Q: There is a dog at our dinner table. We have a rug with a down pad. He chopped down a few chairs and the wood is now black. Can I also use your products to remove old stains?
A: Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry for the trouble! To remove stains and/or odors from hardwood floors, you can use this simple solution:
1) Lightly spray the stained area with Urine Release Pre-Spray.
2) Sprinkle UrineOut Powder over the area and apply with applicator brush. This should "suck" and absorb urine from the area.
3) Sweep away the dry powder filled with urine. Repeat this process until the stain disappears.
4) After following the steps above to remove the urine, you must address the lingering odor and "smell".
5) You can spray No-More Sells! Apply deodorant directly to soiled area, allow to dry, and repeat if necessary.
6) Then we treat these areas with No-P! A burglary aid for the removal of fragrances from urine. No-P when spraying on soiled areas! Housebreaking Aid will eliminate the urine smell so pets don't litter the area again. Go here for detailed instructions.
I recommend you start with the Hard Surface Cleaning System II which includes a free Blacklight Odor Detector, click here for more info.
I promise, if you take my advice, call or write if you have any questions, you will be amazed at how well it removes stains and odors!
Remember, the difference is dry powder cleaning.
Q: Maddie, our indoor cat, has been sitting in her litter box for a while, but pees outside. After cleaning out the boxes, floor litter, dirty paper, etc., she continues to use the boxes. For just the past 2 weeks, instead of going into the room where the 3 litter boxes were, she has been in that room on the 2nd floor. We bought three new boxes, now a total of four, using Dr. which would otherwise attract trash and additives, we moved each box to a separate room, one in the hallway. She used the only box in the hall, just peed, and lost the box again. She also defecated several times on the carpet on the first floor. She has always behaved normally, eats well, grooms herself, and is very talkative because she is part Maine Coon. We figured she had an aversion to the old trash room, so we moved a litter box to the ground floor where she defecated. I'm not sure it would be wise to move the litter box to the oriental rug in the dining room. We also know she doesn't like covered litter boxes but was thinking about putting the lid on but cutting off the middle lid so the sides are taller and hopefully keep the pee in there. Any suggestions will be welcome.
A: Thank you for your information. I know how frustrating it can be when cats behave like this! Let's first look at some simple solutions to help with this problem.
Cats have a certain subtlety and purpose in everything they do. They are territorial animals. Cat marking behavior is normal and an important part of cat-to-cat communication. This helps establish boundaries and reassures the cat that the area is familiar. Territory marking involves spraying urine and depositing pheromones from glands located in the cat's body. Glands are located on the face, around the tail, and on the paw pads.
The most common behavior of cats rubbing their faces against objects is the release of facial pheromones, which indicate that the area is familiar and safe. The presence of facial pheromones has been shown to have a calming effect on cats.
Another common form of territorial marking, urine spraying, is usually caused by anything new in the cat's environment. If your cat can see or smell another cat outside, or if you've added new furniture or a new pet or person to the house, it may be enough for your cat to "spray" in an attempt to set boundaries.
Some cats will seek out the cleanest place they can find to pee. If they smell something bad in the litter box, especially another cat's urine, they'll go the opposite way to find a clean spot. Finding a clean area might just be a simple matter.
Did you know that the plastic in your litter box actually absorbs the urine smell in the plastic? This may cause the cat to avoid using the litter box. No matter how hard you try to clean it, you will never be able to get rid of all the "smell" left in the litter box. Cats are very sensitive to this.
It is highly recommended that you replace the litter box with a new one. Most veterinarians recommend changing them every 4 to 6 months. Anyone who has shared this information with us has been amazed at how effective it is at getting cats to use the litter box again. At PlanetUrine.com, we are committed to helping you until this issue is resolved!
Q: My whole house smells like urine. It's saturated on hardwood floors. I don't know how to get my dog to pee on the street
A: Thank you for reaching out to us about his question. I know how frustrating it is to have a male dog pee like this, but don't worry, your problems with him will be over soon!
Did you happen to read about PU Housetraining Wrapper Belly Bands? Your behavior is exactly what they should avoid. Without a doubt, this is the best and fastest way to train a male dog for this behavior.
EuropePU Housetraining Abdominal Belt, they themselves will teach you how to do business outside, period! Especially for dogs that leave the house but still go about their business indoors.
