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Vinegar and Pet Urine

Mary Telford of NSW, Australia writes:

I work part-time in a pet motel in my lovely homestate of NSW, Australia and I get asked on a semi-regular basis how to get rid of cat urine odor.

The answer is quite simple, and one that our dear old grandmothers knew back in the day before supermarkets and harsh chemicals were proliferated. In fact, grandma's cleaning materials were often limited to just four simple items in the cupboard! The way I am about to tell you how to get rid of cat urine odor uses just two of those natural ingredients. The first is vinegar, the second is baking soda.

A common way to get rid of cat urine odor, is to simply wash the area with a 50-50 mix of warm water and vinegar. The vinegar tends to neutralize the acid in the cat urine and thus get rid of the cat urine odor. If you are left with the smell of vinegar then your strength of vinegar was too high. More vinegar does not mean more cleaning power - it means more imbalance. Here balance between the vinegar and the cat urine is what we are trying to achieve.

Another common way to get rid of cat urine is to wash the area with warm water and baking soda. The baking soda is often used as a natural de-odoriser.

My own personal preference is to use the water-vinegar approach first and then sprinkle dry baking soda onto the are followed by a quick vacuum. With a little practice this method will quickly get rid of cat urine odor and cost you just pennies!

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