Cats are cute — until you spot them "relieving themselves" on your favorite rug, bedpost, or somewhere other than their litter box. While you might just think that your cat is acting up it's possible , there may be a reason for this strange — and smelly — behavior. According to PetMD , dirty litter boxes , the type of litter used, mounting stress, or various medical issues, including urinary tract infections and diabetes, may be to blame. Regardless, accidents happen but you shouldn't accept living with the stench.
Repairing Floors Damaged by Pet Urine?
How to Get Cat Urine Odor Out of Wood Floors
I am an animal lover and a devoted cat person. I write helpful articles based on my experiences as a cat mom. Jimmy B via Flickr Commons. Cat pee anywhere in the house can make your entire home smell like a litter box. Cats' urine contains strong-smelling proteins they use to mark their territory, a scent that is nearly impossible to eliminate. Cleaning it can often wet the crystallized proteins and reactivate the odor. It can be upsetting and very stressful.
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If you have both a cat and wood floors, you might eventually need to know how to remove cat urine odor from the floorboards. The floor may seem clean, but urine can seep between the boards or beneath cracks in the sealant if their are any. This will allow odors to reappear later due to moisture or other causes.