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Getting Rid of Cat Urine Smell for Future Cats

We are thinking of getting a new kitten for our 9 yr daughter. We had a 10 yr old cat, who got very sick, and had to be put down 3 yrs ago. She pee'd in several spots in my daughters room and in the upstairs hallway. I cleaned it very well, using vinegar, the smells are gone to the human nose.


My fear is that even tho it has been 3 yrs the new kitten may be able to smell it and think that it is OK to pee there. What do you all think? TIA

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April 23, 20050 found this helpful
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This happened over 10 years ago. My cat (male, unneutered) had only been gone a year when we got a new one, and I had used an enzymatic cleaner on our carpet where he and another cat had a "who can pee here last" contest :) The smell was completely gone, apparently, to our new cat, and we had no problems. I'd think that after three years, and because you used vinegar (which cats hate the smell of anyway) you wouldn't have any problems. I used to use vinegar just to keep the cats away from my windowsills, and it worked. I'd just watch the new cat to see if it starts sniffing around where the other cat had gone, and if it does, watch it's reaction. Sorry I can't give you anthing more definitive.



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May 4, 20050 found this helpful
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You will see a lot of reccomendations for vinegar and it works. Smells like pee and vinegar at first, but when it dries the smell is gone. Might have to do it twice. But also I must recommend a product called Out. I don't know what it is or how it works, but it was $3.50 for a big bottle at Wal Mart. It smells like baby power (yum) and it works very well, I use it as followup after the vinegar process. Try it! :)

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July 9, 20180 found this helpful

Vinegar and oxyclean....works!!!!! in a shampooer. I did it three times and the sun was on it....perfectly gone...Stanley steemer had cleaned and it made it horrible prior to that(hot steam intensified) so I followed up with the vinegar and oxyclean in a home shampooer.


viola!!!! gone ....(I was trying to sell our house and that was a problem too) No smell whatsoever and the carpet looked great too

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April 23, 20050 found this helpful


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May 12, 20050 found this helpful

I have just moved to a house and found out that cats have been under my house useing it as a litter box... How can I get rid of the smell as well as repell them to stay away.

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By me (Guest Post)
May 16, 20050 found this helpful

if the kitty pees on these places try sprinkling some cayenne pepper or a citrus air freshener on them. the smell will discourage her/him from doing it again

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By allison (Guest Post)
October 26, 20070 found this helpful

Use little baby powder and baking soda put it on the carpet and it will get rid of the smell.

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