Monday, 28 July 2008

Get Rid of Cat Urine Odor - Super Easy & No More Smell!

Cats will sometimes pee inside the house - especially if they are young kittens still learning to control their bladders. The resultant mess is not only unpleasant to clean, but also leaves a nasty smell. This is off-putting not only for ourselves but for family and any friends who may be intending to visit.

We all like a clean home. But how can we get rid of cat urine odor? There are a number of expensive, harsh chemical commercial products available that can be purchased from specialist pet shops. But what if I told you there was a much gentler, environmentally friendly way to rid of cat urine odor? And what if I told you the ingredients for this simple recipe is probably already in your kitchen cupboard? Would you be interested? Of course you would!

There are, in fact, a number of ways to get rid of cat urine odor without resorting to commercial products. But this method is perhaps the easiest. To know how to get rid of cat urine odor, you must first understand the nature of cat urine and why it smells so awful in the first place. Don't worry, this is not as bad as it sounds. But this understanding is important if you are to get things right.

Do you know what it is that makes cat urine odor so offensive? The answer is simple and yet obvious. Cat urine contains ammonia and it is this ammonia that gives cat urine its distinctive smell. It is this smell which cats use as their calling card and warning signal to other cats that this is their territory.

Now that we armed with think knowledge lets quickly move onto exactly how to get rid of cat urine odor. Because ammonia is an acid, we need to neutralize it with an alkaline. The most common (and cheap) alkaline we have in our kitchen is - yes you guessed it - white vinegar. Vinegar will get rid of cat urine odor when used properly.

Your first step is to blot as much of the cat urine with blotting paper as possible. Be generous and patient. Hold the paper down in place firmly and wait. Do not pat or rub. We are trying to lift the urine out of the carpet using capillary action here.

Mix white vinegar with water in a 50-50 ratio. Dab onto the urine stain to neatralise as much smell as possible.Sprinkle generously with baking soda (another odor neatraliser) and vacuum. While you are at it, sprinkle the entire room liberally with baking soda and vacuum. Viola! No more cat urine odor! Your house is clean and your friends can visit once again.

Want more recipes for more stubborn cat urine odor? Stale cat urine stains not shifting? Be surprised at how simple the answer is by clicking here. Or if you simply want to avoid future embarrassments for your cat, why not read this guide on how to train your cat - including how to train her to use the human toilet!

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