How do I get rid of the smell of cat urine in carpet? The carpet has already been steam cleaned, but the smell still lingers.
By Susan from Fort Scott, KS
Whatever, you do not use heat on the area that smells like urine. the heat will only make the smell worse. I learned it the hard way!
Try Natures Miracle from a pet store. Also you can get carpet cleaning solution for pet odors. It does work.
Try mixing cup water, 2 tbsps of baking soda & 1/4 cup of white vinegar together in a spray bottle. Spray on the stain & rub with a cloth to remove excess moisture, do not use disinfectants as it leaves a lingering small of ammonia which will encourage the cat to keep peeing there. I have been told steaming may set the smell into the carpet, give this mixture a try.
Oddly enough I've searching for weeks for a home remedy, no chemical type solution for this problem. I've tried several suggestions found all over the place on the web... Some listed mouthwash, others peroxide, vinegar, baking soda, etc. So, fed up with so many options I filled a spray bottle with an entire bottle of peroxide and whitening mouthwash, sprayed away and violá, stink and stain GONE! No residue, no carpet discoloration, no damage to padding... After several fails it was nice to finally see results. Good luck!
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Does anyone know of any home remedies for getting cat urine smell out of carpet?
Denise from MO
Also, cat's don't like vinegar so the cat will be less apt to mark the same place again even if they still can smell something. (10/17/2007)
I saw this remedy on another website:
Use a bleach, water, Dawn mixture and scrub the bottom and top of the carpet and let dry. Flip carpet and padding back into it's original spot. If it starts to smell again, cut the padding out where it's stained and repeat the bleaching steps above. And if it still starts to smell again, cut the carpet out and replace with new carpet. (04/22/2008)
My 5 year old cat has just started peeing and pooping inside, in only one spot. She's never done this before. I've used the mixture of white vinegar and water to clean the odor to try stop her and also have sprinkled cayenne pepper over the area.
None of these seem to be working. Her situation hasn't changed at all and she is a very happy, well looked after cat. I would like some homemade recipes to try to stop this problem. The room is going to be my daughter's room, so I don't want any chemicals to be used. Please help.
By amy101 from New Zealand
Regarding someone's advice to put the cat box there and gradually move it away. Don't do it. I moved my cat's freshly cleaned box into the guest room for 7 hours while the plumber worked in the laundry room. After putting it back to it's normals place, the cat immediately started peeing exactly where the box had been in the guest room. The cat is 17 years old and never gone away from his box other than outside. (10/27/2009)
I have a pair of suede boots that my cat peed on. I want to know if I can clean them with something to remove the odor? Thanks.
I can't get the cat urine smell out of laundry room. I removed the flooring and scrubbed the walls. It is stronger smelling when it is damp and cold outside. Any help would be appreciated.
By Donna from Sacramento, CA
We did this in a 1300 sq. ft. apartment we once rented. We tore out the carpet and padding and threw it away. We painted the wood underneath with the Kilz and the owner had new carpet and padding laid.
The previous apartment renter had several cats and as the story goes, she didn't keep the litter boxes clean for them, so as fastidious cats will do, they found another place to urinate.
My advice for all cat lovers is keep a self cleaning litter box for them. (12/30/2009)
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