If you have cats than inevitably, litter box or otherwise, the question of how to get rid of cat pee smell has come to play more than once.
Cat urine is strong due to its high concentration volume. Cats are well adapted animals and their bodies are capable of utilizing food more efficiently than other animals like humans and dogs, thus needing to consume less water by obtaining high nutrient content from food sources. In combination with this cat urine contains a protein Felinine, which male cats utilize to mark territory and to attract a mate.
So what does this mean to you? Well it means that your cat, especially male cats, can have some very potent strong smelling urine. Fortunately that vast majority of the time our feline friends keep this mess to their litter box, but in extreme situations where they are getting litter box acclimated, expressing dissatisfaction with their current litter situation, displaying a territorial behavior or some other instance; your cat may have an accident on the carpet or furniture.
If you are reading this article you are probably asking us then how to get cat urine smell out of carpet? Well there are a variety of solutions that are sold on the market to resolve this problem but the one key ingredient you want to look for is a CO2 based cleaner such as Fizzon, which is a featured product on My Cat for Hell (as you can tell from the packaging).
As with other products I mention on this site I will ONLY recommend products to people which I have tried and used with success. So while you can go to Petco, or your local pet store and find tons of products which claim pet odor removal or more specific cat urine removal, I can tell you that I have never had any success in them removing that powerful ammonia smell that comes with our beloved cat friends. Fizzon was a product I had never seen in stores or heard of until I happened across it on an episode of My Cat from Hell, and I had a very sick boy at the time whom was having trouble controlling his bladder. I ordered a bag from amazon (link above) for roughly $20 and after following the instructions listed and cleaning up the urine, BAM, no more cat pee smell!
If you do choose to buy locally, make sure that you are looking for a CO2 based cleanser for removal of your beloved cats accident, any other products will be wasting your money or masking the smell temporarily but not getting to the root of the issue.