Why is the smell of cat urine so strong & how can I get rid of it?
Cat urine odour comes from the uric acid crystals that forms three or more days after the cat urinates.
“Cats [also] have much more concentrated urine than dogs,” veterinarian Dr.Justine Lee writes on her website (drjustinelee.com). “The normal concentration of urine is based on specific gravity…which measures the density of a liquid…. Normal cat urine specific gravity is greater than 1.040, while a dog’s specific gravity is normally 1.025 to 1.040…. What it boils down to is that dogs have much more dilute urine, which means it is less foul, less concentrated, and less yellow in colour than cats’.”
Dr. Lee adds that the reason cats have concentrated urine is because they were originally desert animals with little access to water. “They have a very long ‘loop of Henle’, the part of the kidney that results in filtration and concentration,” she explains. “It’s so good at squeezing every last drop of absorbable water out that it makes the urine smell quite foul. Cats absorb a large amount of water from their urine to maintain their hydration, which also explains why you hardly ever see them drink – they’re so effective at concentrating.”
Effective urine odour removal
There are a lot of products on the market claim to get rid of smells of all kinds, including urine odours, but many of them contain toxic synthetic fragrances that can cause or exacerbate sensitivities in both people and cats. As well, a strong artificial perfume sprayed in or around the litter box may actually make the whole situation worse by driving the cat away from the tray.
“One safe, non-toxic way to remove odours from litter boxes is to use a enzyme-based clearner such as urineFREE. “urineFREE formulation of bacteria and enzymes essentially eats up all the components of urine (urea, urochrome and uric acid crystals) which retain the odour, eliminating the stain and odour for good” says Ted Fritz, Managing Director or Start Bio Solutions, the makers of urineFREE.
There’s no denying that cat pee has a powerful and persistent smell. But this non-toxic solution mean you can eliminate the urine problem without resorting to masking fragrances or other chemicals.
Source: Animal Wellness
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Some general cleaners can remove the water soluble components of urine (urea and urochrome) but leave behind the non-soluble uric acid crystals that retain the odour and stain. These crystals attach to surfaces and are very difficult to dislodge. Any humidity or dampness will trigger the dormant crystals bringing back the odour.
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