Over the weekend I took my niece to the science center here in the city. She stumbled upon a very interesting fact about cats that I thought that I would share. I found this fact in the bathroom stall of the science center of all places.
A cat's urine glows under black light.
This fact is a perfect segway into a question that a customer e-mailed me on Monday which motivated further on-line research on my end.
A cat's urine is one of the worst smells, especially aged cat urine. Very often we can't see these stains with the naked eye which is where the portable black light, purchased at most hardware stores, comes in hand. The black light will visibly detect stains missed by the naked eye.
The customer was inquiring as to why a cat's urine smelt worse than a dog's. Cat's don't drink as much water as dogs, therefore, their urine is more concentrated. In general urine is made up of bacterial strains. Cats detoxify the most through their urine in comparison to dogs, therefore, the concentration in bacteria causes the pungent odor.
The second part of the customer's question was if whether or not I had any specific recommendations for cleaners, which unfortunately, I don't have, however, what consumers should look for is a formula specifically designed for removing pet urine stains. Regular house hold cleaners will just remove the moisture, however, the bacteria will still be present, therefore, the smell will still live in the area. Overtime the aged bacteria will create a stale, even worse smell around the living area if not treated with proper cleaners.
Luv Sheila & Freedom originally posted on petwellbeing.com blog