How to Get Cat Pee Out of Leather Boots (Explained)

How to Get Cat Pee Out of Leather Boots

There are few things more annoying (and smelly) than when your cat pees on your clothes, shoes, or any other possessions.

If your cat has peed on your leather boots, this presents a particular problem as it can be difficult to completely remove the stain and smell.

Unless that is, you know the best way to clean cat pee off of leather.

Here is how to get cat pee out of leather boots with a simple and effective homemade solution!

How to Get Cat Pee Out of Leather Boots

First of all, I hope you didn’t find out your cat had peed on your leather boots by putting them on and feeling it!

Either way, don’t panic and don’t get too mad, I’m sure you’re going to be able to get our boots back to looking and smelling their best.

To clean cat urine out of leather boots, or any leather items for that matter, you can make do with some common household items like:

  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Clean cloths


Start by sprinkling baking soda on the stain. Baking soda is one of those miracle products that has loads of uses around the home, and drawing out odors is one of them.

Then, mix together water and vinegar in a bowl, I use about two parts vinegar to one part water.

Once the mixture is combined, slowly add in a few drops of dish soap, this will help to break up the pee and make it easier to remove.

Using a clean cloth, soak up the mixture and dab it on the stain. You might need to do this a few times to completely remove the stain.

Don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t seem to be working right away, leather is porous and it can take a while to draw out stains.

Once the stain is gone, use another clean cloth to soak up any excess moisture.

And that’s it! Just let your boots dry and they should be good to go and smelling as fresh as they ever have.

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What Takes Cat Pee Smell Out of Shoes?

If there is a faint odor remaining after cleaning your boots or another pair of shoes, there are a few things that you can do to try and eliminate the cat pee smell.

First, as I mentioned before, baking soda is excellent at removing odors. So, if your boots are dry, sprinkle some baking soda in them and let it sit overnight.

In the morning, just vacuum up the baking soda and the odor should be gone!

Another option is to place your boots or shoes in a large plastic bag with some fresh coffee grounds.

Coffee is known for its odor repelling properties and is used to remove all kinds of odors around the home.

As a coffee lover myself, I like using coffee to draw odors out and replace them with the sweet scent of a busy coffee shop!

Why Do Cats Pee on Our Boots and Clothes?

Now that we know how to clean cat pee, it’s time to figure out why our feline friends are urinating on our belongings in the first place.

Because, let’s be honest, we’d rather not have to clean up cat pee again for as long we live.

There could be a few reasons for this behavior, but the most common one is that your cat feels stressed or anxious.

Cats are very sensitive creatures and changes in their routine, a new pet in the home, or even just a move to a new house can trigger stress and anxiety.

When cats are stressed, they will often urinate outside of their litter box as a way of marking their territory and making themselves feel more comfortable.

If you think your cat may be peeing on your belongings because they’re feeling stressed, there are a few things you can do to help them feel more comfortable.

First, make sure they have a litter box that is clean and in a quiet location.

Cats also like to have some privacy when using their litter box, so if yours is in a busy area, try moving it to a quieter spot.

You can also try adding some catnip to their litter box, as many cats find the scent calming.

Finally, make sure you are giving your cat plenty of attention and love.

Cats need to feel loved and secure in their home, so spending some quality time with them each day will go a long way in keeping them happy and stress-free.

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In Summary

If your cat has peed on your best leather boots, don’t despair!

With a little elbow grease and some common household items, you can easily remove the stain and odor.

Also, if you take some time to figure out why your cat is peeing outside of their litter box, you can help avoid having to clean up cat urine again in the future.


Image credits – Photo by Elibet Valencia Muñoz on Unsplash

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