We've had our eight-week-old Labrador for a few days and he's developed a bad habit: he won't pee while we're outside in the garden (sometimes for over an hour) but the moment he comes in he goes to one part of the kitchen and pees there. How can we make him realise that he's got it the wrong way around? [more inside]
10 y/o female cat. She's urinated on the bed twice before, but never when we were in it. Now it's happened with us IN THE BED twice in the course of three days. What the hell do we do, and what the hell does this mean? [more inside]
They threw two gallons of saved up, putrid urine on the front of my house, getting half a gallon on my roof and some under the eaves. Police were called. I cleaned the best I could. The smell was nightmarish. This was in the spring. We are now into the fall and the smell returns when it rains. I've had three sinus infections since this happened, after not having a sinus infection for years. Could this be related? Is old urine soaked into my roof dangerous to my health?
On Tuesday, my cousin's dog let forth a deluge of pee on my feet. It was LOTS of pee. I was wearing my favorite leather sandals (very similar to these). While I cleaned off my feet, my cousin cleaned my sandals with a wet towel (no soap). I had to wear them the rest of the day, before I traveled home on Wednesday. I feel kind of icky at the prospect of wearing them again. How should I clean them?
Because of Reasons, Mr. Blues and I rented an apartment sight-unseen. We moved in last week. It is generally quite nice, but the balcony/deck absolutely reeks of urine. Evidently a previous tenant seriously neglected her dogs (and potentially cats? it smells like cat pee to me) and they used the balcony as a bathroom. It absolutely reeks. How can we and or the management company fix this? [more inside]
If you smoke a cigarette that you peed on the night before (dried out now), will it make you sick? (like more sick than just usual smoking risk)?
Is "tee-tee" for urination a regional or ethnic thing? [more inside]
We recently discovered that my cat has been peeing consistently on the carpeted floor behind a bookcase in our rental apartment. The bookcase is ruined, but what can we do about the carpet to keep our security deposit bleeding to a minimum? [more inside]
What's to be done about a healthy, happy adult cat who just started peeing on my bed? [more inside]
I am renting a house with nice, very old wooden floors, and I just discovered a 20" square dog-urine stain under a box I had on the floor. For some reason, it never smelled until I moved the box, so it may have been there for a long time. It has clearly soaked the wood. I'm extremely embarrassed. What are my options? I've read an earlier askme post where the conclusions are basically that replacing the floorboards is the only option. But it might have only been there for a day - is there anything I can try first, in case I can clean it up myself before it turns into a huge expense? I've done a bit of searching and found some testimonials about covering with hydrogen peroxide soaked rags. Is that worth a try?
What couches are good to clean urine out of? [more inside]
A week before my former roommate moved out her dog came into heat, resulting in my own ankle biter marking everything he could hike his little leg at. Apparently in his haze of lust he decided that bathing the house in stink would boost his chances of getting a bit of action. Defiled items include the back of my couch, my box spring and the linoleum in the kitchen (where I keep him penned up when I'm out). Also some bedding and other small items I'm comfortable throwing away instead of trying to clean. Next week I'm moving to another property under the same management and hoping to get back most of my deposits (as well as keeping in the landlord's good grace) by getting the house as minty fresh as possible before I turn in the key. I'm looking for some low budget recommendations on getting the stench out. I would prefer they be methods that you've used with success, so if I have further questions I can actually discuss it with someone who has experience with the specific method. [more inside]
Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test? I quit smoking marijuana ~25 days ago. Before quitting I smoked once or twice everyday. I ordered some dipstick drug test off the internet and started testing my urine after 5 days of not smoking. About 7 days ago the tests started coming up negative. I'd like to get this confirmed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Can I ask my primary care physician for a prescription for one? If I do, will he get the results and report them to my insurance company? [more inside]
Are there any plants that will actually thrive from regular doses of cat urine? And that would grow in pots outdoors in Western Oregon? [more inside]
Ok. I can't believe I'm even asking this question, but here goes: How does a woman effectively wipe "front to back" after urinating? [more inside]
My flower bed gets full sun in Summer, full shade in Winter, and plenty of dog pee. What can I plant? [more inside]
What effect would a human peeing on a bobcat trap have on the efficacy of the trap. Would it tend to repel the bobcat, attract it, or neither?
