10 Helpful Hacks to Banish Cat Odors from Your Couch (Even Cat Pee)

Cats are incredible creatures – independent, graceful, and oh-so-lovable. But let's be honest, when it comes to odors, they can leave a lasting impression, especially on our beloved couches. Whether it's their way of expressing affection or marking their territory, dealing with cat odors on your couch is a challenge no cat lover wants to face. Fear not, though! We've got a purrfect plan to help you reclaim your couch and make it a comfortable, smell-free oasis once more.

Why Do Cats Leave Odors on Our Couches?

Before we dive into the solutions, let's ponder why our feline friends sometimes leave behind their distinct aromas on our upholstery. It might be their way of showing love or marking their territory – yes, cats can be quite territorial! Whether it's a sprinkle of cat pee or other mysterious smells, we're here to help you combat these odors.

How to Get Cat Pee Out of Your Couch

  • Use a Cat-Specific Urine Destroyer: Our Cat Pee Destroyer was made to remove the stain and odor of cat pee, but even more than that, it deters cats from peeing in the same area again (or marking their territory).
  • Embrace the Power of Enzymatic Cleaners: Enzymatic cleaners are like magic potions for cat odor elimination. They contain active enzymes that break down odor-causing molecules. A great choice is the Good Life Solutions’ Stain and Odor Remover – it not only tackles odors effectively but leaves your couch smelling as fresh as a field of flowers.
  • Vinegar Magic: Believe it or not, vinegar is a natural odor neutralizer. A little white or apple cider vinegar can work wonders. It's gentle, making it ideal for sensitive surfaces like leather couches.
  • Rent or Buy an Extracting Vacuum: These specialized vacuums use hot water to deep clean your couch, ridding it of those pesky urine odors. Just make sure not to confuse them with steam cleaners, which can make the problem worse.
  • Baking Soda Brilliance: Baking soda is a multi-purpose miracle worker. Sprinkle it on the affected area, let it sit, and then vacuum it up. It absorbs the odor like a pro.
  • Gentle Blotting, Not Scrubbing: When applying cat odor eliminators or using the baking soda trick, always blot the area gently. Scrubbing may push the urine deeper into the fabric, making it even harder to remove.

How to Remove Cat Smells from Your Couch

Sometimes, cats leave behind odors that go beyond just pee. Here's how to tackle those lingering smells:

  • Spray a Cat Odor Eliminator: Deodorizers designed for pets can work wonders. Good Life Solutions’ Cat Pee Destroyer, with its natural orange oil, is a top choice. It not only eliminates odors but leaves a delightful orange scent in its wake.
  • Double Up with Enzyme Cleaner: Remember that enzymatic cleaner we mentioned earlier? Pair it with your odor eliminator for a one-two punch against stubborn cat smells. Try Good Life Solutions Stain and Odor Remover for an extra powerful clean. 
  • Activate the Charcoal: Activated charcoal can absorb odors effectively. Place a few charcoal bags near your couch or even inside the cushions, if possible.
  • Ventilate and Vacuum Regularly: A regular vacuuming routine can prevent odors from settling in. Use an upholstery brush and open the windows to let fresh air in while you clean.
  • Explore Non-Toxic Remedies: Non-toxic solutions like a mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and lemon juice can work wonders on stubborn stains and odors. Always test a small, inconspicuous area first. If you don't want to create homemade solutions, our Cat Pee Destroyer's active ingredients are hydrogen peroxide and orange oil. Give that a try on any cat urine odor or cat marking around your house.


We adore our feline companions, but we could do without the accompanying odors. Fortunately, there's a variety of cat odor eliminators at your disposal, from the humble baking soda to the heavy-duty wet vac. When it comes to tackling potent cat pee stink from your couch, an enzymatic cleaner like the Good Life Solutions Stain and Odor Remover is your secret weapon. It's tough on odors yet gentle on your couch. So, reclaim your sofa, relax, and enjoy the scent of a stink-free oasis. Your cat might even decide to join you (if they're in the mood). Happy lounging! 🐾