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How To Get Rid Of Cat Urine Smell In The House

There is no doubt that cats have done some bad habits as peeing outside the litter box. Litter box is designed to absorb the urine of the cats, stopping the bad smell of the urine from spreading in the house, but if your cat peeing outside the litter box, you will face a big problem to get rid of the bad smell of the urine that will spread in your house. You will need some tools to get rid of the urine’s smell as gloves, disposable towels, relatively airtight plastic bag, and clear mouthwash with alcohol, beach spray, and baking powder.

There are some cleaning products that are considered effective remedies for cat’s urine removal as the white vinegar that has a good smell and is used with warm water to remove the cat’s urine. You can also use the fresh wave that is considered a natural cleaning, putting it in the laundry to remove your cat’s urine. A good cat urine cleaner also has bacteria producing agents, having the ability to remove the cat’s urine smell completely. There are some steps you should follow to get rid of the cat’s urine smell:

Cleaning the cat urine

1- Remove the cat’s urine with paper towels

You should remove the cat’s urine by using some paper towels to absorb all the urine on the floor, pressing this paper towel to facilitate the task, repeating this removal until you make sure that all the urine is removed from the floor. You should also use some old white towels to remove the cat’s urine that will offer better absorption, and its white color will reveal the finishing of the task, when you didn’t find more yellow spots on the white towel.

2-You should use an enzymatic cleaner

You should use an enzymatic cleaner to help you to remove the cat’s urine from the floor, as this enzymatic cleaner contains some enzymes that can fight the protein that is existed in the cat’s urine, reducing its bad smell. You should know that the enzymatic cleaner mayn’t work if you use other cleaning products before using the enzymatic cleaner, so you should follow the directions that are existed on the bottle of the enzymatic cleaner.

3- You should use a mix of a water and vinegar to remove the smell of the cat’s urine

If the enzyme cleaner can’t remove the smell of the cat’s urine, you should use a mix of a water and vinegar, putting it on a spray bottle, spraying it on the dirty area, spraying a little of it on beyond the dirty area to make sure that all the urine has been removed. You can use a black light to see the urine spot on the dark, finding the exact location of the urine.

4-You should use a bristle brush to facilitate the task of removing the urine, using a mixture of vinegar and water

You should use a bristle brush to spread the mixture of the water and vinegar, helping you to clean the dirty area, removing all the urine from the floor, removing the ammonia smell that is existed in your cat’s urine.

5- You should dry the area after blotting up the vinegar

You should use paper towels for the second time, blotting up the vinegar on the dirty area, letting the area dry after blotting it.

6-You should use a mixture of bleach and water to remove the cat’s urine

You shouldn’t clean the dirty area with a cleaner that contains ammonia, as it smells as the cat’s urine, putting a mixture of bleach and water, spraying it on the dirty area for 30 seconds, then cleaning it with a damp cloth. You should also use the beach carefully, as it may damage some materials.

7- You should clean your clothes if they have urine

If your clothes have some urine you should wash them in the laundry, putting 60 ml of apple cider vinegar, and if you still smell the cat’s urine, you should put an enzymatic cleaner to your regular wash, and if you can’t remove the smell from your clothes, you should throw them out.

Deodorizing the area

1- You should put baking soda over the dirty area

You should use the baking soda that is known as the sodium bicarbonate, being a natural cleaner that is used remove the cat’s urine, as it can absorb the cat’s urine effectively.

2- After putting the baking soda on the dirty area, you may put on it a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and mild dish detergent

You may put a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and mild dish detergent, after putting the baking soda to make sure that all the cat’s urine has been removed, making sure that this cleaning solution didn’t lead to discoloration.

3- You should use scrub brush to spread the baking soda on the dirty area

After wearing gloves on your hand, you will use a scrub brush to help in making foams of the baking soda and the hydrogen peroxide to remove the cat’s urine and its smell from the floor.

4-You should vacuum the soiled area

At the end of the cleaning solution, you should vacuum the soiled area, using a wet vac to remove all the urine particles and the cleaner you have put on it the carpet. Using wet vacs is better than using the regular vacuum, as it cleans the carpet, then it vacuums the water back into the vacuum’s tank. You should put cool water in the vacuum’s tank to ensure a higher level of cleaning, but you should avoid the steam water, as the high heat of the water will damage the vacuum’s tank.

Adopting a cat is considered one of the most beautiful experiences in our life, as cats are considered lovely creatures; being loyal to the person they love, but dealing with them may cause some problems, as making pee outside the litter box, so you should train your cat to use the litter box. First, you should choose the suitable litter box for your cat, having low sides to allow your cat to enter and exit easily. The litter box also must be made of the heavy plastic, as it is easy to clean, and can be carried easily. Cats are known covering their waste, so you should choose a large box to allow them to do that, besides allowing them to move in the litter box. You should buy an extra litter box for your cat if your cat has a problem with using it, taking care about its location in the house, as it is must be put in a quiet place, because cats hate the noisy, but according to the outdoor cats, you should put the litter box beside the door.

You should show your cat its litter box from the first day it comes to your house. Experts thought that you should put the litter box in the place that your cat feels comfortable in it, and then you may move it to your favorite place. You should put your cat in the litter box after meals, naps and playing, doing this in the first few days, and your cat will become used to make pee in the litter box alone. You should also clean your cat’s litter box daily, cleaning it with the soap and the water weekly, as cats are considered finicky creatures, turning up their noses at a filthy litter box, and you shouldn’t cover your cat’s scent with perfumed litter, as the cat can locate its litter box by smelling its own scent. You should also use the litter box that your cat likes it, and are willing to use it.

One of the most important things you must put in our consideration while training your cat to use the litter box is not to punish your cat while using the litter box, as this will create a negative experience with the litter box and you should also praise your cat when it uses the litter box successfully. Finally, if you train your cat to pee inside the litter box and it still peeing outside its litter box, you should consult your vet to discover the medical problem that may cause peeing outside the litter box. These medical problems are bladder infections, bladder stones, urinary incontinence and health problems that are caused by thirst that leads to urine production. Overcrowding, social competition, and severe human interventions as placing the litter box in noisy location may lead to peeing outside the litter box. Vets should control these medical problems, putting diagnostic tests on cats that exhibit the behavior. There are steps you must follow to provide your cat with healthy environment: you must provide your cat with a safe place, providing it with food, water, litter box, bedding, and scratching areas, providing it with playing sections, providing it with positive feline interactions, respecting its sense of smell.

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