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Q: Litter box odor and urine odor

March 20, 2008 | By Punkinhead | 6 answers | Expired: 2408 days ago

Punkinhead

Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to keep a roomful of litterboxes (6) from smelling like a roomful of litterboxes. Also, any recommendations on a product that really DOES eliminate urine odor in carpet?

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Skeeber
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Apr 02, 2008

I'm really impressed with a product called PureArye. You can get it at PetCo or on Amazon.com. It's a food grade odor eliminator and so is very safe around pets and even on them. Here is the description from a supplier.
PureAyre is the only odor eliminator made from California Class 60 food-grade enzymes. Most enzyme-based odor eliminators contain bacteria that produce the enzymes. PureAyre contains no live bacteria, just pure enzymes. PureAyre actually destroys odors using its powerful enzymes, usually with just one application. Most other deodorizers don't destroy odors; they simply mask them or make your nose less sensitive to odors. The result is that the odors keep coming back and you have to spray again.

Other enzyme-based odor eliminators are not food-grade and contain both the enzymes and the bacteria that produce them. The bacteria are "stressed" or starved to produce the enzymes. However, when the product is applied, the "stressed" bacteria get "fed." They then stop producing the enzymes and the product stops working. These other products often take repeated applications and up to two weeks to work.

As long as it comes into direct contact with the odor source, PureAyre works immediately, meaning you don't have to wait for it to soak in and then dry. And because it breaks apart the molecular compounds causing the odors, it eliminates the odors permanently. PureAyre works on most pet stains, is completely safe for your pet, and works as a general purpose fabric and air freshener as well - all at an affordable price!

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Cassie3
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Mar 20, 2008

I have found that a Windex-sprayed paper towel wiped around the inside of the litter box (above the litter line, obviously) helps to keep the odor down. Even if you have only females, there is always some "splashback." Other than that, you just have to keep the boxes very clean and remember to scrape the bottom when you clean out the soiled litter. I have four cats and one of cats, Parker, is HUGE. I tried many different litter boxes and ended up getting a plastic storage container because it allows Parker enough room to at least turn around! The high sides always eliminate ANY spraying on my walls, floors, etc. That also really, really helped. I put a tiny step stool right beside it so the rest of the cats can get in and out easily. You might want to consider that since you have so many cats. Good luck!

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Cassie3
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Mar 21, 2008

Here's a follow-up to my previous answers: The Windex smell dissipates pretty quickly; none of my cats are bothered by it. In fact, I have one cat (Attila) who waits for me to clean the litter box in the morning so she can "go." She sits, patiently waiting for a clean can. ;-) She is very picky and wants that litter box fresh! The container is Rubbermaid Revelations, 66 quart size, in a sea green color. I got it at Target. It does have grooves, but they're not very deep and not a problem--I scrape the grooved areas, along with the rest. The Container Store carries lots of totally flat-bottomed storage containers, if you have that store in your area. Also, I put the top of the container on the bottom to catch loose litter; that works really well.

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