Noticing one day that your cat has urinated in an unwanted place is not the best feeling in the world, but still, you can’t blame it. There are a couple of reasons that may have caused that. In this article, you will find out what are the possible causes of such behavior, how to prevent it and, of course, how to get rid of that unpleasant ammonia-like smell. I hope you got to read this article ASAP as the more you wait, the harder will it be for you to cope with the small.
Cat urine smell can impregnate very deep into the surface, thing especially true for textile surfaces like carpets, sofas or clothes. Sometimes the best solution is to get rid of articles such as carpets as if you waited a couple of days, this time is enough for the urine to permeate the pad. Another solution is to change your carpet pad in case the carpet is expensive. If you are more into DIY and don’t want to spend money on the above-mentioned solutions, below are some actionable tips you can try right away.
The first step which is also the most important one is to get rid of as much urine as possible to avoid stains and persistent odor. The good news it is highly likely that you have most of the things needed at your home. If there is still a puddle, use some absorbent paper to soak up as much as possible. This way you will have fewer headaches and will be much easier to deal with it later in the process. If it is on clothing or bed sheets, wash them or try to dry-clean them ASAP, the odor is much more persistent on fabric.
Below are some DIY solvents you can use:
Besides that, there is a more expensive but efficient way. You can buy enzyme-based cleaning solvents that are also eco-friendly. You can usually find those at any pet store. The reason they are so useful is that those enzymes react with the acid in cat urine and neutralize it.
Warning! Do not use any ammonia-based solvents as it makes things worse. Ammonia is a component of cat urine and will even make your pet to pee there more often. In addition you can check our article on what cleaning products you should never mix.
Those vacuum use clean water on the surface then suck it back into the tank. This method is mostly used for carpets and sofas. Be aware not to use any steam vacuum cleaners as those can make the stain more visible because of heat.
Use those in the problematic areas and also underneath the litter box, as your cat might sometimes pee right outside the box. This will not only protect your floor or carpet from the unpleasant smell but will make the area more enjoyable for the cat.
By using the above-mentioned methods, you can already see the effects. If there are any other tips you found and want to share them with us. Please feel free to comment down below.
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