Internet Cat People: Wondering How to Get the Smell of Cat Pee Out of Your House? This Song's for You

 |  Dec 16th 2011  |   36 Contributions


Now here is a question for the ages! With my reputation as a cat lady, I get asked this all the time.

I am very fortunate to have well-behaved kitties who have a good relationship with the box. My foster kitties do have accidents, and I use Nature's Miracle to clean it up. The longer urine has to dry, the more difficult it is to remove the smell. There's a great recipe for a home remedy over here

 Urine My Heart

By Sarah Donner

It's great having a captive audience of kittens

You got the bedroom, you got the bed
You got the pages of the books that I read
I hit the bottle, you hit the couch
You hit my futon, and I cannot get you out

You're in my heart
But urine needs to stay inside the box
You're in my heart
But urine needs to stay inside the box

Are you just angry at my new man
Or are you jealous of the sexy time I get?
Could it be viral or a UTI?
We'll have you tested so we can justify

You're in my heart
But urine needs to stay inside the box
You're in my heart
But urine needs to stay inside the box

Try peroxide, baking soda, mix up vinegar with water
Microban and Listerine, or just a match and gasoline

Before you get angry at your cat, bring Schnookums to a vet to make sure that he doesn't have a urinary tract infection. Also, sometimes kitties pee outside the box if there's been a change in their environment like new furniture, new people, new pets, or even new litter.

My mom's cat, Arlo, was very angry when she tried to switch to the Breeze Cat Litter System. He would pee on my sister's bed, with my sister in it! Schnookums might be trying to tell you something, and the smell of cat urine is a language we can all understand.

Thanks to No More Cat Odor and How to Clean Things had some helpful tips. Special thanks to Christine for writing in with the question!

Got a question about cats? Ask a cat lady in the comments below or at sarah AT sarahdonner DOT com.

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