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Cat Urine Removers

"Cat urine removers come in two varieties. The first uses oxygenation and is best for fresh stains. The other type uses enzymes to clean and remove any bacteria that may form and cause odor."

Products for cleaning cat urine come in two varieties. Differences and what you should use each kind for are listed in the table below. Clean the area thoroughly since cat's have an excellent sense of smell. If the odor isn't removed, your cat might believe that they can urinate in the same area again.

The key is to clean the stain or odor quickly after the accident to prevent the urine from penetrating too deeply into the floor, carpet, furniture or fabrics. If products contain peroxide and you are using it on carpet it may discolor. Test each product first.

In the case of carpet if the urine penetrated the carpet padding you may need to cut out that area of padding and replace it.

Removing Cat Urine

Cat Urine Removers

How It Works

Brands

Cat Urine Home Remedy

Best when stain is fresh. Use a cloth or paper towel to blot up any moisture. Then apply vinegar or lemon juice to area. Scrub using sponge with warm soapy water (dish liquid detergent is fine). Repeat. Moisturize a cloth with ammonia and wipe area to neutralize odor. If you still smell an odor or if you sense your cat does then use one of the cleaners recommended below.

Oxygen-activated formula

Best for fresh stains. Products contain oxidation and hydrogen peroxide.

Fresh 'n Clean Pet Odor & Stain Eliminator 

Enzyme and bacteria formulas Good for fresh or older dry stains that penetrate the carpet and padding. Works by using "good" bacteria to eat the odor causing bacteria in the urine. Some also contain deodorizers. Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover

(Good Housekeeping Magazine top choice for pet stain and odor removal) 

Room Deodorizer

Perfect for fabrics

Febreze Extra Strength

 

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