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Thread: Cat odor

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    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
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    Our female cat has decided to mark her territory in my carpeted sewing room. I have shampooed the carpet with regular carpet shampoo. I looked at some options online but my question is do any of them really work. I'd be happy with a wood floor in there which is what we will do if we tear out the carpet but is that what we need to do or can I get it out?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    I think the name of what I used when I had cats was Nature's Miracle. I bought it at Petsmart.

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    Mary- regular shampoo will not get rid of the order. Even if you don't smell it, the cat will.

    You need to find one that has enzymes in it that will remove urine odors. There are lots of them, for pets as well as adults. Stores like Petsmart carry many brands and there are also ones online. Zero Odor is one that I've heard works great. I have gotten and used ATX Oder Kill (found online).

    Even if you remove the carpet, the smell may still be in the underfloor. Be sure to use a high quality sealer on it and the walls around the area. Those can be found at any good paint store. Seal before you put in any new flooring! Hope this helps!

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    My DD's cat wet on my area rug and I tried every urine eliminator product and I could still smell the sour sticky smell. I tossed the rug and that got rid of the smell immediately. LOL

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    Try making a mixture of hydrogen peroxide / lysterine & water in a spray bottle. 1/2 peroxide/lysterine to 1/2 water.

    Spray the urined area & blot with a clean white towel, repeat as needed!

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    We had a situation with an elderly 3 legged dog who was having trouble getting outside. My steps were home but apparently did not make him go out often enough. We came home to a horrible mess. We did have VERY old carpet and so we did rip it out. When we did we found lots of spots--more than we realized at first--and so we used Kilz on the sub-floors before installing new flooring. What a smell... I can't imagine it in my sewing room! Good luck!

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    I don't think it ever comes out of a rug and also penetrates the floor under the rug. The people that had our house before us had cats and we had to remove the carpeting and replace some of the floors to get rid of the odors. We tried a LOT of things that said they got rid of odors but it always came back.

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    I used this http://www.antiickypoo.com/index.htm when I had elder cats with troubles there for a while.

    I got a blacklight to help but I knew where most of the problems were. And we were starting to get pretty bad :-(

    I had tried a lot of other remedies but this is the 1st that took away ALL the odor.

    After all those kitties were gone and we were getting new carpet I sprayed it again on the subfloor just because I had extra really because there was no longer any odor even putting your nose on the wood LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    Our female cat has decided to mark her territory in my carpeted sewing room. I have shampooed the carpet with regular carpet shampoo. I looked at some options online but my question is do any of them really work. I'd be happy with a wood floor in there which is what we will do if we tear out the carpet but is that what we need to do or can I get it out?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Anti-Icky-Poo works well if you can keep the area wet for several days.

    Sweet PDZ is a granulated zeolite mineral that adsorbs the scent. It's about $15 for a 40 pound bag at the farm store. Sprinkle it on, let it set for a day or two, then vacuum it up. You may have to repeat once to get rid of the odour completely.

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    Nature's Miracle is an encyme killer. It works. (We primarily use it to "deskunk" the dogs)

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