Removing Cat Urine Smell

Even after you’ve figured out why your cat is peeing outside the litter box, you’re still stuck with the challenge of removing cat urine smell.

A mistake many people make is to just attack the source of the smell with whatever household cleaner they can find.

This is a mistake.

Due to the organic compounds in cat urine, some cleaners can actually make the smell worse. I think we can all agree that we don’t want that!

You have a couple of options available to you for removing cat urine smell.

  1. Brand name “pet odor removal” products
  2. Homemade mixtures for cat urine removal

First let’s talk about the brand name products.

The most famous brand out there and perhaps the best is one called Nature’s Miracle. This is what is referred to as an enzymatic cleaner. It basically works to break down the organic compounds in the urine and to completely eradicate the smell.

This is important not only for us humans but also for the cat. If they can even smell a whiff of their urine, they are quite likely to return to the spot and pee.

There are many other brands out there but some of the top-rated are Bramton Simple Solution, OdorXit and Petrotech Odor Eliminator.

With regards to homemade solutions, try the homemade recipe here at as it has proven to be quite effective according to many of our readers.