Depending on where you live, if spring has finally arrived — and you think the cat spraying stains you cleaned up last year were terminated — think again! With heat and humidity comes all sorts of problems for cat owners. You might even come to the shocking discovery that the cat urine you thought you cleaned up last year has come to start smelling again.
How’s that for a double-whammy?
I just thought I’d go a bit into why cat pee smells so much more worse in warm weather in this blog post.
I’ll also make sure I mention one of my favorite ways of getting rid of the cat spraying smell permanently as quickly and pain-free as possible — sometimes in as little as 7 days.
The main reason cat urine stains are so hard to get rid of is because they contain five different bacteria strains. Two of said bacteria strains are associated with the cat’s marking scent.
The others are in the cat spray, urine and uric acid.
Last, but not least — we’ve got the sticky part of cat urine also called urea. The pigment is urochrome, and then there are the uric acid crystals, which look like salt.
The first two components I mentioned are what clean up quite easily.
It’s the uric acid with its crystals and salt that really linger into both fabric in your home but also end up being the reason for the foul, continuous odor. These crystals are what you would call insoluble, and stick to just about anything they land on.
That’s why you can’t use common household cleaning supplies for getting rid of the foul cat spraying smell which I bet you’ve tried already.
This leads me to the purpose of this whole post.
The reason cat spray stains smell so much worse in warm weather is because of the moisture. This is because the humidity in the air reacts with the crystals. When it gets warmer, the crystals get reactivated and end up leading to a really foul smell I believe you’re familiar with at this point.
What this usually means is that a particular spot that you think you’ve thoroughly cleaned before will simply start smelling again — just like you haven’t done anything in the first place.
In order to utterly get rid of the cat spray smell (and stain) — you need to get the crystals eradicated from the surface they’ve been sticking to all along.
As I’ve briefly mentioned above, it’s most often easier said than done.
These cleaners are special enzyme formulas that consume the bacterial components – which finally removes the smell and stain. Common household cleaners don’t contain enzymes, because most messes don’t have uric acid in them.
If you’ve already tried pet enzyme cleaners but you’re looking for a more permanent formula that might even get your cat to behave properly (which eliminates the source of the problem) — take a look at Cat Spray Stop. Created by Susan Westinghouse, a vet and cat specialist, Cat Spray Stop is an all-encompassing guide designed to help you stop cat spraying in your home in as little as 7 days using a unique method called the TTS method.
I have tried Cat Spray Stop with great, permanent results, and also published a review of it over here.
I really hope these 2 solutions I proposed in this blog post will help you to eliminate the smell of cat spraying — even when the weather is starting to get warmer.
Good luck, and make sure you at least try to enjoy a lovely day in the sun!
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