Removing Cat Urine Odor from a Couch

Cat urine odor is strong and sometimes difficult to remove from upholstered furniture. This is a guide about removing cat urine odor from a couch.
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June 26, 2013 Flag

I thought I had deodorized my microfiber sofa, but continued to smell cat urine, especially when on the floor playing with my toddler. I turned the couch over and behold! The carpet was covered with stains caused by urine seeping all the way through the sofa. I treated the carpet, and the smell went away.

By the way, I have noticed that my diva of a cat only urinates on the sofa when her litter box does not meet her demanding standards, so daily scooping and frequent changes have eliminated the sofa problem--or so I hope.

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December 9, 2016 Flag

We have 2 cats and we smell cat pee on our brand new suede couch. What product really works getting rid of the smell? Or do we hire professionals for deep cleaning? Will the cats just keep peeing there as this is the 2nd time?

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December 10, 20160 found this helpful

I use a paste of vinegar and baking soda, and rub in circles. Let air dry. This is the best thing I have found, yet!

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

natures miracle/ remedy skunk and odor remover is an enzymatic treatment that can be used on a multitude of surfaces.. it can be purchased at most pet supply or farm supply stores and wherever there exists an isle of pet products. It is usually priced in the range of 10 to 15 u.s. dollars. You must use it by itsself and not mix it with bleach, detergents or tapwater.. as chlorine and surficants may destroy the active enzymes and beneficial bacteria that consume the source of the problem odor. I have extensive experience with this product.. after you apply it if you want to assure the product does its job you must keep a proper environment going for the little enzymes to survive (yes this is a living product that is pretty much harmless to you unless you drink it or bathe in it or you are a walking stink whos always wet in which case the product will devour you) ..you must keep the environment you are removing the odor from damp with springwater or non-chlorinated water.. I have a friend who says to mix a few teaspoons of similac or coconut water to the water you are misting the treated spot with.. i just first apply the product full strength and then mix a 50/50 spring water/natures miracle to mist the spot with..if it dries and the odor remains...treat once more and keep moist.. if it dries it dies... it worked on a cabin we moved into that had been the home to foxes and skunks for 2 years.. the hardwood floors were stained with urine and spray.. we mopped the stuff on and by keeping it moist we were able to free the house of the horrible smell with only 3 bottles of the stuff...it took us three days but we are talking bare wood floors and walls urinated on by wild animals daily for 2 years!!! . it works!!! Natures Miracle..(no i dont work for the company but the product works for me..they even have a version to soak a skunk sprayed dog in now.. it works too..

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December 12, 20160 found this helpful

Having multiple cats for almost 75 years I have had to deal with a lot of similar situations.

My personal remedy with trying to keep cats from returning to a once "used" area is to clean the area/item with ammonia & water.

The biggest problem with using Ammonia is that you HAVE to follow certain safety rules - no exceptions.

1. the area HAS to be ventilated - outside if possible - otherwise open several doors and windows.

2. everyone around the area should wear a mask as it is essential that you do not breath the fumes.

3. gloves are absolutely a necessity at all times

If you want to try this:

Try the mixture on a small inconspicuous area before attempting a large area.

1. try to do this on an outside table that cannot be harmed by water drippings or cover the area with plastic and an old sheet/towel - same thing inside. Carpet of course, is an exception unless it is a smaller area rug that can be moved.

2. do not add anything to the ammonia and water (50 -50 mixture)

3. do not "soak" the area with the mixture - just clean with a loosely wrung out cloth or you can use a brush (just dip it in the mixture.

4. no need to rinse - there may be a "smell" for a short period of time but should not linger more than a few hours.

From my experience - my cats never went near that area again - this worked great on carpets but you should try a small area first - just in case the area is not colorfast.

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August 5, 2010 Flag

I have a huge problem! I am staying with a friend for a couple weeks until my house is ready to move into. My oldest cat, only a year, peed on her sofa because she was scared to get down to use the litter box. My friend has 2 dogs.

