Cat urine contains proteins that leave a smell. Although most of the odor can be removed, there still remains a scent that cats can smell. This is how they identify where to urinate again. To avoid future accidents and “marking,” it is necessary to use a cleaning product with enzymes that will break down these proteins and remove them completely.
You Will Need:
- Rubber gloves
- Paper towels
- Pet cleaning product
- Kids ‘n Pets
- Nature’s Miracle
- Soft cloths
Steps to Clean the Urine:
- Protect yourself with rubber gloves when cleaning up any pet urine or feces.
- Use paper towels to absorb as much of the urine as possible.
- Next, apply a pet cleaning product. These are readily available from pet supply stores or in the pet department of any major store. There are a variety of products available, and some are less effective than others. The two products listed above have been proven effective, but they are only a few to choose from.
- Check the cleaning product label to ensure it is safe for your surface.
- Apply the cleaner liberally to the urine-stained area.
- Let it set for a minute so it can soak into the area.
- Use a soft cloth or paper towels to blot up the excess liquid.
- Allow the area to dry completely.
- If any odor remains, retreat the area.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Some cleaning products are scented.
- Cat urine has an ammonia smell and can easily be detected once the fragrance from the cleaner is removed.
- Be sure to apply enough cleaning product to tackle the urine that remains. Too little will not be effective enough to cut through the proteins and remove them.
- If you are unsure if you removed all of the urine successfully, watch your pet. If you see them returning to the same area or smelling it continuously, there is still a urine odor in that area that is detectable by them. To prevent future problems, treat the area again.
- Surfaces such as mattresses or furniture will require additional cleaning product to get down into the cushions. Be sure to allow ample drying time to avoid any mold or mildew growth.