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How do you get rid of the smell of cat pee?

post #1 of 5
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hello :wave:

Guinness has a magnetic cat flap to stop other cats coming into the house....

Unluckily, a local cat also has a magnetic cat flap hence he can get into our house through the flap with his collar. For the past few days, he has been coming in and spraying up the walls and on the carpet and eating Guin's food.

How do I get rid of the smell? How can I keep this cat away? Is it just that Guin has moved into this cats territory and he is retaliating? (we only moved in Nov and Guin has been going out for the past 3 weeks)

I have now been keeping the flap locked during the day and nightime and now Guin can't go out unless I am at home to let him in / out.
post #2 of 5
Hi! it's good to hear from you again!

It sounds like right now the only thing you can do is to keep it locked.

As far as the cat pee smell goes. Throw out whatever you can that has been saturated in it.

I have also found lemon juice helpful in getting rid of those types of odors. As well if you go to your local pet store I'm sure they can direct you to other cleaners that are good for removing cat pee.
post #3 of 5
I think Nature's Miracle is very good.

One time after I had returned from a trip, Dusty climbed into my open suitcase and peed. I don't know whether she thought it was a "box" like hers, or if she was PO'd because I'd been away.

Anyway, thought I would have to throw the suitcase away, but Nature's Miracle saved it.
post #4 of 5
You have to use an enzyme cleaner - and with stinky male "territorial" spraying, it may take several treatments. Using anything that is bleach or ammonia based will only make the problem worse. I don't know what brands are available in the UK, but most pet stores in the US carry enzyme cleaners.

...And I'd talk to the owners of the cat that has been spraying in your house. Please ask them to have their cat neutered! Not only will it most likely stop his spraying, but he won't be able to get any un-spayed cats pregnant, helping to stop unwanted litters of kittens.

Our policy is to spay or neuter any cat that comes on to our property. But many people cannot afford to do this, and the owners really should be responsible for it.

If they have any qualms about neutering their cat, print this out for them: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/forclient...rbenefits.html. There are many health benefits along with the many behavioral benefits - most are outlined in that article.

post #5 of 5
There are a few things you can do, to try an eliminate the odor. With my exotics, spraying is a favorite past time with our female. I use Oxyclean mixed with a little laundry detergent. The Oxyclean helps oxidize the cat urine and the detergent will help clean the area. This has worked pretty well for me. However, there is also a product called Zero Odor Pet. This is their web site http://www.zeroodorpet.com/?gclid=CJ...FRVkYAodWEyXNg It's supoosed to work really well, but I have never used it. It is kinda pricey, but it may be well worth the price
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