Who said cats can only pee in the wrong place indoor? In fact, it’s not only dogs that can pee outside, but also cats. How to get rid of cat pee smell outside? Don’t think that just because it pees outside the smell won’t linger.
Sometimes, it’s not only urine you find, but also its waste. If this happens, then you should also get rid of the waste smell. Remove the waste using plastic, make sure there’s no leftover, because if cat sees there’s a remaining of its body discharge in the area, it will be more likely to pee and poo in the same post again.
You need to soak the area entirely to remove the leftover waste and urine. Keep watering the area until you find no scent and stain again. If it happens in solid surfaces, usually you can rinse it quickly. On the other hand, if it’s porous surface you’re dealing with, like concrete, you need more time to water it thoroughly.
If it’s solid and non-porous area you’re dealing with, like furniture, you need soapy water and scrub to remove the urine completely. Don’t forget the brush. The bigger the affected area, the bigger brush you need.
You can also use detergent to be mixed with water to remover the cat’s pee odor and the stain as well. However, make sure the detergent doesn’t contain ammonia, because cat pee already contains ammonia, and if your cat smell an aroma which smells exactly like its pee, chances are it will pee in the same spot again.
You need to scrub and rinse this area thoroughly. As an alternative of detergent, you can also use vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to be mixed with the water. Since it’s outside, you don’t need to worry about the stain vinegar may leave. Despite the risk, vinegar is useful to remove the odor.
If you prefer using chemical products, it’s better to use one containing enzyme in it. Enzymatic cleaners are available in home improvement store or even pet shop. This kind of cleaner is able to break down cat’s urine, thus it will be easier to be removed.
To completely remove the trace of pee smell, after scrubbing the area with enzymatic cleaners, you can also sprinkle baking soda on top of it. No need to vacuum it since it’s an open area you are facing. Let it stay there.
Make sure your cat won’t return again by spraying the area with scents that it doesn’t like, such as peppermint, lavender, or any kind of citrus (lemon is the best!). Cover your garden with rocks, stones, or other materials which won’t be easily stirred up by cats.
Warning: Even though many people say cayenne pepper powder can be used to discourage cats to pee in the wrong area, never use this thing. It surely works, but if it’s accidentally sprayed to your cat’s eyes, it will go blind. So, it’s better to only use safe things, like orange peel, lemon juice, or such.