Q: Getting Cat Urine out!
I haven't posted on here in ages!
So I went away for the weekend, and left my cat in my apartment. I left her loads of water and food, but in my hurry, I forgot to clean her litterbox.
When I got home, she'd urinated in my clothes hamper. I don't blame her, and I immediately completely emptied her litter box, scrubbed it out, and filled it full of fresh litter.
I washed the clothes in the hamper, but they still smell like cat urine.
Does anyone know of a washing technique, or particular product that gets the smell out?
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Nov 03, 2009
vinegar is probably the best suggestion yet. when dealing with cat urine, it's best to fight it with an acid, as cat urine tends to be basic. vinegar is an acidic but mild and natural cleaner. ammonia or any other basic cleaner is a definite no-no. there are various non-chlorine bleaches that clean with hydrogen peroxide (oxygen), which couldn't hurt. also, it couldn't hurt to toss some borax into the mix, and enzymatics are always worth a shot. and though i've never tried them, antimicrobial laundry detergents (non-bleach) do exist and might help. but me in your position, adding a good amount of white vinegar to the wash is where i'd start. it may take a few tries too.
on a related note...if you go away for the weekend regularly, or even if you don't, it might be worth investing in an automatic litter box.
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