Home Remedy to Get Rid of Pet Urine Odor

Although proper training and behavior modification techniques can be effective at stopping pets from urinating in the wrong spot, old urine odors may entice the pet to continue to eliminate there.

Laundry

Cat urine can be a tough odor to get rid of.Cat urine can be a tough odor to get rid of.
Baking soda is an effective tool for removing these offending smells.

Pets will sometimes urinate on clothing, bedding or other laundry that has made its way onto the floor. According to the Humane Society of America, baking soda can be used to clean machine-washable items soiled with pet waste. Add approximately one pound of baking soda to each load of pet-soiled laundry.

Carpet

Use baking soda on urine-soiled carpets to eliminate germs, odors and stains. Spread baking soda on the soiled area and lightly brush it into the carpet with a broom or scrub brush. Leave the baking soda on the carpet for at least 15 minutes, and then vacuum the area well.

Furniture

Machine wash sofa pillows according to manufacturer instructions.

Remove pillows and cushion covers from chairs and sofas and machine wash them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add one pound of baking soda to large loads, less for smaller loads.

About the Author

Kay Abbot began writing professionally in 2004. She has written articles for Garden Guides, eHow Home & Garden and Answerbag. Kay has a degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix.