PREVENTING CAT URINE ODOR IN THE FUTURE
Deodorizing thoroughly is the first step to ensuring your cat doesn't continue to urinate in a particular spot of your home. But there are other precautions you can take to ensure the happiness of your furry feline and the rest of your family.
Always avoid yelling at your cat during these "episodes." Yelling will not help the situation. In fact, it may only make the situation worse -- a stress-ridden cat may be even less likely to follow the rules. If the problem does not end, instead of getting angry, take your cat to the vet for a checkup. Kitty may just be acting naughty, but there could also be something medically wrong. Conditions like polyuria, dysuria, and pollakiuria are all urinary disorders that are symptoms of more complex underlying disorders.
If medical issues have been ruled out, the best way to keep your home pee-free and smelling sweet is prevention. There are two ways to stop a cat from spraying in the house or from using a dark corner as an alternative toilet.
First, you can get your cat spayed or neutered. Unfixed males spray to mark their territory, and unfixed females spray to let tomcats know they are ready for some lovin'.
Secondly, be sure to keep the litter box very clean. That may mean cleaning the waste more than once a day. Cats are fastidious creatures, and many will absolutely refuse to go in a dirty litter box. If you're not keeping the box up to your kitty's high standards, then kitty will find another place to "go." If scooping more than once a day simply isn't an option, litters with long-lasting odor control, like ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Last™
, can be helpful.