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How to get rid of cat pee smell?

post #1 of 19
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Does anyone know a home remedy for getting the smell of cat pee out of carpeting ?
post #2 of 19
Yup, sure do.

You have to break down the enzymes in the cat pee for the smell to go away, and go away enough for kitty not to be able to smell it so he/she won't soil there again. Vinegar and water works, and believe it or not vodka works too. The cheaper the vodka the better. As long as you don't mind your place smelling like a bar for a bit.

I'll move this to Care & Grooming.
post #3 of 19
I once had a cat who wet the new carpet in my house. When I called the manufacturer of the carpet they told me to use clear ammonia, not the sudsing kind.
They told me to try in in an inconspicious place and to just blot it on the rug. I did that and left it 24 hours to make sure the color was not damaged. It was fine so I blotted in on the cat urine and then blotted it with clear water. The cat never went back to it as they always do and the rug was fine.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Yup, sure do.

You have to break down the enzymes in the cat pee for the smell to go away, and go away enough for kitty not to be able to smell it so he/she won't soil there again. Vinegar and water works, and believe it or not vodka works too. The cheaper the vodka the better. As long as you don't mind your place smelling like a bar for a bit.

I'll move this to Care & Grooming.
Heidi do you SWEAR Vinegar & water works? I have 3 rooms with cat pee in them. ONE is under my bed. I think Kotton got scared when Panther chased her and lost control of her bladder. I hope!

I was told to get anti Ichy Poo but I am REALLY broke!
post #5 of 19
www.zero-odor.com Best product out there that I have found, and I have indeed tried them all-
post #6 of 19
Vinegar is really effective. I make a mix of vinegar, washing-up liquid (like Fairy) and water, that does the trick.
post #7 of 19
I use Nature's Miracle. But you have to completely saturate the area and not let it dry for 48 hours (cover the area with plastic). Otherwise the enzymes will not have a chance to do their work.
post #8 of 19
We have a small area in our cat room where one of our RB cats used to pee. It smells dreadful. I really need to try some of these home methods.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by semiferal
I use Nature's Miracle. But you have to completely saturate the area and not let it dry for 48 hours (cover the area with plastic). Otherwise the enzymes will not have a chance to do their work.
The men who made Natures Miracle split up and ONE kept the name and the Oher the ingredients. It is not the same as it was a few years back.

My areas are my wall to wall carpet and they are sooooo bad!
post #10 of 19
Tried anti Icky Poo, did not work!
post #11 of 19
Just an FYI. If you ever replace carpeting. Please get your nose on the subfloor and smell it. Any hint of smell or just do this as a precaution-use a polyurethane around the perimeter of the room about a 12" swath. This is block any odors from coming through the subfloor when new flooring is laid. Also we had "odor eater" padding installed instead of regular carpet padding. Its a little bit more expensive but worth the cost as it has a barrier that will not allow fluids to penetrate!!
I heard anti-icky poo was good but will try MA's advice.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Yup, sure do.

and believe it or not vodka works too. The cheaper the vodka the better. As long as you don't mind your place smelling like a bar for a bit.

I'll move this to Care & Grooming.
Haha, never thought of liquor for such a thing... but in a college town like State College, PA I think I'd spontaneously combust for committing such as sin as wasting liquor on anything but drinking! hahaha, but very good to know, cuz there's always some around if I get in a pinch (Ollie's never gone outside of his box though, thank God)! Thanks!
post #13 of 19
why do you suppose it's the vodka that works? Dad immediately said to me it had to be the alcohol in it and pointed out that using rubbing alcohol would be cheaper and more efficient than booze if that's true.
post #14 of 19
If you can catch the stain as it is still wet, the best thing I have found is any kind of laundry detergent for use on baby clothes. Dreft, Purex, All - all make baby detergent and it is specifically designed to remove urine odors. But you have to catch it while it is still wet, it doesn't work well on old stains.

I mix it up with hot water in my carpet shampoo'er - not so much that it makes a lot of suds, but enough to saturate the area. I don't take it right back up either, I let it sit for a few minutes.

Hope this helps,

~gf~
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Yup, sure do.

You have to break down the enzymes in the cat pee for the smell to go away, and go away enough for kitty not to be able to smell it so he/she won't soil there again. Vinegar and water works, and believe it or not vodka works too. The cheaper the vodka the better. As long as you don't mind your place smelling like a bar for a bit.

I'll move this to Care & Grooming.
Hey! Just pour half the bottle on the stain, drink the rest and you won't care about the smell :lol3! And DH says --- while you're at it pick up a bottle of tequila (he's a margarita fiend )...
post #16 of 19
Zero Odor Pet

www.zeroodorpet.com

It's the absolute best product on the market to eliminate odors from cat urine. I have five cats; am anal about cleaniness and have tried it all.

Satuate the stain; put foil over the area until it's completely dry and the smell/odor/stain will be gone.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by nanci
Zero Odor Pet

www.zeroodorpet.com

It's the absolute best product on the market to eliminate odors from cat urine. I have five cats; am anal about cleaniness and have tried it all.

Satuate the stain; put foil over the area until it's completely dry and the smell/odor/stain will be gone.
Foil? is that in the instructions or is it something that you came up with yourself? what does it do?
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by jamasmom
Tried anti Icky Poo, did not work!
THANK YOU for saying that! You saved me a bunch of money!
post #19 of 19
Hi Hissy - I've seen the ad on TV for this, was going to try it...it really works??
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