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All cat owners know that cat urine is an awful thing to have at home. The smell just drills into your brain and you can smell it even a few days after you’ve cleaned the mess.
Just this week I had cat urine (from a very sick cat) smeared all over my hallway tiles. A tile floor is one of the easiest types of floor to clean and I just used antibacterial wipes with strong chemical smell to cover the cat pee smell.
But even after 5 days of my thorough cleaning and leaving my balcony door open for fresh air, I could still smell the cat pee when I walked my hallway. That kind of smell can truly drive you mad, it is so strong and unpleasant.
I truly can’t imagine what a terrible thing cat pee on a couch or sofa must be!
First of all, if this happens a lot then your couch must be stinking so bad that it probably needs to be replaced (having a luxury couch is not the best idea when you have a cat).
I believe there really is no such thing as a ready-made cat pee proof couch that you can just go and get right out of the store, so you will have to get a bit creative to make one. Usually, that involves some kind of couch cover – like a blanket or similar.
My research shows that there are some very successful waterproof couch cover for cats that you will be so glad to have at home – especially if you have an older cat, nervous cat or a cat with some disease that causes it to pee on your couch.
In my research, I have checked many products and only the best ones have made it in the below selection. I have chosen the very top products, the ones that have proven to be truly, really waterproof – because I KNOW how bad a cat pee in a home is and how much good protection is required in this case.
Best Waterproof Couch Cover For Cats
Urine Resistant Couch Cover
If you have a cat peeing on couch then I know you must be in a desperate need to find a way to protect your furniture. Cat pee is an especially vicious thing to have in your home: for me it is mostly the smell and not to mention how it will ruin your furniture in the long run.
This Mambe blanket is one of the best pee proof cat blankets that you can find on the market. We all know the situation when we have bought a product based on its great advertising only to find out that the product is nothing what it said it would be. Well, not with this blanket – here is a solid proof.
The blanket is pretty thick as it has:
- 2 layers of soft microfleece on both sides
- both sides are made in 2 different but still matching colors
- in the middle there is a 100% waterproof membrane
So in addition to this totally leak proof blanket, you will also get a soft and very stylish looking blanket. A great thing is that it is not crunchy sounding! A rare feature among waterproof blankets.
The most important thing that you get with this zero leakage blanket is you save yourself from having to wash multiple layers of bedding and you don’t have to clean the couch from cat pee. So it also saves you time, extra work and let’s not forget your nerves! It IS quite a comforting feeling knowing your furniture is well protected and you can have peace of mind regarding this matter.
Not only will it protect your couch from cat pee but it also does a great job at keeping cat hair off the bedding or sofa. Pet hair will stick to the surface so nothing gets beneath, down to the sheets. You’ll have a cat hair free bed or couch with this blanket!
Another important point is the washing of this blanket. When you buy something to protect you from cat pee you have to consider the cleaning part:
- the Mambe blanket is easy to remove and lay back on the furniture and easy to throw in the wash if there has been an accident
- you can use a regular home washer & dryer, nothing high tech or fancy
- the blanket can endure multiple washes and does not lose its waterproof ability: best proof of this
- it does not wrinkle and does not shrink after wash
- the material is very absorbent so it takes some time to dry and you may need to run it through a couple of spin cycles. It is best to use a home dryer.
This blanket is best washed if you use enzyme cleaner before washing so that all of the smell comes out.
Not only is it a perfect urine proof couch cover but it will also protect your furniture from cat scratches as the material is quite thick.
Designed to be waterproof the blanket lacks breathability which makes it a wonderfully warm blanket for winter.
Another thing this blanket can be – a perfect gift for any cat owner who loves the cat(s), the home and wants to enjoy both!
In addition to the above colors I have found one more version of this blanket, it has a warm chocolate color and it comes in large size, I am including it here as you may like this version best:
This Nanofabric Blanket Is One Of The Best Couch Covers For Cat Pee
This blanket takes waterproofing to a whole new level. What makes it so special is the Nano-pore waterproof barrier that is integrated into the blanket. Here is what I have found on nanofabrics: “textiles engineered with small particles that give ordinary materials advantageous properties such as superhydrophobicity (extreme water resistance…”
Here is what the structure of the blanket looks like:
What makes this blanket stand out from the similar waterproof blankets is the fact that its material is not sprayed with chemicals on top of it that quickly wash away. Instead, the waterproof barrier is integrated permanently into the fabric.
So how is this waterproofing built into the material? By utilizing NanoPore technology which integrates microscopic pores (NanoPores) into an impervious membrane. Basically, the NanoPores contain charges that block water molecules, while still allowing air to pass through (which makes the blanket breathable).
Since fabric softeners neutralize charges (static) and attach to the NanoPores allowing water to pass through you have to be careful of the following:
What this really means on the practical side is that the integrated waterproof ability cannot be washed off and with proper laundering, it does not wear off.
One of the rare cat urine proof couch covers that truly stand on their word for being waterproof!
Plastic Couch Covers For Cat Pee
So this is a heavy duty plastic cover that is specially designed for a sofa/couch and it will fit most sofas out there. I am the first to admit that these plastic furniture covers for cats are not the prettiest sight to see but they do a very good job of protecting from cat pee so you may want to consider them.
Although these plastic couch covers are not very aesthetically pleasing they are comfortable to sit on so I am thinking they are perfect for rooms that don’t get visited often by guests. They can also be a good idea if your couch or sofa is unique so you want to protect it from your cat but you still want to enjoy its beauty.
