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Treating Kennel and Cattery Odors


Kennels and Catteries, even when cleaned and disinfected on a frequent and regular basis, are subject to odors and conditions that do not respond well to over the counter odor control products. Even industrial strength odor control products have difficulty with urine odors and frequently contain chemicals that are dangerous to both pets and humans.

As you already know, bleach does not get rid of urine odors and when used on fresh urine can produce free chlorine gas (Cl2) which is a deadly poison gas for both animals and humans. It also produces a product call tri-halo methane which is a powerful cancer causing agent. Even the strongest and cheapest detergent " TSP" which we recommend for urine contamination clean up does not get rid of all of the urine odor.

Flushing the cages several times a day will help control the urine and feces odor if the cage pans drain properly and quickly. The problem is that the pans are often made of fiberglass which is some what pours. The urine gets into the pours and when it dries there, it bonds to the fiberglass and will not rise away ever.

The cage solution

We at OdorXit would like to offer a solution that is both safe and effective. Instead of trying to digest the odor causing urine by products with enzymes and bacteria, OdorXit neutralizes the bonded materials rendering them incapable of producing the ammonia and mercaptan gasses that are so objectionable. This process only needs to be done occasionally to neutralize the urea salt that bonds to new places on the pans. To control odors between uses of OdorXit Concentrate diluted OdorXit Magic can be sprayed on both the pans and walls behind the cages after they have dried to control the odors for days even weeks.

The only resulting problem you will have is that workers will be come careless hosing out the cages because there will be so little odor.

Concrete Floors

When treating bare concrete contaminated with urine and feces washing the area with nearly any detergent and rinsing with water. Then spray the area with with OdorXit diluted 1 ounce of OdorXit to 32 ounces of water.

In cases where the contamination has soaked deeply into the concrete, we have found that adding 1 or 2 ounce of carpet cleaning shampoo (those that contain surfactant) for each ounce of OdorXit concentrate in solution increases the penetration ability of the solution.

When using any product containing surfactants of any kind, be careful not to get them on your skin as they are capable of soaking right through your skin. That's why they are mentioned prominently on the warning labels. Finally, when using carpet shampoo with OdorXit, make up only what you can use immediately because the shampoo will slowly disable the OdorXit. Additionally, dogs and cats should not be exposed the surfactants either. If you do use products containing surfactants to get the odors under control be sure to wash and flush the area after the odors have been eliminated to get rid of the residuals.

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Cattery Cages

Cattery cages, show cages and play pens are areas that often suffer from strong odors including urine, feces, vomit, hair-balls and hormonal spray. By far, male hormonal spray is the most pungent and difficult to eliminate. OdorXit is fully capable of eliminating all of these odors, generally with only one application of OdorXit diluted 1ounce to 30 ounces of water. Catterys have an advantage over kennels because the kittens will use a litter pan if the pan is kept clean and accessable. In my many years of sharing my house with 1 to 12 cats at a time, there is one thing that I have found to be absolutly true. Cats hate clumping litter and it is really bad for kittens causing respritory problems. Standard unscented baked clay litter is better that any of the exotic stuff I have ever tried and incombination with OdorXit Products, there is no smell! I have personally witnessed cats walk away from a litter pan with clumps of litter on the surface and pee on the floor! More on litter boxes.

Spraying the bottom of litter pans before adding standard baked clay litter will eliminate the existing urine odor and prevent new odor from developing for days. Spraying the sides and lid of the pan with OdorXit Magic will absorb the excrement odors before the cat even smells them.

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It is prudent to not let pets, especially small breeds and the very young, lay in cleaning, disinfectant and odor elimination products of any kind. Even though the warning classification for OdorXit is extremely mild compared to cleaning and disinfectant products commonly used in kennels and catteries, do not let pets lay in OdorXit solution and most certainly not lay in solution containing surfactants.


If you insist on using chlorine products to "clean" and "disinfect" areas contamintated with urine,
  1. Do not use any chlorine bleach or chlorine product in combination with or in the presence of any ammonia product. Free chlorine gas is released! It is poison! This include all decomposing urine. It produces ammonia gas.
  2. Use liquid chlorine pool shock. It has a higher concentration of chlorine and does not have all the products to whiten and brighten your cloths.
  3. Flooding the contaminated area with any water based product will dissolve some of the urine residue and spread it around, making the contaminated area larger than it was when you started. Use the minimum amount of water in your cleanup effort and use a wet/dry vac or mop to pick up the water to reduce the problem.
  4. Wait until any chlorine product has completely dried before applying OdorXit. Chlorine and oxygen based bleaching products will disable OdorXit.

OdorXit concentration for flooring applications should be 1:30 or 4 ounces per gallon. The concentration is less important than getting the solution in contact with all of the wet and/or dried urine. OdorXit Concentrate should never be used undiluted!!

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