Removing Cat Urine Odor from Couch?


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 9, 20161 found this helpful

Cat urine can be much harder to get rid on some upholstery future but I can surfer yo use oxyclean powder. I tried to use vinegar but it did not work so try and use oxyclean to get rid of the odors

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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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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

does this change the colour of the couch though?

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December 9, 20160 found this helpful

Natures Remedy is available in pet stores and gets rid of urine stains and odors

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December 10, 20160 found this helpful

Enzyme detergent would work too. Use an essential oil on a cotton ball behind the cushions to deter the cats in future. Lavender or orange would be good; nothing that has a similar basic smell to cat urine, as this will attract them back to the spot.


I'm thinking of rosemary, eucalyptus, mint.

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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) 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 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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April 15, 20170 found this helpful

Will this work if I've already put Woolite in the surface? Once it's dry of course

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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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December 12, 20161 found this helpful

I have found a product called fresh wave at our local ace hardware. It is a natural product that has worked well for me. I'm not sure how well it would work on suede but cat urine can be hard to get rid off.

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June 24, 20190 found this helpful

I repair and clean leather professionally. Replace the leather and all the padding / foam that has the odor, even if the pee did not directly touch it. Cat pee is very acidic, which rots leather over time. It's much more concentrated than dog or human urine, which makes it smell much worse and last longer. Leather acts like an incredibly dense sponge, and cannot be washed and rinsed. Even if you blot it up, there will be urine remaining. It's acidity (pH) will continue to weaken the leather forever. All products that can destroy odor by digesting the proteins in the urine (enzyme cleaners) or by killing the bacteria that eat the proteins, will destroy leather by digesting it, too, or by adding to the acidity problem (high or low).


Leather is a dense 3-D network made almost entirely of collagen protein strands like hair, but much smaller. Acidity of the pee and all cleaners not made for leather will break the fibers. Cleaners that are safe for leather will not remove the odor or break down the proteins in the urine. Urine proteins that remain will feed stinky bacteria until it's all been digested, and it requires moisture to progress very well. Soaking upholstery fabric / padding foam with cleaners / deodorizers, which dry slowly over many days, will lead to mildew and other mold problems. Surface cleaning will not remove enough at all.

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