How To Get Rid Of That Cat Pee Smell

Make your home smell fresh again with these tips.

cat pee smell

Did your cat urinate in the house and you’re desperately trying to figure out how to get rid of the cat pee smell?

In moments like these, you want answers immediately.

So here’s what you can do.

Figure out why your cat’s peeing outside of her litter box

One of the first things you’ll want to figure out is why your cat’s peeing outside of her litter box before it happens again.

It could be for a variety of reasons, like:

  • Medical issues
  • Behavioral problems
  • Her litter box hasn’t been cleaned

Once you have an understanding of why your cat’s peeing outside the litter box, you’ll be able to combat that smell in the best possible way: prevention.

How to get rid of cat pee smell

Although figuring out why your cat’s peeing in random places around the house will help you stop it before it even happens, it’ll probably happen once in a while — so you’ll want to be prepared.

Get a cleaner specific for cat urine

“Any enzymatic pet cleaner should do the job!” Dr. Zay Satchu, cofounder and chief veterinary officer at Bond Vet in New York City, told The Dodo. “It is important that it is enzymatic to fully break down the odor-causing molecules.” 

According to Dr. Satchu, products such as Nature's Miracle and Bubba's Super Strength Cleaner are great.

Clean up the cat pee as fast as possible

The sooner you clean up your cat’s pee, the better! Not only will it help make sure those stinky cat pee fumes aren’t soaking into the floor, couch or carpet, but it’ll help make sure your cat doesn’t mistake that accident for her *new* pee spot.

If you find the stain later, though, it’s best to get a cleaner that’s specifically made for stains that have really set in.

Something else you can get — which can actually be weirdly fun, even if it’s super gross — is a black light made for pet stains! It will let you find any places you might not have realized your cat used as her personal toilet and combat those stinky areas, too!

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