There's a weird smell in my new apartment, and I know that the previous resident had a cat. If the odor was cat urine on the hardwood floors, what would it smell like?

strong stinky odor

24 Responses to “What does cat urine smell like?”

  • Jenny L:

    It stinks.
    Trust me.
    References :

  • twilight_princess:

    total Pi$$, its horriable and its a really strong smell
    References :

  • Lisa C:

    I think it smells a bit like ammonia.
    References :

  • ladybug_funk:

    strong stinky odor
    References :

  • Grouch:

    Oh man. Don't tell me you signed a lease!
    References :

  • Ms. S:

    Like very concentrated urine – think about your own, and imagine it much stronger.
    References :

  • WJ:

    It smells really bad. Kinda like a cross between skunk and ammonia
    References :

  • Leslie:

    More than likely an amonia type smell
    References :

  • Đά ҒĻдүд:

    Telling you it smells bad is one thing, but here is a link that may get you the answer you are looking for! Good luck!

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/51459/how_to_find_and_remove_cat_urine_odor.html
    References :

  • lilith:

    It a stench smell, like human pee only different.
    References :

  • Sassy:

    Most likely it would smell like ammonia… No matter where the urine is, it will smell strongly of ammonia.. Cat urine has a very distinct smell, and if left alone and not cleaned up, it will crystalize…… Ammonia will answer yer question… :-D
    References :

  • lovelylj:

    it could be a body in the walls that someone poured ammonia over it

    because it smells like ammonia
    References :

  • jmrob29:

    A strong odor of ammonia is what it closely resembles.

    To neutralize it try mopping the floors and wiping down the walls with a solution of vinegar and hot water – maybe 6 cups of vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar helps to neutralize the odor.

    If it still stinks you may need to have the landlord repaint your walls. That will help too.

    Good luck!
    References :

  • Max:

    WHY WOULD U SNIFF IT????
    References :

  • that one girl:

    like pee with a hint of ammonia.
    References :

  • davidcarllee:

    Ammonia
    References :

  • Terry Z:

    it smells like Ammonia.
    References :

  • Michael:

    Male cats spray .You can NOT get it out . Wash it scrub it , it wont go away and for that I hate cats .
    References :

  • sadie:

    pure ammonia, very piercing to your noise not as bad as a skunk but close. and you can not get it out. there is some stuff you can buy it is called skunk out, it might help but only for a while.
    References :

  • Phoebhart:

    strong ammonia smell and somethin else underlying it… stronger smell than dog pee or human pee.
    If you suspect cat urine leftover from the previous tenant, buy a "black light" and shine it in corners and the floors of your apartment. Cat urne will glow electric blue with "black light."
    When you find the spots, spray or soak them in a commercial cat stn and odor remover like "Nature's Miracle" ($8.00 a large bottle). That should take care of the odors.
    References :

  • J Leigh ♥:

    it smells awwwwful!!!!!!!!!
    References :

  • don n:

    It would smell sort of like a men's public restroom that was none too clean, even though the toilets had been flushed, only the smell would be more pungent. The smell might be disguised somewhat by efforts to use chemicals to kill the smell.
    References :

  • alc051001:

    Phoebhart is correct. A black light is a much more effective (and better smelling!) way to detect cat urine
    References :

  • SD:

    It's weird….I can't quite put a word on it… sort of sharp and ammonia like… you'll know it if you smell it. On wood floors, no less? Yuck!
    References :

Leave a Reply