06:34AM | 08/19/02
Member Since: 03/12/01
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I have a home with a crawlspace that has had moisture problems in the past. We have added several vents and it's helped.

Lately, when it's damp out, I notice a cat urine smell by the doorway (which is carpeted). I only notice it if it's raining or it's damp out.

I do have 2 cats, but they don't mark on doors, etc.

We've owned the house for 6 years, but this year, I've really noticed the smell alot.

thanks in advance. I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.


04:04AM | 08/20/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Maybe your cats have a neighborhood "friend" who comes night and sprays around your door.


04:13AM | 08/20/02
Member Since: 03/12/01
40 lifetime posts
I thought about other cats, but we don't see many around (but it's always a possiblity). I only notice the smell when it's damp outside. My house does have problems with exterior mildrew on the underside of the siding and we've had moisture problems in the past. I'm just trying to think of other things it could be.



05:00PM | 08/21/02
Member Since: 06/22/02
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Is the carpeting you mention inside or out?

Cats are very sensitive and what they may not do in general they may start to do to show their displeasure of something new.

Anything new in your household?

Desert Dweller

10:44AM | 08/25/02
You can use a UV Blacklight in the dark to see if it is urine or not. Urine will glow brightly. The UV light ill also show you just how dirty your carpets & floors, cabinets, walls, etc. really are...


11:28PM | 09/04/02
Member Since: 09/03/02
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I think you're putting too much faith in your cats.


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