Dec 8, 2016 - What makes Cat Pee Smell So Bad
Yeah... I feel his pain. We have no cats. Cats have never lived in our house. We do have mice. When other types of traps did not seem to work, my husband put out that "mouse bait" that comes in granular form. The mice are supposed to move outside to die because they will be looking for water. One of them didn't make it. Our bedroom is now full of a rather nasty smell. Even an ozone generator can barely keep ahead of it. After having searched the room, looked under all furniture and in every space.... our conclusion is that said mouse died in the wall. Peeeeyewwww. Previous experience says that you have to suffer at least one, two or maybe even three weeks with this. If the above problem has been ongoing for more than a few weeks, I am not sure it is due to a dead mouse (unless there is a serial mouse killer about ;) ). Eventually, they fully decompose or desiccate and mummify.
So while we're trying to get back on track, we have a huge uphill battle to fight. Today at work the guys I'm working with said I smell like cat pee. The clothes I'm wearing came straight out of the laundry. A big problem is I can't smell it anymore. I put the clothes on my nose and I can't smell anything that smells like cat pee. My sister told me the same thing last week so I've been trying to wash my clothes and put them away right away. I feel awful. How am I suppose to fix the problem with odor if I can't smell it to know if it's gone or not? My sister said that Odoban makes a laundry detergent that has enzymes and that I should try that. Odoban Sport or something? She said it's on Amazon. Anyone have experience with that?
Because ammonia is a component of urine, it makes the cleaned surface smell just a little bit like cat pee. You may not notice, but your cat’s more sensitive nose will pick it up. Bleach is another. As strong as this chemical is, it doesn’t have what it takes to break down cat urine crystal so they can be cleaned up.Cat pee contains a particularly high concentration of ammonia. Although this is a natural compound containing nothing more than nitrogen and hydrogen, it’s not exactly good to breathe. The good news is that most cat caretakers won’t need to worry about this. A corner of the living room carpet that smells faintly of kitty piddle isn’t going to harm healthy lungs. If you have a cat who has frequent “accidents” on your carpets, hardwood floors, furniture, elsewhere around your home, do yourself a favor and pick up one of these products soon. That way you’ll have it on hand to clean up any messes as soon as you find them. The faster you get rid of all the cat pee on the stained site, the less chance there is the spot will get smelly again after you think you’ve cleaned it. Tip #12:Use 100% vinegar. Pour on the spot let stand. Let dry. Pour on let dry. And then shampoo. The problem is not the carpet. Its the wood under the carpet that smells. Let the vinegar stand on the carpet so that its soaked into the wood floor. After you shampoo the carpet the smell should be completely gone. Once the smell is gone the cat will not pee in that spot any more. Make sure pets are spayed or neutured. Cats will "spray" when they are in "heat" to attract other cats.Tip #8: I tried everything and I found what works best for me is filling a spray bottle with vinegar (white) and adding some vanilla....spray it on anything and everything with the smell, works like a charm. Even use it outside my apt where the neighborhood cats pee in the yard, makes that go away too. Leaves a nice vanilla scent to linger....after vinegar dries.Sometimes, spraying that cat pee stain with a cleaning product and applying a little scrubbing action doesn’t always do the trick. The visual stain may be gone, and you may no longer smell it because you’ve gotten used to it, but your neighbors sure do. Don’t worry – they’ll understand. But you’ll probably want to get it fixed for next time.