On this page you will find some great tips on choosing the best cat urine cleaner and getting rid of that nasty urine smell once and for all.
Choose the right Feline Urine Removal Products.
The ideal urine cleaner will be one that targets the bacteria and enzymes in the urine, breaks down the crystals properly, and one that is strong enough to tackle the smell effectively.
While doing all this, it needs to be kind to your carpets and furniture, safe for your cat, and preferably friendly to the environment. Phew! That might sound like asking for a lot, but it's not.
Lastly, one very clever tip and something I didn't know until a friend told me: If you can smell that pungent cat urine smell but you just can't find where it is coming from, try buying a UV black light.
Apparently urine shows up under UV light, and a black light (it's the same type of light that makes your teeth and white shirts glow brightly in a night club!) will make it show up in the dark!
If you want to try this out, you can purchase a small affordable and portable black light which uses the correct light wavelength to show up pet urine. You can use this to find old stains or to check that you have thoroughly removed all traces of urine after cleaning.
Which type of cat urine cleaner you choose depends on your own preferences and the type of material that is affected (carpet, hardwood floor, soft furnishing), so always test first, and find out what works the best for you.
If you have any other ideas, or have found something that works really well that I haven't mentioned here, I would love to hear about it. Why not email your ideas and I could include them in this website for other cat owners to benefit from!
I have found a company that provides all natural cat urine cleaners, specially formulated to get to the root of the problem and yet be environmentally friendly as well as affordable.
We all know that stale urine can smell really bad, but why? Well, apparently crystals form in the drying urine, and it's these crystals that create the extreme odor of ammonia and also make pet urine so difficult to remove.
Normal cleaners might mask the smell temporarily, but all too often it returns as the crystals reactivate, especially in moist conditions. To get rid of the smell properly, it is the crystals that need to be broken down.
Another problem is that if the odor is not gone completely, your cat will still be able to smell it and will probably wet in the same place again. Some household cleaners contain ammonia as an ingredient and so these can actually encourage your cat to urinate in the same spot!
Alternatively you can make your own, often from simple household products.
I have hunted to find different peoples recommendations and give you here a summary of do-it-yourself cat urine removal solutions.
You can then try cleaning the area with one of these solutions:
And obviously, the quicker the urine is cleaned away the better, as the older and drier it has become, the harder it will be to get rid of that offensive smell.
So I hope you have found my guide on tips for cat urine odor removal and choosing the best cat urine cleaner useful. Don't forget you can email me your own ideas about what you find works the best.
I wish you happy cleaning and a house free from any old nasty cat urine smell!