How to get cat pee smell out of shoes
I recently bought a few good used shoe for a friend. I gave them a couple of good shaves to get all the smell off, but when I took them outside a couple days ago, there was still this cat pee smell on the outsides. They don't have any cat inside the house, just outside. How do I get this smell off?
Most pet lovers have experienced "cat pee" in shoes at some point in their lives. Many people put them in the washing machine with some detergent but it rarely removes cat odors.
I personally put shoes in the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit and when the frozen smell goes away, I then throw them in the washing machine. Once the washing machine cycle is finished, the shoes are hung on the line to dry. It really works!
I was talking to my girlfriend yesterday and told her the other day that one of my coworkers has been smelling cat urine on his feet. Well, her cat peed in his new shoe and he thought he took it off at work. Well when he got home and took it off there was still cat urine smell. How do you get the smell out of his shoe. I dont know what to do because I know he will not just throw it out, he has been wearing it to work for a few weeks now and it just seems that cat urine smells are not good on shoes.
Cat urine in shoes is a big issue, but you are asking for some pretty tough questions and I think you need to be very clear on what you want and are willing to do. First you have to decide how you want the smell to be removed from your shoes, you may want to just smell it and not get rid of it but I will tell you that I have tried that and the smell doesn't go away as easily as you may want.
One of my biggest pet peeves is having people wear shoes that are in the laundry with some kind of smell. To me it's very annoying and my first reaction is to tell them they stink, but after you've seen how many different kinds of smells there are it's just not realistic to hold your breath and hope you don't end up with a bad odor.
So this is how you do it, once they have all the smell out you just throw the shoe in the trash and buy new shoes. They don't have to be fancy shoes, any decent dress shoes will do.
If you are really that concerned you can wash them with whatever smell you want gone. You just have to give them a good washing to get rid of the smell. The other thing is if you smell urine you can get rid of that problem. If you wash the shoe and it still smells you could take the shoe off, put it in some concentrated lemon juice, then put your other shoe on and leave it sit for a bit. That should take care of any smell.
Cat pee smells aren't hard to get rid of, even if it's not your fault they did it. The things to think about are if you're going to be able to control that mess that will happen. It's always a good idea to have that smell out of the house, if you can and to get rid of the smell as soon as possible.
We've all had that feeling, that one of our children has done something naughty and has put us in a spot where we have to act. And it's a horrible feeling because we don't want to scold them and we certnly don't want to punish them. We feel sorry for them and wish there was something we could do for them. We want to say something but we don't want to make it worse. But what can we do?
The best thing to do is to calmly walk to the place where it happened, not to scold but just to talk to them and expln the situation. The goal is to help them see that what they did is not OK and that it is making the rest of the family uncomfortable. If you can have the talk at the place where the naughty act took place that will help them understand the seriousness of the situation and help them understand the need to understand the situation and not to do it agn.
If they have not done something out of the ordinary, then all you have to do is to give them a little warning and make them aware that the next time they do something like that they are going to get a time-out or they are going to have to go to their room. In other words, don't punish them because they haven't done anything else bad. If the punishment is for what they have done, it will just make them feel worse because they haven't done anything else wrong. It will also make them feel bad because it is going to remind them of what you're going to do to them the next time they do that. But if they have done something to worry you and they have already been warned and they still do it agn then you should take them to their room and give them a time-out for, say, ten minutes. Do whatever you think is necessary and the best thing is to talk to them and try to expln to them that it was not OK and to try to make them understand that you want them to understand what it feels like to have been rejected and to have been hurt by someone and to want to try not to do that agn.
Be prepared to have this conversation with them a few more times. You need to talk to them and tell them you don't want to have to give them a time-out agn. You will have to start this kind of conversation with them agn and agn because you need to make sure that they understand how they have hurt you. Don't punish them because they have not done anything else wrong. Take them to their room and if they try to leave the room, you can keep them in there. This is a way of telling them that you are serious and you want them to listen to you and not to just go and get out of your sight because you are trying to keep them from doing something you think they should not be doing.
Try to think of ways you can help them understand that it is not OK to hurt you and others the way they have. If it happens agn, make sure to tell them you will not be happy and that you are really upset with them for doing something that hurts you and they are not getting that and that you will not hesitate to take them to their room and punish them in whatever way you think is appropriate. You have to make sure to have the kind of punishment that you can be certn will make it clear to them that what they did really hurt you and that they should not do it agn. In addition to the punishment, the goal is to get them to understand why what they did really hurt you and why they should not be doing it agn. Don't forget to tell them why they shouldn't be doing it. Don't try to stop them from saying what they want. Just tell them not to do it agn and then let them go back to their rooms.
You may want to use whatever punishment you think is appropriate and try to expln