Cat Urine Includes, But Is Not Limited, To Three Constituents
Cat Urine consists of mainly three parts: the Urea, the Urochrome, and Uric Acid. The Urea makes the urine sticky and allows the other two parts to remain for the unpleasant color and odor. The Urochrome gives the urine its ugly yellow color, which stains carpets, furniture, the walls, and anywhere the cat sprays or urinates. The third part, Uric acid, consists of salts and crystals that give off the pungent odor. Also, if the cat continues to urinate in the same area, the scent will continue to compound causing the entire house to overwhelm occupants with the offensive smell of cat urine.
Used cat litter contains several chemicals, such as ammonia, amines and mercaptans (thiols). These are discharged from cat urine and feces, which degrade in stages. During the first stage, ammonia is formed, then amines and mercaptans.