cat will wildlife control not urinate in its litter box if it can smell the odor of urine. Often, your cat will then find somewhere else to urinate such as in the corner of the house or by one of your doors.
A cat will urinate in the same spot until it can smell the unpleasant aroma of urine and then will seek another area.
One economical recipe for curing cat urine odor and stains from the carpet is to use common household elements such as vinegar, water, peroxide and baking soda. Firstly, try to get rid of the majority of cat urine you can find in the carpet or floor by mopping it up with a wild life control damp towel. Dilute vinegar with 3 parts water and soak on soiled area. After the place where your cat has urinated, place peroxide over it and then put a little baking soda over the affected area. Vacuum the excess.
This is a cheap economical way to remove cat urine odor from rugs and similar areas in your home.
Once I tried this home remedy, I realized that if I would just do this once or twice a week, my house would keep a fresh smell. One of the most important things I can possibly do is make sure the cat litter box is always clean so i know the cats will feel fully comfortable peeing in that one place.