DIY cat pee smell remover???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by spotter, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. spotter

    spotter In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014
    My son's GF moved in with him a few months ago with her neutered male cat. The cat appears to have it in for my son and pees all over his stuff. The latest casualty was his guitar case.... I just gave him a drive somewhere with his guitar and almost died at the cat pee stench. He has tried a few different commercial pet odour removers that promise to neutralize cat pee but none of them have worked. After seeing a discussion on another thread here about barbasol shaving cream neutralizing skunk spray, I thought I'd see if anyone has any magic solutions for cat pee (and suggestions on how to get the cat to stop doing this... I have a permanent solution, lol but I don't think they want to hear it!).
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

    Jul 14, 2014
    Has he tried ODOBAN?
    I find it at Home Depot, Lowes, or the gallon jug, of course!

    I've used it at both Groomer's and Vet's may not work like the multi-step below...but for commercial it's pretty good. I haven't had a male cat in 15 years so... now I remember why!
    Good luck with goes in the washer too.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  3. In my experience once a cat starts spraying there is nothing you can do to stop it, you might curb it but they will still do it, especially as a way to get back at you when they are annoyed... But, with that said the first thing I would do it get them neutered...

    As for the case, if it's a soft case you can try what I have done for years to remove it on clothing... Soak it in a good (Tide) laundry detergent, ammonia and HOT water... Then launder it in the same... Don't dry it yet, launder it again but this time use laundry detergent and vinegar... And last but not least one more laundering with detergent and borax before you finally dry it... Yeah, it's a lot of steps but I have found this works well and has saved me having to toss a lot of things over the years...

    If it's a hard case, you are probably stuck doing a lot of elbow grease work, either way hard or soft it might just be easier (and cost effective) to get a new case...
  4. spotter

    spotter In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014

    It doesn't look familiar so I suspect he hasn't tried it. I will mention it to him. Thanks for the tip :) Have you used it successfully with cat pee?
  5. spotter

    spotter In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014

    Thanks, Meep. :) The weird thing is that the cat IS neutered. But he has been moved around a lot during the past year. They think he's jealous of my son. They're expecting a baby any day now too and something tells me the cat might get even worse then.

    The guitar case in question is a heavily padded soft-case gig bag with multiple pockets... so probably washable in the bathtub. It was an expensive bag and a gift from a special friend so hopefully he can get the smell out. I will email him your post. My son is a huge cat-lover but he said he's getting to the end of his rope with this cat. The cat is temporarily living outside at the moment (with food, water and shelter). The GF loves the cat so much. It's not a good situation. As soon as you walk into their house, you're hit with a wall of cat pee smell. It's awful :(

  6. Yep, from my experience this is not a surprise... As I said in my experience cats will use spraying as a 'revenge' or 'notice' that they are annoyed... I have seen it time and time again and again from my experience there is nothing you can do to stop it fully short of getting rid of the cat... I would certainly caution them (and personally advice them to get rid of said cat) if they are having a baby, because from my experience again it will only get worse and they will likely find the cat peeing/spraying all over everything baby related from the crib, car seat, blankets, toys you name it...

    BTW I like cats, I have had them my entire life hardly a hater of them, but I'm also realistic and have seen more than my fair share of 'bad' cats that to be blunt I will no longer tolerate living in my house...
  7. spotter

    spotter In the Brooder

    May 31, 2014

    I agree 100%. I could not take the smell. Once she has the baby, she may feel differently, esp if the cat pees on the baby things!
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    I love cats, and have had a number of house cats (and still do) including males, but once a cat starts urinating in places other than the cat boxes, it's time to get rid of them. We had a 15 year old female, whose kidneys had begun failing, that started urinated in places other than the cat boxes recently, and as sad as we were to have to do it, we had her put to sleep.
  9. Mah1Mah1

    Mah1Mah1 Chirping

    May 25, 2014
    Australia, NSW
    My old cat was a persian/Himalayan, super fluffy [​IMG]
    he usually used to pee in the yard but on hot days when he was too hot to get up he would just pee where he lay.
  10. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Songster

    May 8, 2012
    Cole County Missouri
    I had a neutered male cat that peed on hubby's clothes and I took him to the vet. After several tests, vet figured out it was Feline Urinary Syndrome...crystals form in the urinary tract making it painful to pee. They pee in the litter box so they start thinking of the litter box as a painful place to be. They start peeing somewhere else as far away from the litter box as they can. Some medicine and some special (expensive) cat food and the problem went away. Now, years later, I have a geriatric spayed female cat that has occasional diarrhea on the couch or my bed. May have to take her in to the vet and see what's wrong with her.


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