Cat Urine Odor on Wood Cabinets?

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Removing the odor of cat urine from you wooden cabinets can be done with both, home remedies such as baking soda or vinegar, and a number of commercial products made for this purpose. This page contains information about removing cat urine odor on wood cabinets.


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June 26, 2009

My cat piddled in my kitchen cabinets. They are wood and I would like to have suggestions on how to get the smell out. Thanks.

By Connie P. from Dayton, OH


June 26, 20090 found this helpful
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Dousing it with white vinegar helps, the vinegar smells for awhile, but it should fade over time and may make the cabinet unappealing to the cat. Some people say Pine Sol works, I guess you would douse it real good too.

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June 27, 20090 found this helpful
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Try Odoban. I've gotten rid of some nasty cat odors in the past by using it.

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June 27, 20090 found this helpful
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KidsNPets works. I have only found it at Walmart in the laundry soap dish soap aisle. It will remove the smell completely. I cannot live without it.


I have 2 elderly cats and they have mistakes. It is also endorsed by Animal Planet. Try it you will love it.

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June 27, 20091 found this helpful

I don't know about wood. Depends on how absorbent the wood it. I once had a male cat spray all over my front porch & metal security door. I mixed up a spray bottle of white vinegar & about 1tsp or less, for a quart, mix well, & spray the surface well & wipe down with wet cloth or towel. Then I sprayed till dripping the whole surface & let dry. Not only did it deodorize it, the cats don't like the scent & stay away from then on. I read about the vinegar for this problem in a helpful hints book. Vinegar is a great deodorizer. Put it into a open bowl & let sit in a room. It will remove many odors.

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June 29, 20090 found this helpful

Vinegar and baking soda; sprinkle on the baking soda. Pour on the vinegar, let it stand until dry they will never go back. I have 6 cats!

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July 29, 20170 found this helpful

Orange Glo seems to work for me. I was at my wits end because I spent my extra money on products I thought would work, but didn't. I moved into an apartment that I found out later had 13 abandoned cats living in it because the owner passed away in hospital. I love the little apartment but I am tearing my hair out trying to get this smell out of here! Oh, and by the way, "Kilz" doesn't work on severe odors. I got the idea to try the Orange Glo because orange oil works to eliminate cat pee odor.


I walked in the door from work today and no pee smell and I'm not finished yet, (they peed EVERYWHERE!). but at least now I know what to do. Of course, the area has to be precleaned, then spray the oil. This remedy is for wood and particle board, not for carpets. Now, I need to find out how to get rid of the ENORMOUS amount of cat hair in the cabinets. Help!!!

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July 20, 20180 found this helpful

Tried pine sol, no help at al.

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