When determining how to clean cat urine effectively the most important tool to have available is an effective cat urine remover. This is an essential part of the process when it comes to cleaning cat urine – without an effective and appropriate cat urine remover you may not get rid of cat urine odor, or even the cat urine stain, no matter how hard you try.
The Importance of Cleaning The Area Correctly
If you’re not able to get rid of the cat urine odor your cat (or any other cats or pets in the household) may keep returning to the same spot to pee. The ammonia smell in cat urine draws animals to pee in the same place. Once this happens it becomes more difficult to clean the affected area.
Thoroughly scrubbing the area with regular cleaning products alone won’t work. And you definitely don’t want to use any cleaning products that contain ammonia. Remember, the ammonia smell is one of the things you’re trying to get rid of when cleaning cat urine.
Pet Enzyme Cleaners
To remove cat urine smell, for both you and your cat, you’ll need to neutralize the affected area. The most effective way to do this is with the use of a pet enzyme cleaner. Any pet stain and odor remover with enzymes as the active ingredient should work help you remove cat urine from carpet or even from furniture.
Pet odor is protein based so it can’t be removed by simply washing the area; you’ll need a pet odor remover. Enzyme cleaners digest the odor causing protein by breaking down the chemical nature of the ammonia, which makes enzyme cleaners a perfect cat urine remover. These enzyme cleaners help to remove the cat urine stain and remove cat urine odor, which also helps keep your cat from marking or peeing in the same area again.
When using a pet enzyme cleaner you will need to saturate the cat urine stain so the enzyme cleaner is able to reach all areas where there is cat urine, including the carpet pad if you are cleaning carpet. Many enzyme cleaners can be used for cleaning cat urine from various surfaces like carpet, furniture or clothing. Be sure to read and follow manufacturer’s instructions. You may also want to test the product on a small patch of fabric or carpet before treating the whole area.
When using an enzyme cleaner as a cat urine remover it may take a couple days for the enzymes to work through and neutralize the cat urine odor. Check the area a couple of days after you used the enzyme cleaner. If you still notice the cat urine odor you may need to repeat the process with the enzyme cleaner.
Making Your Own Cat Urine Remover
Some people use a mix of vinegar and water to remove cat urine. Vinegar works to neutralize the cat urine odor as well. If you want to try this method mix one part white distilled vinegar to two parts warm water. To clean the affected area let it sit for an hour or two then blot dry. Be sure to test a hidden patch of the material first.
In my experience the best cat urine remover has been a good pet enzyme cleaner. They work for other pet stains as well. You can find enzyme cleaners at regular pet stores or online pet stores like Drs Foster’s & Smith or Only Natural Pet.
Keep in mind something is causing your cat to go outside of the litter box. Whether it is the result of a cat health problem or your cat trying to tell you something via a cat behavior problem, finding the cause is the best way to reduce the chance of this happening regularly.
I hope this helps provide you with a better understanding of how to remove cat urine._____________________________________