The best enzymatic cleaner for cat urine on hardwood floors

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The best enzymatic cleaner for cat urine on hardwood floors
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Cat urine odour is a stubborn problem that can make your home an unpleasant place to live. Home remedies may mask the problem for a short time, but they do little to eliminate the odour entirely. Hardwood floors can hold cat urine odour tenaciously, because the urine can sink into the wood, so removing the odour may take diligence. Many veterinarians recommend enzymatic odour removal products for effective relief of urine odour problems.

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Nature's Miracle

Nature's Miracle is an enzymatic odour remover available in pet stores, discount stores, and even supermarkets around the U.S. Nature's Miracle offers a range of products specially formulated for dogs, cats and even skunks. The product contains natural enzymes that are said to eliminate the bacteria that cause lingering odours in carpets, hardwood floors, furniture, clothing and other surfaces. Nature's Miracle is nontoxic and safe around children and pets. The product should be used full strength on problem areas where odours linger.


OdoBan is another enzymatic odour removal product. It comes in spray bottles and gallon containers, with eucalyptus and lavender scents. OdoBan should be used full strength and allowed to soak in for a short time for best results, according to website


Urine-Off is another enzymatic odour remover that can be used to treat hardwood floors holding cat urine smells. Urine-Off works with enzymes and specially adapted organisms that eat urine crystals and remove other components of urine. According to website Veterinary Practice News, Urine-Off is used by many veterinary practices to remove odours from their establishments.

Zero Odor

Zero Odor is said to work by seeking out pet odour molecules and changing them to molecules that are inoffensive. Zero Odor eliminates odours that are deeply embedded in carpets, furniture, and even hardwood floorboards. Zero Odor should not be used on people or pets.


With its distinctive name, Anti-Icky-Poo has bacterial ingredients that attack decaying organic matter, eliminating both odours and stains. Anti-Icky-Poo is available in a variety of sizes, and even in "kits" that come with a black light to help you find the urine spots.

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