You need to get rid of cat urine smell caused by neighborhood cats and strays, because it could affect your cats indoors.
Many cat owners don’t experience cat behavior or anxiety issues until a stray or neighborhood cat starts spraying their doors and windows. Their cat begins to react (negatively!) by urinating or spraying in response to the outdoor visitor.
What Can You Do to Get Rid of the Cat Urine Smell Outside Your Home?
It depends. Do you know who owns the neighborhood cat? If you do, here are some suggestions:Before you talk to the neighbor about the cat urine smell issue, research local laws and regulations in your community. You might find some legislation that bolsters your stand about keeping the cat away from your home. This could be a leash law, or some ordnance prohibiting animals from running around unsupervised. Then,Talk to the cat’s owner and let her/him know what’s going on. Ask if their kitty has been spayed. If they say no, tell them spaying or neutering their pet will not only reduce the spraying around your home, but it will eliminate any cat urine odor issues THEY may be experiencing. This just might be the reason the cat is outside to begin with!
If you’re calm, tactful, and tell them the benefits of eliminating the cat urine smell problem, they might listen and act. Or not. Remind them of local laws and ordances, but don’t get ugly about it. Just be factual.Use some commercially available feline repellents that are effective. Here’s two you can buy:
Cat Stop Ultrasonic Cat Deterrent:
Above all, don’t take matters into your own hands. Call your local feline rescue organization or the animal control as a final resort. Your home is being damaged twice – inside and out.
You can’t blame the poor cat for wanting to find a home. Granted, they don’t understand that depositing cat spray is not a big selling factor in their favor, but they’re doing what they’re set up to do: mark territory.As soon as you determine the cat is a stray, either call one of your local feline rescue organizations that has a no-kill policy or your city or county animal control officer to apprehend the kitty. Or…you could adopt the orphan child, if your situation is right.
But since you already have a cat indoors who causing a cat urine smell because the outdoor cat is a problem, this may not be an option.
At any rate, you have to remove the source of the problem, then remove the cat urine smell. In that order. No kitty = no cat urine smell. Once the problem cat is gone, use a good enzyme cleaner to completely get rid of the cat urine smell.
If you’re looking for a more permanent way to get your cat to stop spraying — which I recommend most of my blog readers to do — give Cat Spray Stop a try. Created by Susan Westinghouse, a vet and cat specialist, Cat Spray Stop is an all-encompassing guide designed to help you stop cat spraying in your home in as little as 30 days using a unique method called the TTS method.
I have tried Cat Spray Stop with great results, and have also published a review of it over here. Good luck!
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