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Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

So its time for Charlie our male cat to face the knife. He has been going crazy "marking" the beds and sofas and the advice I recieved is its time for the balls to get cut off.

That aside what I need is advice on how to remove the smell of cat "marking" pee from the bed/sofa.

I was thinking maybe I should buy a small steam cleaner from obi and try that. If so what should I add to the water to assist in removing the smell?
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Febreze?
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Old 15.02.2015, 11:26
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

A steam cleaner might do it - but it would need the proper furniture attachment, with removable, washable cloth.

Another possibility is a cat toilet spray.
I buy one from Landi, for the cat's litter tray and it's quite odourless, so I can only guess that it somehow neutralises bad smells.
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Old 15.02.2015, 11:29
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Mix white vinegar with cold water and apply to stains. Works for canines as well!
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Old 15.02.2015, 11:43
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

At the Drogerie you can hire a Haggerty carpet cleaner, the company also make a furniture attachment, so try and hire it with the smaller attachment. The big advantage is the machine sprays Haggerty diluted cleaning liquid and sucks the liquid back into a separate tank.

A steam cleaner works well on hard surfaces, but I have my doubts about removing urine from fabrics, as essentially it heats the dirt, which can be wiped away, but usually does not remove it.
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Looks like cat pee smell is the topic of the day.
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Old 15.02.2015, 16:54
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

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Looks like cat pee smell is the topic of the day.
Guess so. Just in case OP doesn't head over to read it, here's the link I posted about cat pee and how to get rid of the smell:

http://catcentric.org/care-and-healt...ing-cat-urine/

Whatever you use, be sure to do a small test-spot to make sure you're not doing further damage to the surface or material by using it.

Since you're talking about bed and sofa you may well find it easier to get rid of them and start new (after Mr. is a neuter). Cats have super sensitive noses and it's possible he will still mark the same spots even after being snipped.
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

I had an old army rucksack that our tomcat took a generous slash on and tried all sorts, but the smell lingered. My advice is to save yourself a lot of bother get a new sofa-bed, they're pretty cheap at Ikea.


(Or you could simply learn to "embrace the natural smell of cat".)
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Where to buy hydrogen peroxide - need to treat cat pee smell!

I linked to some sources for cat pee removers in that thread.

Since you are located in Basel it might be an option to head to a Fressnapf in Germany and to get their odor remover (linked to in above link)
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

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So its time for Charlie our male cat to face the knife. He has been going crazy "marking" the beds and sofas and the advice I recieved is its time for the balls to get cut off.

That aside what I need is advice on how to remove the smell of cat "marking" pee from the bed/sofa.

I was thinking maybe I should buy a small steam cleaner from obi and try that. If so what should I add to the water to assist in removing the smell?
Of course, you could always do what cats themselves do, and over-mark ..... they always say that one's own 'scent' is almost unnoticeable.
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Urine odour is very difficult to eradicate. If it has seeped into the lower layers of the furniture, you are not going to reach it even with a steam extractor
Unless your sofa and mattress have covers which you can remove allowing you to clean deeper.
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Good luck; I've never had any luck with our dribbling little girl. If it's on fabric, it's as good as gone. We have tried virtually everything, but have accepted that she will pee on things from time to time (She's old), and we wash/febreeze it, but the smell comes back briefly from time to time, humidity/time of year/etc depending.

I've tried vinegar, Febreeze, Baking soda, "natural" sprays from the store. Sadly, nothing worked. The only thing that put a dent in it was cleaning the litter box daily (Or twice daily) and learning what the "triggers" were (Our cat's trigger is anything cloth-like on a horizontal surface; for whatever reason, she equates this to a urinal. :/
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

Good luck with that. As Mrs Doolittle says cat pee odour ( especially uncastrated males) is very very difficult to get rid of.
It may be easier to just replace them with new ones because if it's soaked into the fabric you'll probably never completely get rid of the smell and there's a chance that he'll go back and 'mark' those spots even when castrated.

Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar ( not together but that might actually work as the fizzing is pretty spectacular) have been the best things we've found for cat pee odour neutralisation.
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Re: Bed/sofa smells of cat pee.

I use biological washing liquid, seems to work and was recommended by my vet years ago.
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