08:49AM | 10/20/06
Member Since: 10/19/06
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we have an elderly friend thta has let a tom cat in and he has sprayed all over the hoiuse.. it's a log cabin with 3/4 inch flooring covered by berber carpets.. is theree any way to rid the odor?? it's really bad... like breath taking bad... please say this house can be saved there must be a product that will remove this horrible odor thank you


04:54PM | 10/20/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Vet's and pet stores have enzme products that are suppose to remove the urine smells.


09:25PM | 10/21/06
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
Surfaces may respond to enzyme treatment, but I have found that they often need to be sealed with a primer sealer. Fabrics are rarely recoverable. Not a good situation. Be sure to fix the cat. He deserves it.


05:19PM | 10/22/06
Member Since: 10/19/06
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thx tom, but i think i'mlooking more towards what to use and really if this house can be saved.... no exeragations most hog barns smell better it'll take your breath and stay with ya after you're outside


06:26PM | 10/23/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
If there is carpet and padding you will want to remove both

Clean the floors very well and with a pet deodorizer.

You may even want to pull up the old tack strips as they may have been urine soaked over the years.

Then we still suggest that you apply at least one coat of the Kilz primer. We find that the alcohol based tends to be the best working of all of them.


06:59AM | 10/26/06
Member Since: 10/25/06
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We've found that solutions labeled as 'enzyme' cleaners work best, they generally run about $20 for a 64 oz. bottle. You may have to soak the area overnight (follow the label instructions), and/or soak the area repeatedly before soaking up the moisture. This should remove almost all the odor, and make the area unappealing to the cats for elimination. This is worth trying since it is usually far less expensive than the alternatives.

If this is not effective you may need to remove and replace the flooring, and underfloor as others have suggested.


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