Problem-Solving – Removing the Odor of Cat Urine

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This is a photo of one very scared and confused kitty-cat hiding in my basement. Hans belongs to my grandsons, but he can’t live at their home anymore. One of the boys developed an allergic reaction to cat dander. They love their cat, and didn’t want to give him up completely, so now he lives at Nanny and Papa’s house.

Through all the confusion of the move, and after Hans hid under a guest room bed for over fourteen hours, the call of nature could not be denied and an accident happened on the good rug. Oh my! The smell of cat urine filled the room. Thankfully, I caught it right away and blotted it up. I immediately cleaned the carpet with rug shampoo, but the smell lingered.

I found a remedy on the Internet. Today I followed the directions. What an amazing solution. As soon as I poured on the peroxide and dish detergent over the baking soda, the smell completely disappeared. I also added a few drops of lavender essential oil I had in the house. Now the room smells fresh once more. This recipe really worked!

Click here for cat urine odor neutralizer: Recipe for removing the smell of cat urine from a carpet.

I am hoping that Hans will soon realize there is nothing to be afraid of at our house, and the next time you see a picture of him, he will be napping on a cushion or watching birds from inside the screened in porch.

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He’s coming around a bit. Here he is sitting on the top of the basement stairs. I think soon he will begin to feel at home. I hope so!

7 thoughts on “Problem-Solving – Removing the Odor of Cat Urine

  1. Sara Drissel

    So glad you found a cure for the smell as it is not nice, sorry about Hans not being able to stay in there home. Who developed the allergy to cats?


    1. timelesslady

      Derek 😦 And it is so sad because he loves him…but I told him even though he lives at my house Hans is still their kitty.


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  3. Child Blue

    My sister owns a wool rug: Wembley WB38 Red 3’x5′ by Dalyn. A few weeks ago we found one of her cats sick and sleeping on the rug. There were not any wet or damp spots. So, we took the cat to the vet and did not give the rug another thought. Today I had to move the rug to caulk around the door it lay in front of. OMG! The smell of cat urine was overpowering. This is more than just a spot clean. The entire rug needs to be cleaned. It is necessary that the rug be cleaned at home. My sister is terrified I will destroy the rug if I clean it. I tried to contact Dalyn but they are hard to contact. Do you know what would be the best way for me to clean this rug without causing damage. I have a Bissell carpet cleaner with Bissell Pet Stain and Odor Remover for the machine. Also own a power washer and water hose. Can I use a leave-on enzyme cleaner so the other cats will stop using the rug? Really worried I will damage the wool fiber or cause the deep red color to spot. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. I’m so sorry I don’t really have an answer. I only cleaned a small area on my rug, and though I did not lose color, I could not promise this technique would not mar the dye in an expensive rug. Perhaps you could try it on a small area at a time and move slowly rather than do the whole area at one time.


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