If you have cats, you probably have experienced at least one time when your cat urinated on a couch, carpet or bed. The smell of cat urine is almost impossible to get out! There are many products that break down the enzymes in the cat urine, but we have found the smell still remains no matter what we try.
That is, until this weekend! Our cat must have peed on the couch some time during the night, because by the next morning the room smelled strongly of cat urine. Sure enough, right in the middle of the couch – a big pool of cat pee. I poured a whole bottle of cat urine enzyme solution on the cushion, but I still smelled the urine by the end of the day. In desperation I started searching the internet – and after reading many home remedies I made up my own formula to remove the smell of cat urine – and it worked!
The measurements are sketchy, at best. I put a little bit of this in and a little bit of that… then I poured the entire bowl of homemade cat urine remover over the couch. To my great amazement, the solution actually worked to get rid of that terrible odor! I was afraid my couch would be faded after the treatment, but it didn’t bleach it at all. Of course, you should spot test your couch (or carpet) with this mixture before pouring it all over the cushions!
Before I used the solution, I had already used a product that breaks down cat urine enzymes. This might be the key to the whole process – using the product first, and then the solution below after that had dried – but this is only a guess.
Homemade Recipe to Remove the Cat Urine Smell:
- ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 2 good squirts of dish detergent
- ¼ cup white vinegar
Now remember, I didn’t measure – I just threw it all in together. So if it doesn’t work the first time, try adding a bit more of each and repeating the process.
Put all of the ingredients into a big mixing bowl, and then fill the bowl with hot water from the tap. Then (after spot testing the item you are cleaning) pour the entire bowl of solution over the smelly area. Wipe the cleaner into the item so it will soak through. Now let it dry, and voila! No more stinky cat smell!