I tried Febreze and it didn't work so I went to the store and bought special "cat odor and stain remover spray". I have scrubbed the couch twice with no success. She has a reclining sofa so I can't take the sofa apart to wash them. What should I do? I feel horrible because my cats never did that at my house!

By Kinder from San Diego, CA

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May 29, 20162 found this helpful

Use oxyclean powder that you get in the laundry isle!!!!!! I tried vinegar and dawn.Both did not work but the oxyclean did!!!

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October 6, 20161 found this helpful

I'd suggest trying a homemade solution as they have worked much better for me than store bought ones. And that's the case with most things. Homemade solution works best. But the best store bought one I can suggest is Fizzion pet stain and odour remover. It's recommend by Jackson Galaxy (THE Cat Daddy) himself so I tried it and it works wonders on everything but my couch. But MY couch has a very thick foam seating and so its impossible to soak up all of the pee by just spot cleaning. It must be washed. So I'm going to try that next and that will probably work best. But depending on how thick your friend's couch is Fizzion might work for you. But otherwise I would definitely try a homemade solution. I tride this solution -

http://www.anim  aning-cat-urine/

- on my desk chair that has a fabric seat and it worked great! Can't smell any pee anymore! But if you can't use hydrogen peroxide on your friend's couch (it does discolour fabrics sometimes. I spot tested first and it was fine and same for the rest of the chair but it's quite a light colour already and you never know until you spot test of it will discolour your particular fabric) then there are lots of other homemade solutions you can Google. This is just what worked for me. Good luck with cleaning your friend's couch! I know how stressful that is. The couch I mentioned was mine is not actully mine - its my landlord's ...and I live with them. I board. And my kitty has peed on the same spot on the couch over and over because I can't get the smell out (cats go back to pee in places that smell of past urination) and I'm really stressed about them getting sick of it and kicking me out.

Lastay though before I go I just wanna make sure you're not mad at your cat. You mentioned that he'd never done it at home and that you were really stressed and embarrassed about it. If he was properly litter trained at home and never encountered any stresses or upheavals/big changes in his life large enough to cause him to stress pee then of course he never had an accident. But this IS a big upheaval/change. I mean biggest of all - your friend has TWO DOGS. If you kitty hasnt had much experience with dogs before or at least not any good experiences with dogs then of course he's going to be scared out of his wits! And don't be fooled if he doesn't act scared because cats are all different and some of them are masters of hiding their emotions behind a cool exterior facade. I have three cats and I thought I knew that one of them was a very anxious cat and that his sister was the compl'été opposite - a cool calm kitty. But about a year and a half ago I took her to the vet for something and the vet discovered during her check-up that she had very sparse hair on her back legs and tummy which indicates that she had been over-grooming. Cats only over-groom when they are stressed! I was blind-sided by this! Everyone always comments on how chill she she is! So that was a lesson I had to learn the hard way - cats (like people) don't always show obvious signs of being stressed. You have to be vigilant and know your cat very well and also do regular nose to tail checkups of their body to check for any irregularities.

So even though your cat may not seem stressed (I'm not saying this is the case, I'm just assuming an option based on your reaction) he most definitely is if he is peeing outside the litter box. There is only one reason why cats pee outside the litter box - stress. Actually there is one other and that is when the litter box is not being cleaned frequently enough but that could also maybe be categorized under stress of a dirty litter box. Finding out what is causing the stress though is usually a matter of engaging in some detective work but it sounds like in this case it's quite obviously territorial anxiety. Cats are VERY territorial and they HATE change. They pee to mark their scent when they are feeling territitorial anxiety so that their new and scary surroundings smell more familiar. To cats, smell is a huge. We use our sight the most. They use their sensemble of the smell the most. They communicate using smell and they learn things using smell. And they familiarize using smell. So when a place doesn't smell like home they will try and make it smell like home. I'd suggest since you are spending 2 weeks there that you spread your cat's belongings around the house as much as you can and put a blanet that he usually sleeps on on the couch (it will smell like him). And let your friend know why you need to do this as she/he may be put out by it or find it odd. If you can bring some more things over from home that's also great. Don't know why you are staying with your friend though and if you have access to your house at the moment so it's just a suggestion if that's possible.

