And then you have to deal with the smell of vinegar. Yuck!

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From: Susan Hoffman <>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

The vinegar and water solution is a great deodorizer all around.  Poop and 
pee.  But you have to saturate an area, let it soak awhile and then clean as 

--- On Sat, 12/17/11, Lee Evans <> wrote:

>From: Lee Evans <>
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors
>To: "" <>
>Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 6:38 PM
>Unfortunately more than a few of my rescues "think outside of the box" or are 
>cross-eyed or something when it comes to pooping.  Will the strong vinegar 
>solution work on Eau de Poop, a really unpleasant combination when another cat 
>comes along and douses the blob with a generous helping of Parfume de Piss?  I 
>don't much like the odor of vinegar either but it certainly has it all over 
>the air unfreshener the cats produce.  I have to admit it's not entirely their 
>fault.  I have been away from home to many hours since I and most of the cats 
>were forced to move to another county to save the cats from the horrid gestapo 
>of Animal Control, and the boxes are always a mess, so shame on me.  
>Hopefully  once I get the rest of the cats to the new place things will be 
>different. However until then I still don't want to inhale the stuff.
>From: Susan Hoffman <>
>Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:55 AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors
>We've actually done half vinegar and half water and yes it can be used on 
>We've actually incorporated the  vinegar and water into our weekly cleaning 
>sessions.  We fill spray bottles with vinegar and water and spray corners of 
>the rooms and cat trees and everything (hot spots, where cats do bad things) 
>and just spritz it all down and let it sit for 20 minutes or so before going 
>through the normal cleaning routine.
>After the vinegar and water soak we vaccuum and mop with Dr. Broners peppermit 
>liquid soap, and wipe down surfaces and all.  But the vinegar and water really 
>deals with odors well.
>I have not used it in the washing machine yet but I think I'll be trying that 
>very soon.
>For the record I have never liked the smell of vinegar.  But the vinegar smell 
>dissipates and it really does nutralize odors
>--- On Fri, 12/16/11, <> wrote:
>>From: <>
>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors
>>Date: Friday, December 16, 2011, 9:37 PM
>>When you use vinegar and water what is the measurements? Can it be used on 
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>>GRAS <> Date: Fri, December 16, 2011 7:31 pm To: 
>> White vinegar and water mixture is great to get 
>>cat pee smell out...where's the urine on? carpet, furniture, or just bedding? 
>>I also swear by X-O, it's available as an odor neutralizer and also 
>>cleaner/odor neutralizer. It smells great, comes in concentrated form, and 
>>you can dilute however you wish; can also be used as air freshener.
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