An idea on reducing litter tray odour in multi-cat households and saving money

Catio with outdoor toilet

One of the big problems in multi-cat homes is keeping down litter tray odours. Ideally you need one litter tray per cat plus one (Jackson Galaxy). Depending on the number of cats it can be quite a lot of work keeping the odours down. It might even be impossible, which is why my neighbours …

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Cat’s urine makes male mice more macho which is attractive to females

Tome and Jerry

There are two parts of this page. In the first part I described the results of this study back in 2008. In the second part I have revisited the study and described it again because I wasn’t happy with the first effort. I’m still not entirely happy but there it is. Cat’s urine smell …

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Tomcats advertise their fitness and prowess through the smell of their sprayed urine

Cat spraying

Female cats can be choosy in selecting a male and thereby procreate. She uses her courtship to select her favoured male or males. Males can impress females through the pungency of their urine. They are advertising their fitness and ability to procreate and create fit families through the smell of their urine. It’s remarkable …

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How do I get a urine sample from my cat?

Urine sample

Your veterinarian might ask you to take a urine sample from your cat because she shows signs of suffering from a disease such as cystitis or diabetes. A urine test will help diagnose these diseases. If you have one cat then the simplest way to collect a urine specimen is to remove most of …

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What is male cat spray made of?


However, the ‘active ingredients’ in respect of smell for marking purposes are a couple of unusual amino acids namely felinine and isovalthene which create the pungent smell and which degrade providing information about the presence of other cats.

Domestic Cat Urine Odor as Rodent Management Strategy in Crop Fields

The location: Tanzania. Summary: Researchers in Tanzania have decided that cat’s urine is potentially a much better rodent deterrent for farmers than the chemical that is currently used in Tanzania namely, zinc phosphate. Zinc phosphate is harmful to the environment and to all animals including animals which are not the target animals such as …

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