Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Getting Rid of That Cat Urine Smell

We bought some cleaner at the State Fair. It's called Bio OX, and it's supposed to get rid of stains and odors. Specifically, we bought it because the Tillie brat cat peed at the bottom of the stairs a few times. (Yeah, she's lucky she still gets to live here) We cleaned it up, but still there's this odor every once in a while. This cleaner is supposed to take care of that.

I finally got around to mixing it and applying it today - mainly because I'm up and down the stairs so much I didn't want a big wet spot to be walking over, and then on the days I'm not up and down the stairs so much, I kept forgetting to do it. Anyway, I started reading the ingredients on the bottle - water, hydrogen peroxide, citrus oil. I don't know the exact measurements, but couldn't I have mixed some of this stuff up for myself? Why did we have to spend $20 on the bottle?

I went back and checked the ingredients again, and I missed the 100% biodegradable and non-irritating detergents, so maybe not. I suppose it really won't matter, if this stuff really gets rid of the pee smell.

I did do a quick search on 'cleaning with hydrogen peroxide' and got quite a list of pages to check out, just because I thought it would be interesting, and I found a comment that said:
Also good when dogs pee on the carpet. Takes out the smell so that they won't pee there again.
If only I'd checked before, but I didn't know. I tried vinegar, because I thought vinegar was good for everything, but I never thought of hydrogen peroxide.


  1. Ooo, that's good to know. Especially as the pets get older.

  2. Thank you, thank you. I babysat my moms dog and she wet on my hall rug. I cleaned it but my dog can still smell it. I will use the peroxide!

  3. I will have to remember that - just in case!

  4. I would have been a little worried about using hydrogen peroxide on fabrics because I know it's a type of bleach. Maybe it doesn't react with everything like chlorine bleach, but I'd recommend doing a test spot first!


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