So basically your cat is feeling super stressed right now because of the big change and he feels totally out of place in this new environment. So don't be mad at him or feel embarrassed - this is totally totally normal. I would be gobsmacked if a cat in this situation did NOT pee outside the litterbox. That is something I would totally expect because cats don't do well with a change of territory. You don't realize how much smell and scent is important in a cat's life. Cats spend a big portion of their day patrolling their territory and remarking spots where their scent is fading (either through pee or through scratching or cheek rubbing - a cat's paws, cheeks, head and chin all contain scent glands that they rub against things or people to leave their scent) and making sure that EVERY THING around them smells familiar and it's also to ward off unwanted guests as well and to leave messages for other cats to say that this is their territory. So you taking him out of his little kingdom that he has spent so long scent-marking to make himself feel secure is seriously a huge deal to him. So you need to work with him and help him familiarize this new place that he will be staying at for the next 2 weeks. Otherwise he WILL pee again.

I really hope this helps you understand what your cat is going through and helps you to help him and also helps you to be prepared if you ever have to do this again. But if you can avoid it - do. It's really not nice for your cat.

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October 6, 20160 found this helpful

I searched 'pee recipe' on thriftyfun and there are heaps of results. Can you post the link in your reply? Thanks

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September 23, 2011 Flag

My cat is peeing on my couch. I need a strong remedy to get the smell out. I have tried citrus pet cleaners, vinegar and baking soda, Nature's Miracle, etc. He doesn't seem to avoid the area. Please help.

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June 29, 20160 found this helpful

I used a combination of fresh and clean animal oder w/oxiclean in it. Only thing I've used that really works. Spray it on and oder is really gone. In washables purex laundry detergent w. ./Zout. I had. An entire laundry basket with my good clothes left for a weekend and had a pet sitter and Diva my raised on a bottle cat soaked the entire basket. Used cold water that detergent and a cup of baking soda on them came out sparkling clean with no oder!!! Yay!!!

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July 9, 20160 found this helpful

A good idea is to by incontinence pads for people and wrap them around the cushions after cleaning them and machine washing the covers. Then , at least the next time it will not soak into the cushions. I actually replaced my cushions with some large floor cushions I found at Walmart. I still have areas that my male cat sprayed on the outside of the couch. I will never get a male again. I used a black light on my walls and found places I never knew he connected with. It was so bad that when I had new flooring put in one store refused to come in to remove my carpet.

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August 14, 20160 found this helpful

Female cats can be just as bad.

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August 3, 2010 Flag

My cat has peed on my sofa once again! The smell is so awful that I can't enjoy sitting in my living room anymore. I need a home remedy that is going to work. Please help.

By Tammy from Chicago, IL

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August 11, 20101 found this helpful

I have the same problem. Got a nice couch given to me by a friend but their cat must have peed on it at some point. The problem is that this couch is of a leather type material and the cushions aren't removable. I tried the hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap trick and it didn't seem to work between the cushions. It's starting to stink up my little apartment. Am I going to have to just toss the couch?

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November 9, 20130 found this helpful

I got cat urine out of my leather chair with white distilled vinegar. I think I just used straight vinegar. The cat then sprayed my micro fiber sofa. I pulled the covers of the cushions and washed them with vinegar and borox in the washing machine and I don't smell anything on them. I sprayed the foam of the cushions with 50/50 mix vinegar and water covered with plastic and keeping my fingers crossed. So far the vingar has worked beautifully for me. Also once it dries the oder goes away (well in this case both odors). Good Luck.

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May 29, 20160 found this helpful

Oxyclean powder in the laundry aisle!!!

