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The Unpleasant Truth of Pet Odor: Cat and Dogs

The Unpleasant Truth of Pet Odor: Cat and Dogs

What happens when cat or pet urine goes undiscovered? 

Pet urine that goes undiscovered, can pose potential health risks or exacerbate pre-existing conditions like allergies or asthma.

Ammonia in animal urine not only causes an unpleasant odor but can cause breathing difficulties such as coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath.  

The lingering scent can also attract your pet to the same location, allowing for continued urination causing further damage to the surrounding area and beneath.

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Why is there still an odor after cleaning up a pet mess?

When urine is cleaned up, most cases, it is only cleaned up on the surface level, allowing for the remaining urine to seep into the carpet; concrete, wood-floor, and unsealed flooring.

The urine smell is not only detectable to you and visitors; but by the animal who left it.  The scent left behind attracts the pet back to this space, where they continue to urinate; causing damage to the area. 

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When is it time to call a professional? 

When the odor is lingering in the air noticeable to you and visitors, and most importantly, causing health concerns, it is best to contact a professional with experience in remediation of biological materials.  

Specialists will locate the problem area and come up with a detailed remediation plan that works for your situation and eliminate the odor.

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Remember: If the odor is detectable to you, it is likely detectable to them as well. The animal is less likely to urinate or continue urinating in a space where they cannot smell their scent. 

Maintaining a clean living space is the healthiest choice for you and your furry friends.  Most importantly, if you are experiencing respiratory issues and/or other health concerns due to animal urine or waste, contact a professional to help restore a healthy living environment.  

 

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