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Cat Urine Odor
There’s nothing quite as pungent and persistent as the smell of cat urine.
Once your cat has urinated in an inappropriate spot, it’s critical to eliminate the odor effectively or chances are, he’ll continue to treat your home worse than the bathroom at your local truck stop.
Why Cat Pee Stinks
Cat urine is not all that different from other animals’ urine, but what gives cat urine such a bad smell is that the urine is usually left unnoticed until it becomes a problem. Cats have a propensity to mark their territory outside the litter box, be it on the carpet or in hidden corners. After a while, the bacterium in the urine decomposes and gives off an ammonia-like odor characteristic of stale old urine. The second stage of the decomposition process emits mercaptans, compounds that give skunk spray its characteristic bad smell. Older animals have kidneys that have lost some of their efficiency and, as a consequence, older animals tend to have the worst smelling urine.
Why Cats Urinate Outside of the Litter Box
There are a number of reasons as to why your cat may have started turning up his or her tail at the place he or she is supposed to pee. Owners often think cats urinate in inappropriate places as a way of getting even, but they lack the sophisticated cognitive abilities needed to concoct a revenge strategy. If your cat’s not using the litter box, it’s likely that he or she is trying to tell you something. The first thing you need to do is rule out a medical problem. Medical issues related to inappropriate urination can include urinary tract infections, kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism and feline lower urinary tract disease, and can cause a cat to urinate outside the litter box, particularly if he or she associates the litter box with pain. If you believe your cat is suffering from any of these conditions or is exhibiting additional symptoms, bring them to your veterinarian immediately, as untreated conditions, like urinary tract infections, can become serious.
House Smells like A Dog
There’s no question that dogs are man’s best friend, but pet odor? That’s no one’s friend. The worst part is that you can become immune to pet odor because you’re around it all the time. First things first, target the areas where pet odors can linger. Upholstery and carpeting are the main culprits, especially that favorite chair or rug where your dog likes to hang out and nap. Make sure you keep those areas regularly vacuumed and free of pet hair.
Best Ways to Get Rid of Dog Smell
There are a number of things that can contribute to dog odor. Oily skin is a big one. For this reason, dogs with naturally oily skin (like Labradors) tend to be the cause of a higher level of pet odors. On the other hand, your dog might have high levels of oil in the skin due to atopy, which is just a fancy way of saying that the dog has allergies that irritate the skin, so the dog’s body produces an overabundance of skin oils to help combat the itchiness and inflammation. These oils don’t just stay on the dog either. They go wherever the dog goes and get left behind on couches, chairs, carpets, etc. Quite often, though, the dog smell is due simply to the fact that your dog is dirty and needs a bath. Maybe the pooch rolled in something, maybe he/she went swimming and now smells like “wet dog”, or maybe it’s something more serious that can’t be fixed with a bath.
>Steam cleaning carpeting regularly.
>Vacuuming every other day.
>Sweeping every other day.
>Mopping floors with a 3:1 water to vinegar solution at least once a week.
>Invest in two couch covers so you’ll have an extra when one is being washed.
>Wash dog bedding once a week.
>If the dog sleeps with you, wash your own bedding once a week.
>Leave carpet powders on overnight.
>Keep windows open whenever possible.
Odor removal & indoor air quality restoration
We offer odor removal and indoor air quality services for…
- Hotels & rental properties
- Home & real estate for sale
- Improving indoor air quality
- Car, truck, SUV, and boat
- Colleges & universities
- Athletic locker rooms
- Medical and health facilities
- Basement and crawlspace
Causes of Odors
An unpleasant smell can make it very difficult to get to sleep.
One common need for odor removal is that you have had some other form of property damage. In the case of water damage or a water leak, for instance, you might have contaminated dark water covering your surfaces, your furniture, and your fittings and this can then, in turn, lead to an unpleasant scent being left behind.
Likewise, bad odors can also be the result of fire damage. Fire, of course, causes smoke and soot and this can travel through the whole property and leave a smell behind that is very difficult to get rid of.
Other common causes include infestations (which result in droppings and animal corpses), gas leaks, sewage leaks and cigarette smoke that has become sealed in the walls. You may even want to contact Phoenix 21 Cleaning Service of Philadelphia to get rid of a pet smell if you no longer have animals.
Once the cause of the odor has been dealt with, Phoenix 21 Cleaning Service of Philadelphia will then go on to clean and sanitize the area. This is very important not only to ensure that the smell has been removed but also to make sure that there are no hygiene problems caused by the smell.