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August 30, 2013 Flag

My boyfriend and I were cat-sitting for his mom for a couple of weeks, and during that time, one of the cats decided to use our fairly new couch (less than a year old) as his litterbox. The cats are gone, but the couch still reeks of cat urine. We have an enzyme cleaner and I've sprayed it about 5 times over the cushion where the damage was done (took the cushion out of the cover and sprayed them separately), but I can still smell it. I'm to the point where I just want to pour the bottle onto the cushion and get it soaking wet, but I don't know if that's how it should be used. I just want my apartment to stop smelling like cat pee. Is there a better way to get the entire cushion and cover clean?

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September 1, 20130 found this helpful

Try spraying it with a solution of half white vinegar and half water. Sponge it off and let it dry thoroughly - outdoors if possible. If this doesn't work, I would suggest calling a professional furniture cleaner. Good Luck!

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

Try Totally Pet from Walmart. It works wonders. Also if the area is only on a cushion and it's removeable I would take it to an professional upholsterer and have it replaced if the odor persists. You should have a zipper to remove the cushion, then wash the cushion and use fabric softener and fabreeze on it. Good luck.

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December 5, 2009 Flag

How do I clean cat urine from a microfiber sofa?

By Diane from Litchfield Park, AZ

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December 6, 20090 found this helpful

Try vinegar water. It kills bacteria naturally and gets rid of smell. It might take a couple of times but it should work.

Hope this helps.

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December 8, 20090 found this helpful

I'd try vinegar and blotting.

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November 16, 20150 found this helpful

Vinegar is the only thing that helped me. I spent tons of $$$ On the advertised stuff.

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November 9, 2013 Flag

I just bought couches from a lady, without realizing how bad the smell really was. I feel like the cat urine has sat on the couch for a very long time and I am having trouble cleaning it. So far I have steam cleaned the couches with cleaner and water, then I sprayed Nature's Miracle on them the next day and I still smell it! Do I need to soak the couches in order for it to work?
Please help! I need a better solution for this nasty problem!

By CM

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November 18, 20130 found this helpful

Nature's Miricle works by letting the bacterial spores turn into the bacteria that eat the urine. You need to allow time for the bacteria to replicate. They will keep on replicating as long as they have a food supply, ie, the urine. They turn the urine into carbon dioxide and water.

This completely removes the urine and the odor. You also need to soak the couch parts enough to keep them wet enough for the bacteria to travel and to stay alive. I completely cleaned a mattress of cat urine by soaking the top of the mattress, applying the bacterial product, and then covering it with plastic bags for at least three days.

Ridex, the liquid or powder, is a less expensive product to use. It contains the same bacterial spores. They eat organic matter whether it is in a septic system or on a couch.

You can use a black light to see which parts of the couch have urine. You need to use it in the dark. The urine spots will look white.

Best wishes. Don't give up. I know this method works. Jean

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May 21, 2013 Flag

I can not sit on this couch without smelling the horrible stench of cat urine. I don't think anyone has ever tried to clean it before. It is leather or faux leather, and brand new. And anything that touches it ends up smelling bad too. It is so disgusting. Please tell me we didn't waste $1200 on furniture.

By Madeline

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June 19, 20130 found this helpful

I use a cleaning product called Unique Natural Products Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator. It's a bacterial cleaner that breaks down the urine. You need to soak everything that smells bad in the stuff, and let it sit overnight, at least. Then you can use a hand held carpet cleaner or shop vac to suck up some of the moisture. Putting the couch/cushions outside in bright sunlight at this point would help too.

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November 14, 2012 Flag

I have a cat that has urinated on my couch more than once. I have cleaned it with vinegar and my Bissel and currently have used Urine Out 2xs w/o sucking it up with the Bissel because I read the cleaner needs to get down into wherever the urine has gotten into. It smells better, but there is still an underlying odor and I'm worried the couch is going to get "marked" again. I don't know what else to do.

By Cathy

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November 14, 20120 found this helpful

Hi, not sure if you found a solution to your problems or not, but check out the scat mat on amazon,very good product. Also, please make sure you have your cat spayed regardless if it's an inside cat. A male cat that is not fixed can spray/pee on everything.

