Eliminating or reducing the odor of cat urine can be tough. Washing the area with carbonated soda water or with soapy water has been somewhat effective. As a deterrent, you can use vinegar, moth repellent spray or mouthwash.
The most effect method is to use one of the variety of over-the-counter products specifically made to neutralize and break down the source of the urine odors. Some of these products include Zero Odor, Cat-Off, Nature's Miracle, F.O.N., Odorban, Odornil, Nilodor and Anti Icky Poo.
Any product that contains ammonia should be avoided, since the odor of ammonia is similar to the odor of urine.
After cleaning the area, placing a litter box or even small food bowls over the affected area may also help to deter the cat from future house soiling episodes.
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