Friday, April 2, 2010
Cat Urine Smell - - 3 Steps to Getting Relief From Feline Urine Odor
Story by: Debbie Davis
Removing cat urine odor can sometimes seem impossible, particularly if your cat pees in a spot that's hard to find or reach. Here are 3 effective steps to take to remove cat odor safely and effectively.
1. Find the spot. This can be a challenge if your cat urinated while you were away, and the spot has had time to dry and is hard to see. Use a black light to help you locate the offending spot. A black light is best used when it's relatively dark and the urine spots will glow brightly when the black light shines on them.
2. Neutralize the area. There's no shortage of suggestions, ideas and products that are designed to get rid of cat urine. Choose a product that is safe for your cat (and you), and that breaks down the urine rather than adding another smell to cover the urine odor.
3. Use an air purifier designed to remove cat urine odor. Realize that with a cat in the family mistakes will happen, and even if you find and neutralize the spot, while you're completing the process your home still smells like cat urine.
If you've inherited your space from another owner who had cats, short of removing the carpet and refinishing wood floors, there may be spots that you will never find, but the odor will persist. The right air purifier is a safe, non-invasive, and continuous way to keep the air smelling clean.
Check the technical specifications to make sure that the cleaner you're considering has a filter that will remove urine odor. If it is unclear about this or doesn't specify, it probably will not do the job. Call the company to inquire about the filter make-up that makes it effective against urine.
Look for references from those who have used the product. Professional and personal references listed with the product are an excellent indication of who has used the product and how successful it has been.
For instance, if a groomer, kennel, or rescue organization is currently using the product, it's a pretty good indicator that those who have a need that is probably greater than yours have found the product to be effective.
However, nothing will tell you how well it will work for you in your space with your cat until it's in your space with your cat. Make sure you understand the return policy, but chances are, if there is a good return policy your won't need it.
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