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How to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell in Litter Box

Does your house smell of cat litter? Or worse – ammonia? No need to throw out your cat’s litter box; just eliminate the odor! Here’s how to finally get rid of that cat pee smell in 3 easy steps. Best of all, this method is safe for you and your cat. Read on. You’ll be breathing easy in no time.

How to get rid of cat pee smell in litter tray – step-by-step instructions

You can clean your cat’s litter box all you want, but if you don’t use a product that can neutralize the cat pee odor that has seeped into the plastic, that awful smell will just return.

Here’s how you can stop your litter box from smelling up the house – completely and safely – in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Empty the litter box (below we also offer tips on how to stop cat litter from smelling of urine).

Step 2: Use the right odor remover. The best product to get rid of cat pee smell is Purodora Litter Box Odor Neutralizer. It’s safe for your cat and works miracles on litter boxes.

Step 3: Spray the inside of the tray with Purodora Litter Box Odor Neutralizer. Wait 10 minutes so that the product can infiltrate the plastic’s pores and eliminate the deep-set odors, then rinse with clean water.

And that’s it! You can now take a deep breath without wincing!

How often should I replace my cat’s litter box?

Litter boxes aren’t made to last forever and should be changed every 1 to 2 years. To avoid premature wear, avoid cleaning the box with regular household products. They can degrade the plastic and actually make the cat urine smell worse. Some products can also be unsafe or unpleasant for cats.

Tips for changing your cat’s litter box

Keep the following in mind when buying a new litter box for your cat:

  • Make sure it’s big enough. The tray should be big enough to accommodate the equivalent of 3 cats at the same time.
  • Forget the cover. Cats feel more secure in an uncovered litter box because it lets them easily survey their surroundings.
  • Keep it in the same spot. Cats are creatures of habit. If you suddenly change the location of its litter box, it might get upset and decide not to use it anymore. If you have to change the location, move the box gradually.

Oh-oh – your cat rejected its new litter box and peed on the floor? Here’s how to get cat or dog pee smell out of any floor surface – including porous concrete.

How to stop cat litter from smelling of cat urine

Now that you’ve gotten rid of the cat pee smell from the litter box, there are a few things you can do to prevent the cat litter from smelling up your house in the future:

  • Use the right amount of cat litter.
  • Clean the litter box every day.
  • Replace the litter regularly (see the product label for recommendations).

Am I using too much cat litter? Not using enough?

The rule of thumb is 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 7 cm) of cat litter per tray. You want the litter to be deep enough so that the cat can scratch without hitting the bottom of the tray.

Risk of not using enough cat litter

The urine will reach the bottom of the tray and penetrate the pores of the plastic. Eventually, the ammonia smell will return. The cat’s claws will also reach the bottom of the tray and damage the plastic. The urine will seep into the grooves, making the cat urine smell even harder to remove.

Risk of using too much cat litter

The cat will dig around more than necessary, kicking litter out of the box and making a mess. It might also bury the poop where you might not be able to find it. But your cat will certainly notice and may decide to stop using the box altogether.

Get rid of any odor problem

We care about your comfort and safety – and that of your pets. We have safe and effective odor removers for virtually any odor problem. Got a question about our products? Write, call or live chat with us! We’re here to help!

Purodora odor neutralizers are available online and at many pet supply stores. Check out our Find Us section to find the retailer nearest you.

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