Anytime a cat pees on stuff please get it checked for a urine tract infection, usually that is the problem in 99% of of cats that are peeing around the home even if they still also use the litter box or not.

Walmart has cleaners with enzymes to help with cat urine smell.

Good luck :)

ps,maybe this will help you or others who may read this.

i have 15 cats and we had to rip up carpet in the whole house(training and other issues) we are replacing with laminate hardwood floors but to keep our house and our sanity we are buying fencing from lowes to make a cat area where they are able to go outside (safe in fencing area) where they can pee, run around and relax,we are also going to cut plywood to make shelf like thingys and carpet them to give them places to lay higher up (didn't figure out how to connect them yet) since cats like to be higher up on things.

We will buy a dog/cat door and put it in our wall in our family room so they can come and go as they please to the fence in area. They will be shut out though from the other parts of the house since they love to destroy our house playing running ect.

However we will allow them between 2 to 3 hours a day to come in our space. I'm thinking an hour and a half in the morning while I'm relaxing and drinking my coffee and able to keep an eye on them. Then again just after dinner time to play with them,give snacks and have our bonding family time. I hope it works the way I plan because I don't want to have to get rid of my cats. Out of all the cats we only adopted 2 of them, 14 years old now. The rest adopted me lol. 3 came to me pregnant and all gave birth just days apart.

All have been fixed. Not sure what state you are in, but if you have medicaid, some states pay up to 3 animals a year to get fixed and rabies shots. Also spca and rabies shots only charge 25 for males and 35 for females; very cheap and worth it.

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December 5, 2009 Flag

How do I remove cat's urine in my microfiber couch and get rid of the smell?

By tiny1130 from NYC, NY

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Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

Go to a pet store and buy some Nature's Miracle. This stuff works great. (08/06/2009)

By soochatty

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

You can purchase something called Urine Out! at Wal-Mart. It also helps to keep cats from spraying. Just remember to really saturate the area as the spray needs to reach the padding of the cushion, also. (08/06/2009)

By princess_kiki_84

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

Take the foam out of the cushion first. If you cannot rinse the microfiber, then lightly spray with white vinegar (vinegar disinfects, removes scent and the white vinegar smell disappears quickly). Then rinse the inside cushion and pour the white vinegar through it, rinse again. Let it air dry. Should be dry by morning.

Then place a few fabric softener sheets inside the couch and between the cushion/fabric. Change it after a day or two. This helps to keep it smelling nicely after the vinegar. It works. I did it to my regular fabric couch and they haven't had another accident since. Plus its cheap.
(08/06/2009)

By dvg

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

The best stuff I have used is a mix of peroxide, baking soda, and Dawn. I don't know the exact measurements, I just use a small bottle of peroxide, about half a cup of baking soda, and a few squirts of Dawn. You have to use it up after you make it, it won't store, but it takes out the urine amazingly well. Its a mixture made for taking out skunk odors, but its knocks out pet stains. A guy on PBS showed how it breaks down the stain by attaching to the molecules and breaking them apart. All I know is, it took cat urine out of a mattress and carpet like nothing I have ever used. (08/06/2009)

By dorinmoz

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

Our dog had an accident on our micro fiber couch the best thing that we found that seemed to work that and on carpet is the highest count rubbing alcohol you can find. Not only do you get rid of smell you kill germs. Use a spray bottle. (08/06/2009)

By HISFEE

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

Trisodium phosphate will destroy the odor. Always use cold water to restrict (skin, fabric) from drawing in the odor. Use gloves with this and always test in a out of the way spot. (08/06/2009)

By lynnsmskitty

Getting Rid of Cat Urine Odor from Microfiber Couch

Enzymatic "cleaners" really are the trick, but it seems you don't have to shell out the big bucks to get the effect. The post suggesting the use of Dawn was on the right track, but according to the Dawn website, only its "Dawn Plus" line contains enzymes, so stick with that one, (you can print a coupon online, too), or another brand which you know to contain enzymes, (call the 800 number to confirm).

