When your kitty has an accident outside of the litter box you are probably tempted to use whatever cleaners you have on hand. Initially, it may seem the cat urine odor and stain are gone and forgotten, but in a matter of hours or days, the cat urine odor in the “clean” spot is back. There are products to effectively clean cat urine odor and other pet accidents permanently, but an average household cleaner will not resolve the problem. You will want to use a highly effective cleaner like ODOR-X when removing cat urine, odor and stains, as well as other things.
What is Odor-X?
Odor- X is a commercial-grade sanitizer and odor eraser. It is sold in a concentrated form to attack odors and replace those odors with a fresh citrus fragrance. This means you are getting an industrial strength cleaning product and a little goes a long way. Odor-X breaks down stains with water added making it water soluble. If using for general cleaning, a mixture of 1 part ODOR-X to 30 parts water works and 1 to 10 will break down most tough stains and odors.
ODOR-X is a proprietary mixture of high foaming agents, odor absorbing compounds and disinfectants.Meaning it has a wide spectrum of germ killing ability, low toxicity and low corrosivity, is simple to use, long shelf life, highly concentrated, and safe on almost all surfaces. ODOR-X is user friendly and simple.
Why Cat Urine Smells So Bad
Cat urine is not that different from other animal urine but left unnoticed can be the start of a problem. Basically, cat urine is composed of five different bacteria strains. Two of the bacteria strains are in the cat marking scent, while the others are in the cat urine, the spray, and the uric acid. This bacteria is responsible for the repulsive cat urine smell. Cats tend to not drink as much water as other animals making their urine extremely concentrated. This concentration of bacteria is what results in the strong smell of cat urine. The smell of added hormones that cats eliminate when they pee doesn’t help. Male cats that are not neutered, send testosterone-rich urine signals to other male cats to stay away , while letting female cats know they are in the area. Males cats can spray for many reasons, not just due to hormones. They may spray due to stress, territory, anxiety, diet, frustration, lack of playtime or territorial conflicts with other male cats. If your cat is spraying it is important you identify the reason and remove it in order to correct the behavior.
How To Use ODOR-X
ODOR-X is great for small stains. Cat owners sometimes face the frustration of vomit stains on various surfaces. Whether it be from food, bile or other things ingested, the excretion can leave a terrible stain. The dyes in cat food can be difficult to remove and some cleaners will only remove the stain temporarily, leaving a spot where it was left to pop back up. ODOR-X can be diluted in a spray bottle and used to spot clean when needed. Usually a 10 to 1 ratio can be used to spot clean and remove pet vomit spots, however more maybe necessary for old or heavy stains.
ODOR-X can remove many other types of stains and odors as well. As stated on the label, it can be used for garbage, porta potties, skunk odor, mold, mildew, smoke odor and more. You can even use it for odors on furniture, rugs, around litter boxes, carpet, hardwood floors, tile and many other surfaces while leaving behind a pleasant citrus scent. Odor-X can remove visible urine stains by spot cleaning, but it is recommended you use a carpet cleaning machine if the urine has already settled into the padding.
How to Clean Up Cat Urine
Grab a paper towel, and try to blot up as much of the urine as possible. If it’s a large spot and you don’t want to waste paper towels, use a cloth or towel that can be thrown away. If the spot is on the carpet, stand on the wet spot over the towel (wearing shoes). Try not to rub the spot. If it’s dry, pour cold water on the stain, and blot.
Use a product such as ODOR-X and spray it on the soiled area for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure to test on a small area first and follow instructions on the label.
Blot up as much of the cleaner and moisture as possible.
Once the spot is all dry, vacuum the area. If the stain is not entirely gone, repeat or consider using a carpet cleaner to get deep.
If your cat urinates on clothing, linen, or textiles that can go in a washing machine, run them through a cold-water cycle immediately with a dash of ODOR-X and hang them outside to dry.
My Opinion of ODOR- X
I personally recommend ODOR- X not just for pet stains and odors but all other cleaning. I recently bought a house and the previous owners had lots of puppies that I am assuming peed all over the floors. Having tile floors means the urine probably soaked into the grout and nothing was getting the odor out! ODOR- X came to my rescue and I no longer have puppy pee odor in my house. I have also used it to treat pet stains on my furniture and carpets. I keep a spray bottle of it diluted, with a 10 to 1 ratio, and spray it on any area needed. It has consistently removed the odor and the stain from the treated areas. I also use it to clean my cat litter box as well as the dog kennel. Since it is a heavy-duty cleaning product, it can also be used for removing blood stains, mold and mildew, beverage spills and more. It also covers the odors of smoke, skunks, port-a-potties, hot garbage, feces, and any other odor you want removed. I will definitely be using this, at a 30 to 1 ratio, all around the house on my floors, granite, toilets and even on laundry when needed.
Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a life long cat lover. She also writes for various other pet related websites. She is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy and happy lifestyle for their fur-babies.