How to get rid of cat urine odor

thorough cleaning and some good habits

First of all, dry the urine from the carpet or carpet with sheets of home paper trying to absorb as much of it as possible: this makes the next job easier. Use cleaner, softer paper towels and apply pressure. Repeat with new paper towels until you see that you can no longer absorb urine (we skip this step if the urine is already dry).

Alternatively, we use old cloth towels that you plan to throw away, instead of paper as the thickness of the towels allows us a better absorption and a greater collection of pee. If we have one that we can use, let's choose it white. When we see that it no longer turns yellow, we can understand that all the urine has been absorbed.

We use an enzymatic cleaner: this product contains special biological enzymes that break down the proteins present in urine, reducing or even completely eliminating odor.

Keeping in mind that some enzymatic cleaners may not work, especially if we have previously used other chemicals, it is a great idea to try it first, saturating the area well and following the directions on the product, let it dry for a few days. Instead, prepare a vinegar-based solution if the enzymatic cleaner has not completely eliminated the odor. We use a vinegar based solution by combining equal parts white vinegar and water by placing them in a spray bottle or bowl. We soak or spray the dirty area. We also wet a little beyond the affected area, in order to be sure to eliminate all traces of urine.

Let it air dry completely once the vinegar solution has been buffered and collected.

We disinfect hard surfaces by washing the dirty area with a detergent that does not contain ammonia. Ammonia smells like the urine of dogs and cats, so we would defeat the attempt.

We can clean the area with water. mixing 10 parts of water with one part of bleach in a spray bottle. We wear rubber gloves and spray the solution on the dirty area leaving it to act for 30 seconds, then wipe it with a damp cloth. Be careful with bleach, as it may damage and alter the color of some materials.

Let's check if we have urine-stained clothing. In this case, add 60 ml of apple cider vinegar to the detergent in the normal wash. If we still smell urine at the end, add some enzymatic detergent to the next wash. Sometimes it may be necessary to dry clean clothing. If we just can't get the smell or stain out of a dress, we just have to throw it away.

You should retrain your cat to make sure you never yell at him or punish him for urinating where he shouldn't. Instead, let's get him quickly to the litter box by making him go there every time and praising him when he uses it. This will reinforce a positive correlation between your urination and your litter box.

Cats like the sand in the litter box to be clean, just like humans like a clean bathroom. If you don't take care of its hygiene needs, your cat may no longer be tempted to urinate on the sofa or carpet. We keep the litter box in a quiet place, not close to where it eats: this increases the chances that it will be used correctly.

There are natural repellents they can prepare at home to keep away from particular types of areas. By using some ingredients, such as citrus oil and peel, vinegar, lemongrass, pepper and garlic, we could discourage access to these animals who don't like strong smells at all.

You can use most of the repellents described above both indoors and outdoors, but it's always a good idea to try them on fabrics and other delicate items to make sure they don't stain!

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