Cats have a mind of their own. While sometimes their behavior may be unpredictable, it may be an indication that something more is going on. If you have a new kitten or cat you may notice that your furry friend may be particular about one specific area of the house – the litterbox. It’s no secret that the litter box may be the “stinkiest” part of the house. In addition, no pet owner wants the stress of cleaning up a mess, especially if it’s outside the litter box. We sat down with Trupanion veterinarian Dr. Sarah Nold to learn more about how to get rid of cat urine and tips to help keep a tidy and cat-friendly house.
How to get rid of cat urine in your
Steps to get rid of cat urine
1.Remove the urine as soon as possible.
2.Talk to your veterinarian and get their recommendation on an enzymatic cleaner.
3.An enzymatic cleaner has the ability to help lift the stain and further break down the odor from your cat’s urine.
4.Consider cleaning the litter box and adding some fresh litter to help freshen the space for your best friend.
For example, with a medical condition like arthritis, they may be
in a lot of pain. Further, it may make them feel uncomfortable to get in or out
of the litter box. For this reason, consider talking to your veterinarian to
help determine the root of the problem.
for a clean litter box and cat-friendly home
A clean and tidy pet space is important for
all your furry friends, and even more so when it comes to the litter box. Nold points
out some tips to consider for the ultimate cat-friendly living space.
One litter box per cat in the house.
Place litter boxes in different areas of the house.
If you have a multi-level home, you should place one on each level.
The litter box should be cleaned daily, and potentially more often considering how many furry family members you have.
Be mindful of the type of litter your cat likes and try to stick to the same brand.
If you have a new cat, consider offering different litters until you learn their preference.
Covered litter boxes are great to keep odor and litter inside, but not all cats may like them.
Change your plastic litter box, so it can help absorb odors.
to get rid of cat urine? it may take time and a lot of housekeeping
Cats are picky. But if you notate their behavior, keep a clean and tidy cat space, and seek the expertise of your veterinarian, your best friend may find happiness with the litter box in no time at all.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.