Say Goodbye to Feline Odours: How to Get Cat Pee Out of a Carpet

Say Goodbye to Feline Odours: How to Get Cat Pee Out of a Carpet

If you’re a cat owner, you know that accidents happen sometimes. Whether it’s due to territorial marking or illness, cleaning up cat pee is not only frustrating but also difficult. The smell can linger long after the stain has been removed, and if not cleaned properly, your furry friend may continue to use that spot as their personal toilet. But fear not! With a few simple steps and some household items, you can effectively get rid of both the stain and odour caused by feline urine on your carpet. In this post, we’ll share with you our tried-and-true methods for how to get cat pee out of a carpet so that you can once again enjoy a fresh-smelling home free from any unwanted aromas. What are the best methods or products for getting rid of cat pee on any carpet or rug? Let’s find out.

What Products You’ll Need

The products and materials you’ll need in order to remove cat pee stains and odours are the following:


  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Dish liquid
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Enzyme cleaner


  • Old rags
  • Paper towel
  • Rubber gloves
  • Laundry basket
  • Hairdryer
  • Vacuum cleaner

Now that you’re all equipped let’s get to business.

How to Clean Cat Pee Stains off a Carpet

Cleaning cat pee stains off a carpet or rug can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it’s possible to get rid of the odour and stain. What makes this method stand out? By following these steps, you’ll not only remove the cat pee stain off your carpet but also deodorise it. Which means that your cat is less likely to pee there again. It also prevents the uric acid in the cat’s urine from recrystallising on your carpet. Plus, the method is safe for both humans and pets!

Step 1. Blot the excess car pee with paper towels or a clean rag.

The first step in cleaning up cat urine is to blot up as much of the liquid as possible with paper towels or a rag that you’re willing to sacrifice. Put your rubber gloves on and blot.

Step 2. Apply a (DIY) cleaning solution to the spot.

Then, create a cleaning solution by mixing one tablespoon of liquid dish soap with two cups of warm water. Alternatively, you can mix two tablespoons of white vinegar with a cup of warm water and pour (or use a spray bottle) the solution on the affected area. Don’t worry. The vinegar smell goes away quickly, just ventilate the place for a while. And it can’t be worse than a cat pee smell! Allow the mixture to sit for about 20 minutes before using more paper towels or clean rags to soak up any excess liquid.

Step 4. Remove the pee odour from the carpet.

Now that the stain is looking clean, it’s time to get rid of that nasty odour. For this, you’ll need to create your own DIY solution. Mix a few tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with two teaspoons of dishwashing liquid. Pour this concoction onto the affected area and then rub it into the carpet’s fibres. Just make sure to blot it quickly using your trusty clean rags so that it doesn’t discolour your carpet/rug.

Warning: When testing a new cleaning solution, always test it on an inconspicuous part of the carpet. That way, you avoid costly mistakes.

Step 5. Use enzyme cleaner.

Enzymatic cleaners may also be effective at removing cat urine stains from carpets and rugs. Not only that, but these products contain special enzymes that break down other organic matter like faeces and vomit. Now, in order to prevent the uric acid found in cat urine from recrystallising, you’ll need to soak the area with such enzyme cleaner. Once the cleaner is applied onto the carpet, you need to let it air dry.

Step 6. Dry the area.

We recommend to let the wet spot air dry. That might take a while—a day or two. Even when the carpet is dry to the touch doesn’t mean all the moisture is gone. Warn family members not to step on the spot and try to prevent the pets from going over it. You can cover the spot with something (like a laundry basket), but keep in mind that’ll only make the drying time longer. If you have a carpet of natural fibres, don’t attempt drying it with a hairdryer, as that can damage the fibres.

Step 7. Vacuum thoroughly

Once the area is dry, vacuum it, and you’re set to go.

With these steps, you can effectively get rid of both the stain and odour caused by feline urine on your carpet. Keep in mind that some stains and odours may be more stubborn than others, so if you find that your cleaning solution isn’t working, try a stronger solution, re-apply the mixture of white vinegar and water, or get a carpet steam cleaning service.

Overall, while cleaning up after a pet can be challenging at times, following these tips should make getting rid of those pesky cat pee stains on your carpet or rug easier than ever!

Prevent the Accident from Repeating

In addition to these cleaning methods, prevention is key when dealing with cat pee stains on carpets and rugs. Ensure your cats have access to plenty of litter boxes throughout your home so they don’t feel compelled to use other areas as their bathroom. Regularly scooping out used litter will also help reduce odours in your home.


In summary, getting cat pee out of a carpet can be a daunting task, but it can be done with the right tools and techniques. It’s important to act quickly when dealing with urine stains and to always test any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area first. Remember to blot, not rub, the stain and use enzyme cleaners specifically designed for pet urine removal. If all else fails, consider calling in a cleaning company; after all, they specialise exactly in that. Don’t let cat pee ruin your carpets or your day! With these tips and tricks, you can say goodbye to those pesky stains for good. So go ahead and give it a try—your carpets will thank you!