Removing Cat Odour

Cat Odour Removal - Cat sleeping on bedThere are a few tell-tale household odours known to homes with cats, but none are more prominent than the kitty litter box. Of course, every cat owner knows that regularly changing the kitty litter can go a long way to reducing this smell, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. Consider the following tips to go one step further and remove the smell entirely.

Check Your Cat’s Diet

Removing your cat’s kitty litter ‘contributions’ regularly will have an impact on household smell, but if your cat’s food is producing particularly smelly kitty litter, then changing its diet can have a substantial impact on the smell it produces. Like humans, cat’s digestive systems can vary from cat to cat. Some cats are better or worse at digesting certain foods compared to others, so it could be the case that changing up your cats’ food will reduce odour. Keep in mind that higher quality food is more likely to be better for household odour and that your cat’s body will require a period of ‘getting used’ to the new food before results are seen.

Keep The Litter Box Clean

Cat Odour Removal - Cat on couch under blanketAt Enviropure, we see this all the time. Homeowners are usually quite good about changing out the kitty litter itself for their cats but often neglect to regularly clean out the box itself. Generally, it’s advisable to completely empty and cleans out the box once weekly. All it takes is mild dish detergent or a mixture of one part bleach to 20 parts water in a spray bottle. It’s important to keep in mind that you’ll want to stick to strictly non-scented cleaners, as cats are extremely sensitive to smell and will be less likely to use the box if it smells unfamiliar. This also means the vinegar solutions described in previous articles is a strict no-go.

Eliminate Urine Odour

When the cat decides not to use the litter box and pees on a carpet, it can be a difficult job to fix. If you don’t catch your cat in the act, or find the spot before it dries, cleanup can be a massive hassle. Cleaning the spot is a relatively straightforward affair that we describe how to fix here, but preventing these stains from occurring in the future is something else entirely. To stop them re-occurring, you’ll want to get to the bottom of why your cat is peeing outside the litter box. Often this is as simple as an uncomfortable litter box, but can also indicate your cat has stress problems. If cleaning the box with unscented cleaners don’t work, you might want to get insight from cat behaviour professionals.

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For any smells that you’re having trouble removing on your own, get in touch with Enviropure. We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to tackle any household smells, including those left by your cat. Cats, dogs, pests; anything. If they’re leaving smells around the house that you’d prefer to be gone, get in touch with Enviropure.