How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell From Carpet
Do you suffer with smelly urine soaked carpet, because your cat thinks your expensive floor is his litter tray? You can stop all that for good with a few simple steps, and in as little as 4 days. If you are wondering how to get rid of cat urine smell from carpet for good, then please read on.
There are many reasons for your cat urinating on your carpet, and I want to explain why first. Health problems, dirty litter tray or laziness can be some of the reasons for your cats behaviour. I had a cat who suffered from the last 2, but he is 15 years old so its understandable. This does not mean my home smells of cat pee, that problem was solved months ago. It only took a few days of smelling foul stale urine for me to decide something had to be done.
Does this sound like a problem you are also suffering with? Let me run through a couple of simple steps to stop your cat from urinating on the carpet, and how to get rid of cat urine smell from carpet for good.
The first step is to look at your litter tray if you use one for your indoor cat. For me it was a dirty box, with even a day old soiled box meaning my elderly cat wouldn’t enter. If this could be the problem, then the solution is a daily clean, to make sure its a nice clean box for your cat to do their business.
The next thing to look at is a change of domain. If you have recently moved to a new home, could the scent of another cat be causing the peeing on the carpet problem? I also had a client who had cats entering their home through the cat flap in the middle of the night, using the cat litter tray and then leaving. This caused all kinds of problems. The first problem was a soiled litter box, and secondly the scent of another cat.
If an elderly cat is a reason, which it was for me, then the only thing to do is make sure they have easier access to their litter tray. I used to find the problem was 99% of the time during the early hours of the morning. I had to resort to taking my cat into the room where his litter tray was located to make sure he hit the spot every time.
If getting rid of the urine odor is something that is a problem, then let me run through a powerful remedy for getting rid of that awful smell. Firstly, don’t use antibacterial sprays for cleaning up the urine, these types of spray attract your cat, and cat make it pee in the same spot again and again. Instead use an equal solution of distilled white vinegar and water. Apply to a small area first to make sure it doesn’t stain the carpet. Use a soft cloth, and repeat several times, until the odor has gone.
We have looked at how to get rid of cat urine smell from carpet, and how to stop them from attempting to pee on the carpet.