The majority of cat owners eventually encounter the sharp smell of cat urine. There are a variety of reasons your pet commits these ‘crimes’: kittens need time to get used to peeing in a designated area and adult male cats mark their territory. Even the most disciplined cats will leave you an unpleasant surprise if they find that the litter box has not been cleaned!
It is not easy to remove urine odour, but there are solutions that can help. The unpleasant smell of urine can be remedied using some of the tips and techniques below, so read on!
How to Remove Urine Smell
To choose the most effective cleaner for eradicating urine odour and stains, it is important to understand the three main components of urine: urea, urochrome, and uric acid. The majority of cleaners focus on the first two elements, removing the sticky urea and yellow-ish colour pigment of urochrome. However, crystals of uric acid are not soluble in water and often simply dry out. After repeated contact with liquid, the odour returns and gets twice as strong!
A ‘puddle’ on the carpet requires immediate action, since once cat urine soaks in, it leaves a strong odour and your pet might decide that this ‘aromatic’ corner is his or her new permanent toilet. Below is a recipe for removing the urine odour for good.