The plastic cover is absolutely cat urine proof and it will not allow any cat pee to penetrate it.
Regarding the cleaning part, this is probably the easiest cleaning cat urine proof couch cover: no washing machine is required, no taking it off and putting it back. All you need to do is wipe the pee with a damp cloth or paper towel and maybe spray some cat enzyme cleaner or disinfectant. All done in 2 minutes!
One of the best features of this plastic cover is that initially it is designed to protect from cat claws. That is why it covers your furniture down to the floor – to protect the sides from scratches. The seams are claw resistant and they fold inside so that your cat can’t rip them apart. So you get two very strong benefits: protection from cat pee as well as protection from cat claws.
Cats usually dislike plastic so your cat will probably avoid the couch (you can put a small cat blanket over to mark its spot), but even if it doesn’t – your couch is well protected from cat pee.
Pee Proof Blanket
This waterproof cat blanket can be shortly described as incredibly soft and comfortable, totally waterproof and easy to wash. I know it sounds too good to be true – but after reading all the review comments it turns out that this product truly IS that good.
The blanket is made of:
- Fleece on one side of the blanket (feels and looks like plush)
- Waterproof membrane in the middle
- Sherpa material on the other side
- Very smooth and soft on the microfiber/fleece side and fluffy and soft on the sherpa side
People have been very satisfied with the blanket’s ability to save a couch from getting peed on. Check what this customer has to say about it.
As you can see from the below image the blanket works by not allowing water to pass the middle membrane, which leads to gathering water on top of the middle membrane. Once you are aware of the accident you’ll have time to clean the mess.
Another great thing about this blanket is that cats and dogs absolutely love it. They love to snuggle in its softness and warmth and sleep surrounded by it. Even some humans have expressed a wish to have one just for themselves :).
You also get to choose from a variety of colors (I love the grey-white combo) and it comes in three different sizes. The blanket looks very beautiful and that is something I always care for when buying things for home.
Now, what is really important for us, besides its proven ability to protect from cat pee, is how easy and how well can you wash this blanket. When you buy something to serve you as a protection from cat pee you always have to consider the cleaning part.
So, this is a blanket that is very easy to wash: just throw it in the washer on cold, no fabric softener and then dry it. I would suggest you to dry it on air to preserve the waterproof ability for as long as you can. But people have used a dryer (medium and low temp dryer) and the blanket has still preserved its waterproof functionality as well as its softness.
So in a nutshell you can wash it very easy, it dries pretty fast, does not get heavy and maintains shape. Once an accident happens just roll the blanket, put in the machine and it will come out super clean and with no bad odors.
As you can see this is such a dream blanket to protect you from pee on couch!
A Different Pee Proof Couch Cover For Cats – For Total Couch Protection
So this solution is a bit extreme and I believe the majority of cat owners are soft-hearted (or their cat has worked its way to that soft spot in their heart) and they do allow their cat on the furniture.
But still, as a cat owner you may have a precious white couch that you adore and you simply can’t allow your cat to destroy it. In such case, you will find this electric cat mat extremely helpful. So, this mat will send harmless static pulses and keep pets away from a certain area. I guess it would be probably most useful when you are not home and unable to control your cat’s behavior.
So here is how this shock mat for cat works: you lay it on the area you want to be protected and when your cat steps on it it will send a 3-second static pulse. It acts like a shock to the cat and quickly teaches it to avoid the area. (Maybe most cat owners would want this on their kitchen countertop – I just can’t get my cat not to jump on it and basically I have given up).
There are 3 levels of voltage that you can adjust: low, medium and high. For cats, only the low and medium settings are recommended.
By using this protective shock mat you will teach your cat to completely avoid the couch: this means no cat pee, no cat hair, no dirt – no nothing from your cat. Finally, there is a way for cat owners to get that expensive, luxury sofa if their heart desires it! Or a Persian rug maybe 🙂
Check out how effective this electric cat mat is against cat peeing on the couch.
And this is the funniest testimony I’ve read so far for this area protective cat mat!
Not to forget to mention it comes in 5 different sizes so you can choose one according to the size of the area you want to protect – and they even have a special sofa-sized one :). And it is transparent so you can still see your beautiful sofa with the mat on it.
Urine Cat Proof Furniture Spray
This is not a couch cover in the literal meaning of the words but it’s still a kind of cover so I’ve decided to include it here. I’m guessing someone might find it useful and they may not be aware that such a product exists so hopefully, it will help some cat owner out there.
This spray will provide your furniture with a coating that repels liquids and at the same time it will preserve the original look of your furniture. The liquid beads up on the surface which gives you time to react and clean the mess up without it destroying your couch.
This first thing that ran through my mind when checking this product is: ok it works for liquids but does it work for cat pee? So I checked the reviews and found this statement as well as this one too on this subject. So clearly it’s good for cat pee.
Once you have the spray you may also use it on clothing or on shoes. I think it’s a very handy thing to have for various occasions in life like celebrations, for pets or rain protection. Truly a versatile product that is also not very expensive.
Just a warning: when applying make sure to protect your lungs from inhaling it by using a mask and letting the fumes vaporize while you remove yourself from the spot.
I am including this customer review for the cutest little puppy on the image – laying on a white sofa 🙂
One of the best ways to protect your home from cat pee is to allow your cat free access as it pleases and as it needs. For this purpose an automatic cat door can be a life-changing thing: