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Best Ways to Combat Common Cat Odors

Your Guide to Eliminating Cat Odors

Cats are amazing pets, no doubt, but let’s face it: you could do without all the nasty funks that come with them. While uncommon, cat odors can become pretty disgusting. They may become what guests remember most about your home. 

Luckily you can learn ways to combat cat smells to keep your home smelling fresh. This guide will take you through common cat odors and the best ways to eliminate feline funks. 

The Most Common Cat Odors in Your Home

The following are some of the most common felines smells within your home: 

The Litter Box

The most common culprit for cat funks in most pet parent’s minds is the litter box, and rightly so. Failing to clean and empty the litter box daily results in a terrible stench that spreads to all rooms in the home. Besides, improperly sized litter boxes can lead to your feline roommates peeing outside the box. 

Bad Cat Breath

Your cat’s bad breath shows dental problems, gum disease, plaque, and tartar buildup. Other issues like inflamed gums and periodontal disease can cause bad breath. If you notice that your cat has an underlying health problem causing the smell in their mouth or breath, it’s best to get it checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible. 

Pee on the Carpet

Cats can pee on your rugs, bed linens, or piece of furniture to mark their territory. You may need to act fast to prevent your cat from becoming a repeat offender. Another cat’s pee smell on the carpet can cause a change of behavior in your furry friend, leading to them peeing on your items. You may need to plan an old cat urine odor removal to stem the behavior. 

Cat Fur

Regular self-growing is one of the reasons you may not experience animal funks with your feline friends. If your cat is old or sick, they can’t groom themselves appropriately and can develop a funky smell on their coat. Additionally, cat fur on your furniture can add to the dirt leading to a smelly home. 

How to Get Rid of Cat Odors

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remove cat odors from your home. Here are six methods you should try: 

  1. Cat Urine Odor Remover

Fresh Wave Pet Odor Removing Spray can drive away the nasty cat funks from your home. Spray a small amount of the cat pee odor remover after cleaning up, and the plant-based ingredients will neutralize the molecules causing the odor. 

Fresh Wave Pet Odor Removing Spray uses natural, plant-based ingredients such as orange oil and is thus safe for you, your cat, and the planet. Spray your carpet, furniture, cat’s bedding, and other surfaces to eliminate lingering smells. 

  1. Cat Odor Eliminator Pod

Lingering cat pee smells rank high on the list of unpleasant odors in the home. Sadly, the stench worsens as time goes by. You can neutralize the cat smells with a pop of Fresh Wave Odor Removing Pod. Stick a fresh pod on your cat’s litter box. The adhesive backing allows you to fit the slim pod on the sides, busting up the smells from your cat’s litter box. 

You can also use a Fresh Wave Odor Eliminating Pack to keep your home fresh and odor-free. With most pet parents placing litter boxes in a contained spot in the house, popping a pack into a pod can help neutralize the bad odors in your home. 

  1. Mind Your Litter Box 

The litter box is a thorny issue when it comes to cat odors. Here are a few tips to guide you where the box is of concern: 

  • Pick the right size for your cat, as a smaller litter box can result in your cat accidentally going outside of the box 
  • Use litter boxes with a cover and filter to help contain the odors 
  • Find the right litter brand that masks any odors 
  • Scoop the litter box daily and clean it with pet-safe cleaning products to eliminate the smell 
  • Pick the right location to place the litter box to avoid spreading the stench across the home 

Using the Fresh Wave Litter Box Odor Removing Gel can help drive away the smells from the box. The kit contains an Odor Removing Gel that you can apply on the litter box after cleaning to leave it smelling fresh. You can also use the Fresh Wave Pet Odor Removing Spray. 

  1. Consult Your Veterinarian

You may need to consult a veterinarian for medical conditions that may lead to your cat releasing pungent smells. Old cats’ kidneys are less efficient and can produce stronger pee smells. Additionally, your cat may require treatment to deal with recurrent bad breath. 

You may require to switch your pet’s diet to eliminate the bad smells. Certain foods can increase the likelihood of your feline having bad breath and body odors. Consult your veterinarian on the right food for your pet. 

  1. Clean Up the Mess Immediately 

You may need to act fast when your cat pees on your carpet. The longer the urine stays, the worse the smell gets. Clean the mess immediately with a rug and clean water. 

Spray the Fresh Wave Pet Odor Removing Pet Spray to eliminate lingering smells. The cat urine odor remover uses natural ingredients to absorb the molecules causing the odors, leaving your home smelling fresh. 

Moreover, you may need to vacuum your home regularly to eliminate cat fur and dander. If your cat sheds, consider vacuuming once every week. Empty the bag contents immediately to avoid stinking up your equipment. 

For Any of Your Odor Removal Needs, Trust Fresh Wave

Funky smells are a stinky part of pet ownership. Unfortunately, they may become the one thing that visitors remember about your home. Fresh Wave’s Pet Collection of odor-eliminating products can help eliminate the nasty cat smells from your home. 

The products only use natural, plant-based ingredients that are safe for your furry friend. So don’t shy from picking up some today and say goodbye to the old cat urine smell in your home.