How to eliminate the smell of cat urine? Many pet owners sooner or later ask this question. Often cats refuse to relieve themselves in specialized trays or simply "mark" their territory. Anyway, the smell that remains after that is very sharp and persistent. In this article we will talk about how to eliminate the smell of cat urine. In pet stores, you can see specialized tools to combat this problem in the windows. They can be purchased safely, but you need to take into account the surface from which they remove the smell (fabric, carpet, any surface), since some of these products can easily remove the smell, for example, from the floor, but at the same time harm the carpet. We will talk about simpler and more affordable methods of getting rid of the smell with the help of improvised means.
Contact with water leads to the fact that the bad smell only becomes sharper, it is also enhanced by substances containing chlorine. So forget about the tips to remove the cat smell with ammonia or bleach - nothing good will come of this venture. As with the recommendations to use essential oils or air fresheners. But if nothing is done, ammonia and thiols will appear in the cat's smell. Getting rid of them will be more difficult.
This method should be tried first. If you do not waste time, he will not allow unpleasant odors to spread to the entire apartment. Ideally, you need to clean the tray every day, and if no filler is used, then after each visit of the pet. Clumping fillers made of bentonite or opalkristoballite absorb odors best (when wet, the granules stick together and form dense lumps that retain the smell if they are removed from the tray in time), as well as absorbent silica gel fillers.
It is worth paying attention to the tray itself: for hygiene reasons, even an odorless tray should be changed at least once a year.
Vinegar is a universal remedy, in various combinations it can cope with the cat smell almost everywhere.
Glycerin treatment is considered gentle and suitable even for things made of genuine leather. However, this option is only suitable for eliminating the smell of fresh cat urine. It is necessary to wipe the contamination with glycerin and leave the product until it dries completely.
Dissolve a few crystals of potassium permanganate in water and rinse the desired surface with this mixture, and then rinse with water. This method is suitable for removing odors from carpets and fabrics, but light materials will acquire a characteristic pink hue.
Iodine will perfectly cope with the cat smell if you dilute 15 drops in a liter of water and treat the right place. Then rinse everything with water and let it dry. This option is also not suitable for light surfaces, as well as a solution of potassium permanganate.
Rub the freshly squeezed lemon juice or citric acid into the soiled place and leave for an hour. This method is suitable if the stain is fresh. It is not worth washing off — cats will bypass this place because of the citrus smell.
Special products with enzymes — complex protein compounds that accelerate chemical processes — can replace both a solution with vinegar and potassium permanganate. The compositions can be purchased, for example, at a pet store or ordered online. However, it is important in this case not to treat the stain with other compounds, otherwise they may react and the enzyme remedy will not work.
Such products can be applied to any surface, even on untreated wood or soft toys. The stores offer products to combat cat odor in the form of sprays, solutions, powders. The price varies depending on the manufacturer and volume.
Neither folk nor specialized remedies can cope with an old cat smell. Then the specialists of the cleaning service or sanitary disinfection will come to the rescue with a whole arsenal of professional tools and extraction machines. Pay attention to the reviews and experience of the company. The amount for the work can start from 2 thousand rubles. and increase in proportion to the cost of detergents and the area of contamination.
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If your pet defecated on the carpet, then you can remove the stain and the smell of urine using the following method:
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