Get cat pee out of leather couch easily!

Susan Fernandez February 02 2022

One of your cats got really mad at you and peed on your couch? Well, don't worry. This is a guide on how to get cat urine out of a leather couch with simple methods and cheap resources.

How to get a cat pee out of a leather couch?

Method#1 - Pee will disappear!

Materials you will need to clean cat`s pee:

  • Baking soda
  • Liquid soap
  • Enzymatic cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • A jar

To get rid of cat pee out of the leather couch follow this instruction. Make sure you put on gloves to protect your hands. Also, the room needs to be well ventilated so open a window or turn on an oscillating fan. If possible, close off the room from other pets and people while doing this step. This will prevent them from becoming sick as well if they did happen to get into it by accident.            

Sprinkle baking soda all over the spot where the cat`s pee was or is at. The more that you use, the easier it will absorb everything later on down the road. Don't be afraid to get generous with how much you use because this isn't like salt in your food where too much is bad. After sprinkling, let it sit on the leather couch or chair for at least 30 minutes. This gives you plenty of time to clean the baking soda up and prepare other things if you want without any messes.

It isn't like cat urine where there is a lot of moisture that comes out immediately onto the spot. You can also wait until nightfall or do this after work when you get home since it takes a while to soak into the couch anyway. Wipe off any excess by using paper towels along with some warm water. Since there isn't much water in baking soda, don't go overboard on how much you use so that it doesn't soak into the leather couch excessively.

Prepare your liquid soap and water in a jar. You can use as much as you want, but you only need to fill it about halfway full with soap and then fill up the rest with warm water until you have mixed everything well together.            

Use a clean cloth soaked with the soapy mixture to scrub off any leftover baking soda residue from where cat urine or pee was on the leather couch. If it is too much, don't worry as this step isn't permanent either. Come back later to rinse off whatever you missed once more if you still see some baking soda after rinsing off all that you cleaned up initially for now.

Distract the cat with food or toys to give you time to clean any leftover soapy mixture off of them using paper towels along with warm water. By now, the odor should be gone and if it isn't, keep cleaning until you can't smell anything but soap anymore. If there is a strong smell still afterward, go back and use an enzymatic cleaner that we will cover next afterward. You also want to do this step quickly since cats don't like waiting around for too long without food.

Use an enzymatic cleaner for cats all over where the spot was on the leather couch as well as near other things such as drapes, carpeting, or rugs anywhere in the room. This helps by neutralizing any remaining odor left behind because enzymatic cleaners work by breaking down the proteins or amino acids in an odor to stop them from smelling in the future. Let it dry and then come back later on when the leather couch has dried up fully to vacuum over everything to pick up any excess pieces of enzymatic cleaner.

If there is still a faint urine odor despite doing all this, try using activated charcoal which you can find at pet stores for around $5 in bigger bags than usual since its main purpose is for use in aquarium water filters and such, but it works just as well with getting rid of smoke and cat pee odors too. Just put some activated charcoal in bowls around.

Method#2 - Have a cat without a pee smell

Materials you will need to eliminate pee and its smell:

  • Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Fresh coffee beans (like 5-10)
  • Clean cloths
  • Enzymatic cleaners with enzymes like Nature's Miracle (a large container costs around $20 for 32 ounces) or a Simple Solution that has enzymes to stop any future smells. You can find it at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and other retail stores.

Sprinkle baking soda on the same areas where your cat had urinated until you see most of the pee absorbed by the soda so that there isn't much left behind anymore. Doing this is important since vinegar won't do anything if it's still sitting on top of the leather couch still wetly without having dried up first beforehand.

Clean the area with warm water and a clean cloth soaked in vinegar. This is because the smell of ammonia that comes from cat pee and mixes with baking soda to make vinegar will neutralize any leftover odors when mixed together. Leave it on for around 5 minutes until you see most of the bubbles dissolve down when it starts to dry up afterward before rinsing off completely.

Afterward, get rid of all excess crumbs or pieces onto your carpet or rug elsewhere in the room because we don't want our cats tracking this stuff everywhere even though it's harmless if they do try to eat some. If you have wood flooring like me instead, then at least thoroughly wipe over everything with a wet cloth after you remove all the crumbs off of it.

Scrub a new baking soda paste with a bit of warm water and clean cloth over any remaining odors left behind once again after everything has dried up from scrubbing with vinegar. You should be going back and forth between using vinegar, then baking soda paste mixture to clean the odor, even more, each time since it gets stronger if you wait too long in between uses.            

Next, add some fresh coffee beans into an airtight container such as Tupperware or Ziploc baggies and wait patiently for at least 24 hours until they absorb any lingering cat pee smells before taking them out again. If you don't have any coffee beans then dried orange or lemon peels will do just as well but a lot of people don't have those either so it's good to keep some small coffee beans nearby for accidents.            

Lastly, use an enzymatic cleaner all over where the spot was on the leather couch as well as near other things such as drapes, carpeting or rugs anywhere in the room.  This helps by neutralizing any remaining odor left behind since enzymatic cleaners work by breaking down the proteins or amino acids in an odor to stop them from smelling in the future. Let it dry and then come back later on when the leather couch has dried up fully to vacuum over everything to pick up any excess pieces of enzymatic cleaner.

Method# 3 - Peroxide against Pee

Materials you will need to remove with cat`s or dog`s pee:

  • Peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • Dish detergent
  • A toothbrush
  • An old towel or any rag you don't mind throwing away afterward.

