How to Get Rid of Cat Urine In the Air

The smell of cat pee in the air with the ammonia it gives off has got to be one the worst smell in the world. What is even crazier is that some people get so used to it that they don’t realize their house smells like cat urine.

I have a friend who becomes desensitized to the smell, and everyone started to notice and was nudging her to let her see too. I want to write this to show how we used air purifiers, cleaners, sprays, and many more things to help get her house to normal.

You Need To Clean

The first thing to do when your cat has made a pee mess is to clean it up right away. Absorb the wetness up using a paper towel. Make sure you clean up the wet spot on surfaces like hardwood, walls, carpet, and any other places where the urine can soak into them.

For a quick and natural cleaner, you can use white distilled vinegar with water in a spray bottle to clean up the mess. The vinegar is excellent at attacking the smell, but the smell of vinegar will pass after a few minutes.

Baking soda also works very well too. Baking soda is excellent at attacking odors. We’ll talk more about Baking Soda below and how you should be using it.

Make sure you clean around the litter box and any places that your cat might go.

The Litter Box is the Source

You need to go straight to the source, and that would be the litter box. The litter box is the main culprit for a house to smell like cat pee. Cats will indeed spray areas because of territory, but the litter box holds the most damage.

If the smell is really bad like my friend, I would recommend to toss the old litter box and pick up a new one. You really should only be keeping a litter box for only a year since the pee can deteriorate the plastics that most litter boxes are made from. I like to get Disposable Trays for cat litter. Check out Cat’s Pride KatKit Disposable Trays Here to learn more.

Also, be sure to replace the scooper too since it can be just as bad as the litter box. You can get many litter boxes with scoopers already with them for great deals online.

Use Better Cat Litter

Yea, I know cat litter can be costly, but I highly recommend you get the better cat litter with baking soda in it.

Using a little better cat litter can make a world of difference for you and the people who come over.

If you refuse to get the cat litter with baking soda in it, then buy your regular cheap stuff and add some baking soda to it. It’s crucial that you only do a thin layer at the bottom of the litter box.

The Best Air Purifiers For Cat Pee

Another little trick to help get rid of the cat urine in the air is to use an air purifier.

Not all air purifiers are the same, and some do certain things better than others. I wish I had a huge list of the best air purifiers you can use for the pee smell in a room, but I only have one.

I recommend the Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier for the nasty smelly cat odors. This thing is what my friend now uses to help with the odors in their house. 

One More Trick
ozium spray review pic

I do want to point out one more trick I picked up from finding ways to get rid of odors. There is this spray called Ozium and it works very well for rooms cat pee smell in the air.

But it’s very strong stuff!

This spray only needs a half-second spray into the center of the room and will really knock out any smells that fill the room, especially smoke odors.