Also, when you train a dog outdoors to only go to number 1, you are simultaneously teaching him to go to number 2 in the same area."Where there's pee, there's poop," as the saying goes. Click here for more information.
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Q: Our beloved cat urinates on baseboards and doors and any cloth items left on the floor. We have a litter box in the bathroom that she uses too. She pooped on our rugs and we have removed them all. She gets a lot of hugs and attention. Is she marking her territory? Why now, why so many? We have a very quiet house and their routines don't change much. help!
R: Oi Regina,
Thank you so much for contacting our animal behaviorists. I know how frustrating it can be when cats stop using the litter box! Let's first look at some simple solutions to help with this problem.
This can happen due to a medical problem. You need to have your veterinarian check for a urinary tract infection. This can cause the cat to have pain when urinating. Then they associate the pain with the sandbox and avoid using it. Then they go out and look for places to urinate, trying to "avoid" the pain. This is a big problem for them.
The fact that cats can be taught to relieve themselves in specific places allows us to keep them as pets. Many species of cats begin exhibiting this behavior as soon as they are able to self-destruct. However, where a cat defecates can be influenced by what it experiences. For a variety of possible reasons, the litter box does not provide an acceptable place to evacuate from the cat's perspective and may cause the cat to go to the toilet elsewhere. Therefore, it is important that you provide a litter box that meets your cat's needs so that he will love it and use it often. Most cat owners want to keep litter boxes out of the way to minimize odors and loose litter particles throughout the house. The trash can usually ends up in the basement, probably right next to the appliances, on the cold, unfinished concrete floor. From a cat's point of view, this type of position may be undesirable. Adult cats new to the home may not remember where the box was originally located if the box is located in an area they seldom frequent.
Second, if the oven or washer/dryer were suddenly turned on, cats could be startled by the box, which could be the last time they have such a scary experience! Finally, some cats like to scratch the surfaces around the litter box and may be offended by the cold concrete floor. So you may have to compromise. The box should be placed somewhere that provides both privacy and convenience to the cat. If you keep the box in a cupboard, make sure the doors on both sides are open to prevent your cat from getting trapped inside or out. If the box is on a slippery, slippery, or cold surface, consider placing a small pad under the box.
Cats have a certain subtlety and purpose in everything they do. They are territorial animals. Cat marking behavior is normal and an important part of cat-to-cat communication. This helps establish boundaries and reassures the cat that the area is familiar. Territory marking involves spraying urine and depositing pheromones from glands located in the cat's body. Another common form of territorial marking, urine spraying, is usually caused by anything new in the cat's environment. If your cat can see or smell another cat outside, or if you've added new furniture or new pets or people to the house, it may be enough for your cat to "spray" in an attempt to set boundaries.
Also, did you know that the plastic in your litter box actually absorbs the urine smell in the plastic? This can also cause the cat to avoid using the litter box. No matter how hard you try to clean it, you will never be able to get rid of all the "smell" left in the litter box. Cats are very sensitive to this.
It is highly recommended that you replace the litter box with a new one. Most veterinarians recommend changing them every 4 to 6 months. Anyone who has shared this information with us has been amazed at how effective it is at getting cats to use the litter box again.
Also, it is important to use a type of litter specifically designed to attract your cat into the litter box. You should read about Dr. Elsiecat attracts litter.Click herelearn more.
Here are some great resources that have helped many frustrated cat owners."How to Get Your Cat Back in the Litter Box". Click here.
Estimated to urinate in the same area:
1) Thoroughly clean the area with ourPO urinecleaning process. This allows you to remove the urine.
2) Spray the areas so they smell badNot P! Cleaning assistant.No-P when spraying on soiled areas! Housebreaking Aid will eliminate the "smell" of urine to prevent repeated urination in the area.
For more information, click here.
3) putCatScram Ultrasonic Indoor Training Aidin areas you want to avoid. Finally, a great home training aid to help keep cats from making a mess around the house and in unwanted areas! ! Great for keeping cats off countertops and upholstery. For more details on the CatScram Ultrasonic Indoor Training Aid, click here.
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Just follow our simpleYou can get the same results as our experts when it comes to removing urine stains and/or odors.
At PlanetUrine.com, we are committed to helping you until this issue is resolved!