It may be as simple as watering it down in a spray bottle, but you can certainly add other things, such as vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, according to online recipes. Whatever you do, it should not be necessary to pay $20-$30 per gallon for Simple Solution or some such, when you can make your own for a fraction of the price. Plus, any old black light will do for locating the areas to treat. (11/04/2009)

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August 3, 2010 Flag

I came home to find that my cat had urinated on my Jennifer Convertibles microfiber couch. I wasn't there to soak up the stain immediately, so I'm afraid the urine soaked and dried all the way into the couch. Any tested and successful remedies to ensure the smell is completely eliminated without ruining the couch? I have used Nature's Miracle Pet Odor Remover in the past, but I don't want to soak the spot if there is a better way to take care of the problem.

KG from New York, NY

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Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

I have a microfiber couch that my cat has urinated on 3 times while I was asleep. I tried it all; vinegar, odoban, febreeze, everything, but nothing worked. Then I thought about Dreft the baby laundry detergent. It's made to take urine smells out of diapers. It works. Pour a cap full of Dreft in a container and fill the rest up with water, about 2 cups (I made it strong since cat pee is so darn nasty). I poured it onto the couch so I could be sure to saturate it, and then with my upholstery cleaner thing (you know, the bissel thing) I got up as much of the liquid as possible.

No more yucky smell and now my couch has that nice baby smell, which is dangerous because now I want another baby. Anyhow, try that and see if it works. (06/19/2008)

By Amberly

Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

Nature's miracle works great, if you put it on before the pee dries. Otherwise it seems to bring the smell out more. (10/18/2008)

Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

So far I've had the best luck with Anti-Icky-Poo by MisterMax for removing cat urine smells. First I soak up as much of the urine, if it's fresh. Then I spray on a generous amount of the Anti-Icky-Poo (even though it says you don't need that much) and let it sit and dry. It takes a while (few days to a week) for it to work and remove all the odor so I usually cover the area with a plastic crate to keep the cats off while it does its job. If it's on the carpet I usually put enough on to soak the padding underneath then let it dry. This might work on the couch cushion too but since I have a water resistant mattress liner on my futon mattress I never have had to try it. (11/22/2008)

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Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

This solution has never failed me when it comes to animals peeing!

  • 2 cups hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 drops dish washing liquid
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

    Stir gently to dissolve soda; do not store or leave capped or with lid on; mixture will react like the volcanoes you made in science class! Test on fabric first in spot where it won't be seen to make sure fabric is colorfast.

    Mop up any pee you can first with paper towel or rag. Pour mixture on pee area, making sure you also cover several inches around the pee area since the urine will be in areas you can't see as well. Pour mixture on area and DO NOT wipe up. Leave it alone! Hard to do, cause you want to mop up excess, but leave it because mixture needs to sink into fabric down to where the pee has sunk.

    My cat peed on my new bed and I used this mixture - had to double it because I didn't find pee til later in the day. Took 24 hours to completely dry but to this day (a year later), no pee smell. (01/14/2009)

    By Carol

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    November 20, 2006 Flag

    I have an olive colored microfiber couch that my cat has peed on. What can I use to clean and remove the smell from the couch cushions?

    Cassie from Burlingame, CA

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    Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

    I would try undiluted white vinegar-it removed sour baby vomit from my couch and i use it as it absorbs odors after it dries. (10/26/2004)

    By angelpitts

    Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

    2 possibilities here - go to local janitorial supply store and ask them for a deoderarizer for pet smells - get empty spray bottle - fill with liquid and spray furniture; or get oxy clean - combine with water put spray bottle and spray furniture. I have 3 cats and these techniques seem to work best. Good luck. (10/26/2004)

    By Joanne

    Cleaning Cat Pee Off A Couch

    I recommend Out for Cat Urine. I bought it in the pet department at Walmart. Keep spraying it until you can't smell the urine anymore. Cat urine is nasty and this works great. Also I think Nature's Miracle (?) works. Might have to buy this in a pet shop. (12/11/2005)

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