As the proud mother of 5 cats (Yes,5!), I have learned several techniques on how to care for some unfortunate events that they may cause! I may not be an expert, but I have been a cat “mother” for more than 10 years! I have tried many different solutions on different cat problems, such as clawing on furniture, spraying, and giving cats a bath. My experience and interest in the subject has led me to come up with my own solutions, which I have tested and have also had friends and family test (they all have worked)! All of us cat owners know that when they decide to pee on something; the smell does not come out. Many websites want you to pay an arm and a leg for a product that could potentially harm your cat, and some don’t even work at all. Take it from me, paying for these products are not worth it and through my own experience I have found some techniques to get rid of the odor with things that were already in my home!
- Baking Soda- Sprinkle some baking soda on the urine spot and vacuum it after 20-25 minutes. This causes the odor to absorb and then it is whisked away by the vacuum! Then wash the spot with a spot cleaner, or the washer. When it comes out it will be good as new! This is also confirmed in the book, Cat Urine Problems Eliminated by Marie Young.
- Lemon- Yes, lemon! I have used this before and I was completely amazed that I didn’t find this little trick online before! Get a lemon out of the fridge, slice it, and put the lemon juice on the urine spot! Make sure it is completely soaked through though! The natural acid from the lemon will remove the odor after leaving it on for about a half hour. Once the time is up, just take a warm washcloth with some soap and wipe off the area. This is my own finding, but for some proof on how the acid works, you can take a look at the link below! The proof is in the pudding! (10 Uses for Lemons)
- Oranges will do the same thing! Oranges also contain this natural acid which will neutralize the odor. However, lemons are stronger so you would have to leave the orange juice on there for more than a half hour.
All of these items can be found in your fridge, or kitchen cabinet; which means less spending! Many people recommend products in a bottle, but again these can harm your cat and most don’t work. I have personally tried all of these items, and came up with the lemon and orange solutions myself.These will all definitely work!
Cat Urine Problems Eliminated by Marie Young, Accessed on October 30, 2013.
10 Uses For Lemons by Stephanie Rogers. Accessed on October 30, 2013.