How do you remove cat urine odors in wood?
How do you remove cat urine odor and specifically cat urine odors in wood? This is a common question. And...just so you know right now, there is no easy perfect and effortless answer for removing cat urine odors in wood. Sometimes you need to remove cat urine odor from one specific area which is easier and other times it is multiple areas. Always consider the underlying cause and make sure you have good litter box hygiene and that your cats don't have an underlying medical condition that is causing them to eliminate inappropriately.
The best thing you can do to deal with cat urine odors in wood is soak up any wet urine in the area and dry the area well. If the area is already dry, then you need a good quality product to neutralize and break down the source of the urine odors.
Some of these products include Zero Odor, Anti Icky Poo, Nature's Miracle, Odorban, Odornil, Nilodor F.O.N., and. Cat-Off. These are all very good products. Use as per label directions. It is very important to use as much product as the instructions indicate when saturating the affected areas. Make sure you test all products on a small area to ensure it does not damage your wooden floor.
Avoid products that contain ammonia since the odor of ammonia is similar to the odor of urine. Some pet owners have to sand and refinish sections as well after fully saturating the areas with the above products. In some cases, it is nearly impossible to get cat urine odors in wood out and sections of floor need to be replaced. Discuss the problem with your veterinarian and see what their specific product recommendations are as well.
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