K.V. asks from Exton, PA on September 09, 2009
Hi. What is the best way to get cat pee off wood floors? The smell in my living room is horrible. I've used Nature's Miracle mixed in with soap and water, but it seems like the smell lingers.
I have 2 cats (siblings/ male and female) and don't know who is urinating on the floor at times. I've had them checked out by the vet and the male cat even had surgery to straighten his uretha that was kinked up. I've tried locking them up at night in the laundry room but the Female cat justs meows horribly and no one was getting sleep. She will even meow at the outside door too if she is put outside. The male cat doesn't like the outdoors too much. I've contacted Cats International too and have tried tips they've given re: litter box top removal. I have not put a litter box in the living room. I have citrus scented room deodarizers around a chair that they pee near. Maybe someone has suggestions of deodarizers that work better? Scent/ brand recommendations?
I also have a black light to search for the urine too and have not seen urine on the chairs. My husband feels like we should remove the cats from the home, but they would be deemed "unadoptable" by the CCSPCA due to their hx. As of now I can't bear to part w/ them and the kids love them.
E.M. answers from Johnstown on September 10, 2009
Go to Sally's Beauty Supply. Back in the perm section there is a shampoo called "Curl & Lock". This shampoo removes the smell from acid perms. We've used this shampoo to take out skunk on a cat that was sprayed point-blank, cat pee on our own floors, and of course I always use it on anyone I give a perm. You may have to squeeze this directly on the floor and leave it just sit for an hr or so, and then you'll have to clean up the bubbles for a length of time after, but I'm pretty sure it will be worth the effort. Best of luck! Let us know if you get rid of the smell.
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R.S. answers from Allentown on September 10, 2009
I had the same problem a few years ago. Full strength Nature's Miracle did work on some areas but not all. I still had the smell on my wood floor. I ended up getting it out using full strength vinegar. I would give it a try. You may have to do it a few times. Then rinse a few times with water.
T.D. answers from Pittsburgh on September 10, 2009
cider vinigar and urine out get it a t a pet supply place.
take care T.
D.P. answers from Pittsburgh on September 09, 2009
My brother bought a house that had horrible cat pee smell and he had to have the wood floors sanded and refinished. Maybe a last resort for you....
I agree to use the Nature's Miracle full strength. I used it on my skunked dog (and myself after the dog bathing!) and if it could get rid of THAT, I think it will work on cat pee....Sam's sells something called Odo-Ban that I have used for dog pee in the past. Good luck.
T.M. answers from Pittsburgh on September 10, 2009
Try using urine gone. You can get it at bed bath and beyond, maybe even walmart now. we used it when puppy training. its works great.
D.H. answers from Harrisburg on September 11, 2009
I found this on line....mix 8 oz of perixode, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a drop of liquid hand soap. Saturate the area...you may have to do it more then once. It REALLY works.
L.S. answers from Lancaster on September 10, 2009
White Vinegar!!! Its cheap and safe. You will have to pour it on straight. Depending on the size of the area maybe half a cup. You may need to do this for a few days but trust me the smeel will be gone!!!
Also, put a few paper cups filled with coffe right out of the can in teh room. It will absorb some of the odor in the air!
D.W. answers from Philadelphia on September 10, 2009
Try simple green. It is a strong cleaner. Your could use it full strength. It is strong but should not harm your floors. The other thing to try is get serious from pet smart which is a odor neutralizer and fermone extractor.It is in the dog section of pet smart. The other thing to do is to replace the wooden floors if the smell does not come out. good luck