OK, weird question this week, but I have wondered about this for a while. I've noticed in public bathrooms there are a lot of men who either 1) spit in the urinal continuously while peeing or 2) keep pulling the flush handle while standing there pissing or 3) do both of these at the same time. I'm sure there are multiple reasons for why to do this, but I am curious as to your speculations about why they are doing it. Is the spitting some way of being macho? Is the constant flushing some way of disposing that which is "dirty"? the "normative" behavior is to piss and then flush, so why this variant (which also wastes a lot of water BTW)? Why the combination of both spitting and flushing? I think we may reveal something about male psychology or social ideology here.
Warning: this question involves icky bodily fluids. Read at your own peril. My (now adult) autistic son if fine with using the bathroom unprompted on his own, but I have one recurring issue for which there must be a solution. [more inside]
How to remove cat urine from a dry-clean only suit? [more inside]
Urine (pet) saturated carpets in our new apartment. Merely cosmetic? Or is this an un-sanitary living condition? [more inside]
My dog has started urinating out of control from time to time. What's wrong with her? [more inside]
Is it alright to piss in a wetsuit in the sea? [more inside]
I'm out of ideas - help me convince my cat that the litterbox is a good place to be. Long explanation with as many details as I can think of inside. [more inside]
What can I do to clean up cat piss and stop a tom from coming in and spraying? Tell me about products you can buy in the UK which work. [more inside]
Smelly urine with no pain - recurrent cystitis? What should I do? [more inside]
Over the weekend, one of my cats managed to destroy two TFT monitors. How do I protect the replacements from a similar fate? [more inside]
Need advice for getting urine (and other?) out of carpet for blacklight inspection by landlord!! [more inside]
How to make a litter box smell more like a garden? [more inside]
What happens when urine ferments? I am interested in the chemical formulas, health effects, and agricultural fertilizer applications. More specifically: one gallon of human urine stored for 7 days in a plastic milk jug at room temperature.
Apparently, 10-14% of the population get red/pink urine after eating beets and this effect is an indicator for potential iron metabolism issues. What are some other ways in which foods can diagnose health issues in non-obvious ways?
My 18 year old cat has blood in her pee, but the vet says she is fine. How can this be? [more inside]
Housesitting a stinky house... How to deal with the owners? [more inside]
Renter's nightmare: Just signed a one year lease for a fairly expensive condominium. Deposit and partial first month are paid, not moved in. When we went to do a pre-move cleanup this weekend, the place stank of dog urine. What now? Help! [more inside]
I just discovered that our cat has been urinating on a nylon duffel bag our garage, a bag which contained our backpacking packs and a tent. Can any of it be saved? [more inside]
Grout sealants that will repel dog urine? [more inside]
Please help, I'm 21 and I have incontinence problems. [more inside]
Did one of my cats ruin my Tempurpedic pillow? [more inside]
When I urinate, where should I aim? [more inside]
What options can you suggest for replacing carpet in a "catbox room" with something moisture-resistant and easily cleaned? Some of the cats occasionally get confused and miss the boxes. The sub-floor is plywood. I've been thinking along the lines of the 2-part epoxy coating I applied to the concrete garage floor several years ago, but don't know if it works well on wood, which flexes. Flooring companies have pointed out problems with conventional floor coverings either absorbing or being etched by cat urine. The room has a wood-burning stove in it, so something that won't burst into flame if exposed to an occasional ember would be best. X/
I need advice on the topic of dog liver issues and nutrition for this kind of disease. YANMV , yes. Description of symptoms and test results as well as background follows. [more inside]
Can my beloved sneakers be saved from the uriney menace? [more inside]
What's that funny stuff floating in my pee, and is it related to this other issue? TMI inside. [more inside]
24 year old man and wetting my pants (well, sort of). [more inside]
Why does my pee smell like Cheerios? [more inside]
Is our peed-on mattress salvageable, or do we need to get a new one? [more inside]
I just had an offer for my absolute dream job at a large British bank in New York rescinded 2 days before I was to show up for work. I had signed all forms and passed the background check, but I came up as positive on the (gc-ms urine) drug test for - of all things - benzodiazepines. I have never taken a benzodiazepine and am posting anonymously so you know I have zero reason to lie. [more inside]
Recommend a blacklight for a party -- a cat pee finding party! [more inside]
De-stinkifying a house of cat smell--while the cats (and their not-so-hygenic owners) still live there. I found a place I want to live (cheap!), but all of the common areas smell very strongly of cat and litterbox. If I move in, are there any affordable measures I can take to return the place to tolerable freshness? Or should I find somewhere else to live? [more inside]
Yet another cat pee question. Bonus level of difficulty: multiple cats, culprit unknown. [more inside]