Scrub fresh peroxide all around the spot where you have cat pee with a clean cloth to clean any leftover wetness that still hasn't dried up fully. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing off completely with warm water once again.            

Scrub fresh baking soda all over the area until there isn't much left behind at all anymore when it starts to dry up after scrubbing for 5 minutes each time with a toothbrush alone in circular motions. Make sure you wear rubber or latex gloves while doing this since baking soda can irritate the skin if you aren't careful. Use dish detergent to clean the area until you notice the bubbling effect stop rising to the surface when it starts to dry up fully before rinsing off the cat`s pee completely with warm water once again.            

Wipe over everything with a clean cloth soaked in warm water afterward just one more time for good measure as most odors are gone by now anyway. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing off completely after this step. You can then either let the leather couch air-dry overnight or wipe it down with a towel and use a hair drier afterward to speed up drying times if your leather couch is still wet from getting rid of every last drop of urine odor.

How can you prevent a cat`s peeing on couches and other places?

In case you want to prevent your cat from peeing in the wrong places in the future, you should definitely keep in mind that they are most likely doing this out of insecurity in which case you can give them lots of love and attention to make it up to them. This could also be due to a lack of attention since many cats feel lonely if they don't get much interaction throughout their day so make sure you play with them at least once every day for around 15 minutes or so before bedtime.  

Some smells keep cats away from your leather couch so you can leave down bowls of white vinegar all around the house to keep them away. You can also do this for areas where they are scratching up your furniture, or other parts of the house if they are still doing it since it's a natural instinct for cats to scratch things up before burying their poop or pee after using the litter box.

If your cat is not fixed then you should go get them checked out by a vet immediately because both male and female cats spray urine whenever they are in heat to attract other cats into mating with them. To stop your next cat from ever doing something like this again, you can try using cat pheromones to help calm them down. Cats are less likely to pee everywhere in the house when they feel healthier and happier as long as it is their way of leaving a mark after doing something like scratching up your couch or carpet which they always do before peeing in another spot all over again.

They also leave these pheromones behind in every part of the house where they go afterward too, so it's easy for cats to then find their favorite places by following these signals that smell like themselves which prevents them from peeing somewhere else instead!

How to get a cat urine smell out of a leather couch?

If you have a cat, chances are you've dealt with the dreaded issue of cat urine smell. Cat urine has a strong, distinct odor that can be difficult to remove. If your cat has urinated on your leather couch, it's important to clean it up quickly and thoroughly to prevent the odor from setting in. Here are some tips for how to get rid of the cat urine odor on your leather couch:

  1. Blot up as much of the urine as possible with paper towels or a clean cloth.
  2. Mix together a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water.
  3. Using a clean cloth, sponge the vinegar solution onto the affected area of the couch.
  4. Let the vinegar solution soak into the leather for 15 minutes.
  5. Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until the cat's urine smell is gone.
  7. If the cat urine smell persists, you may need to use a commercial leather cleaner or conditioner to remove it completely. Follow the instructions on the product label.

If you are dealing with a cat urine smell on your leather couch, the first step is to blot up as much of the urine as possible using paper towels or a clean cloth. From there, mix together a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water, then use a clean cloth to sponge this solution onto the affected area of the couch. Let it sit for 15 minutes so that it can work its magic, then wipe the area clean with a damp cloth. Repeat these steps as needed until all traces of the cat urine smell are gone from your leather couch.

How to get the dog pee smell out of the leather couch?

Unfortunately, these methods will not work for a dog's pee since they are different in nature and dogs can spread out multiple infections to humans living in the same household. This is why you should take your dog to the vet immediately as long as it could be life-threatening if left untreated such as heartworms making them feel much weaker than normal, or diabetes which puts them at risk of going into shock due to low blood sugar levels without your knowledge.

When you are at home and want to step outside in the morning, do you want your dog peeing on your lawn? Well, unless it is an early spring day, there is almost no chance that this will happen. In spring, when the grass starts to warm up and grow again, they start peeing all over the place because their biological clock tells them massive amounts of urine need to be released.

Peeing on their lawns makes dogs feel good because it's a way for them to communicate with each other that they've been marking territory. In addition to communicating with other dogs and marking territory, they also like peeing in specific areas because it's one of the ways they can mark odor ownership or possession. If your dog pees at home, it is likely that he or she sees your house as its territory and wants to mark it as such.

They might even have cancer or kidney failure that needs treatment right away unless you want to end up with an expensive funeral bill for their sudden passing so don't wait and see a vet immediately before it's too late!

What about cats peeing on other furniture in the room?

If your cat also pees on other parts of the house besides your couch, then you might have to do some investigating first on which furniture or part of the carpet is their favorite spot to pee before using these same steps all over again on areas they frequently pee at.

If you wipe everything down with vinegar after cleaning it up with soap and water each time, then they will probably avoid doing it there since it's not really a bathroom anymore. You can try this out for yourself to see if it works since I've tried it myself with great results that left my dog's favorite spot unusable by him ever again.


This article has gone over how to clean cat pee leather couch with vinegar and water, baking soda, soap and water, peroxide, how to stop cats from peeing, and using cat pheromones as well as other solutions to fix this problem for good! You can now enjoy your couch without any worries and share the information with others who might be having this same problem and want to remove all the pieces of evidence.