How do you remove cat urine?


Quick Answer

Remove cat urine by soaking it up with a paper towel and then using a specially formulated cleaner to remove excess urine and odors. Use a wet/dry vacuum for larger puddles, and follow up with baking or washing soda.

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  1. Soak up the urine

    Use paper towels or an absorbent cloth to soak up as much of the urine as you can. If the urine is on a hard surface, like tile, follow up with a wet rag.

  2. Use an enzymatic cleanser

    Spray the surface with an enzymatic cleanser intended for use for feline urine. This type of cleaner breaks down the scent because it contains active cultures that eat away the urine. Find enzymatic cleansers at most pet stores.

  3. Use a wet vacuum

    For large puddles, you may need to soak up excess urine and cleanser using an extracting wet vacuum. This type of vacuum rinses the area with clean water and then removes the water when you're done. Do not use a steam cleaner on cat urine.

  4. Finish with baking soda

    Apply baking soda to the area once it's dry. Leave the baking soda for one hour, and then vacuum it away. This step can be repeated as needed.

  5. Prevent future accidents

    To keep your home fresh, it's important to prevent your cat from urinating outside the box. Keep the litter box clean, and make sure it's out of the way in a quiet location. If the problem persists, have your cat examined by a veterinarian to rule out health issues.

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