Pet Hormonal Spray Odor
Why do cats spray?
Both male and female neutered and whole cats and dogs will "mark" walls, floors, doors, door frames, window
frames, furniture and clothing with their scenting sprays. This is a means of
marking their territory against trespass by other animals and humans or simply
establishing their dominance over other animals in the house or apartment. Hormonal spray is
mixed with urine and ejected from the same area of the animal. It has a very heavy musk odor
which is very different and often much stronger that urine odor. Hormonal spray
areas are often difficult to find for several reasons. First, the effected areas
are usually very small, consisting of what looks like a slightly yellow
stain running down the wall and behind the shoe strip. Second, effected areas
on furniture and carpet are much harder to find because the stain is not easy to
If the affected area can not be visually spotted, the most effective way to
find the area is to completely air out the room and sniff around until you find
the specific area(s) that needs treatment. Another method that is sometimes
effective requires a darkened room (preferably at night) and a 12 or 18 inch
black florescent light (long wave UV only) or one of the Ultrabright UV LED flash lights offered on this site. Illuminate the walls and floor at
close range. The effected areas will sometimes (about 75%) but not always light up
bluish to yellowish green depending on the presence of florescent material in the
animals food and scent spray.
Preparing the affected area
Preparing the affected area before applying
OdorXit Concentrate is very important to successfully eliminating
the odor. Washing walls with a good spray-on cleaner , Spic N Span or
and using a plastic dish scrubber or brush then rinsing with a wet sponge or rag
will remove most of the surface material but will not remove the part that has
soaked into the wallboard, paneling or grout. This reduces the amount of
material that OdorXit must eliminate. Because scent sprays are so much
stronger than normal odors, one application of cleaner and OdorXit may
not completely eliminate the odor. The saving grace is that scent markings are
usually small. Therefor large quantities of even high concentration OdorXit are
not normally necessary. Again OdorXit must be allowed to soak into the affected
area for it to work. If the spray is on the wall, apply OdorXit to the entire
area, wetting the wall, the baseboard, and the area of the floor adjacent to the
wall (spray splashes).
If the spray is on a piece of furniture or carpet, have
the area professionally cleaned before applying OdorXit.
If the cleaning person will cooperate, add an ounce of OdorXit to his cleaning solution. It really helps!
OdorXit concentration for this application should be 1 to 1.5 ounces per 15 ounces of
water starting with the weaker solution.
DO NOT USE ODORXIT CONCENTRATE
UNDILUTED OR WITH LESS THAN 15 OUNCES OF WATER PER OUNCE OF ODORXIT
Many people believe that if a little will work well, a lot will work better.
In the case of OdorXit this is conditionally true, at least for scent spray odor
control. The down side to this is that the OdorXit smell often lingers for many
days. Spraying unscented ammonia diluted at least 1
part of ammonia to 4
parts of water on the area that is retaining the OdorXit smell will help a lot.
Again, more is not better!
OdorXit Magic is very fast and effective on scent spray, but it is
generally not a permanent solution to the problem requiring reapplication every
2 to 12 weeks.