Homemade Cat Urine Smell Remover

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!

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7 Responses, Leave a Reply
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    13 May 2009, 6:10 pm

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  2. InsuranceGeek
    09 April 2010, 3:42 am

    Yeah cats urine can stink to high heaven, its good to see products like these. Good read. thankyou.


  3. Reggie'sMom
    09 December 2010, 12:15 am

    I used this recipe when my cat urinated on my mattress and IT WORKED!!!! Awesome recipe and tip….thank you so much!


  4. naomae
    12 April 2011, 10:15 pm

    very good idea. i will try this at home. is it the urine of the cat only will remove? how about mice and dog?


    06 June 2011, 7:50 pm

    This actually worked.. the only thing i did as well to kill two birds with one stone was add natures miracle… and air the couch over night.. worked very well


    Katherine Reply:

    Thank you Amanda… that is a great idea to mix the two. I actually have used this for old spilled milk in my car – nature’s miracle would help with that as well because it breaks down protein!


  6. kay
    07 July 2011, 11:03 pm

    I think the vinegar really does wonders. Mixed with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is a great mixture.


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