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Why does my pee, smell like cat pee?

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Created May 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Well, why does it suddenly smell like cat pee?

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683 · May 21, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Why is there a comma in the middle of that title?

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7275 · May 21, 2012 at 3:13 AM

It was definitely abrupt. And I would say the "don't be silly" is rude.

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1191 · May 20, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Don't be silly. Face to face I doubt you would have thought this as being rude. Online posts can look absent of emotions, rude, etc. but that doesn't mean they are.

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5853 · May 20, 2012 at 4:57 PM

When i eat lamb kidneys i always think that my urine smells more uric after. Maybe its in my head only.

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5853 · May 20, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Perhaps sulfur does this? Like cabbage, onions etc?

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Who says I'm offended? Was just wondering if you were always this rude....

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10184 · May 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

With all the rest of the information, I'll guess your meat-adapted gut flora did it with the carbs you binged on.

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1191 · May 20, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Are you always that easily offended?

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Good morning to you too! Are you always that friendly?

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1191 · May 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Your binge probably is why. Case closed. Next kitty.

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 7:21 AM

You think someone, put something in my drink? Like a cat, perhaps? ;)

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Then please explain to me, why this happened today. I usually eat loads more protein, on any given day. Doesn't make sense.....

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 7:16 AM

No. Had little amount of protein. I mean, not as much as I usually eat on any given day. What I ate was an egg, couple of slices of bacon, kelp salad with a couple of shrimps and pieces of chicken and some fish and a load of cabbage for dinner, small apple for dessert.

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Ammonia smells like ammonia and cat pee smells like cat pee.... To me it's to totally different smells... If my pee smelled like ammonia than my question would have been 'why does my pee smell like ammonina' wouldn't it? But it doesn't smell like ammonia, it smells like cat pee! :)

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Did you ask me this before? Well, someone did and no, I haven't been eating asparagus and asparagus pee smells different than this cat pee smell....

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Not pregnant!!!

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7275 · May 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM

My experience with cats, rodents, dogs, and humans is that there is a larger difference between species than within a species. There is more to urine than ammonia.

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3280 · May 20, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Did you eat a cat? I think technically, they are considered Paleo.

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900 · May 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM

????????? Cat pee can smell quite different from cat to cat, male, female, neutered, intact, diet, dehydration or not, etc. The only difference to human urine is it smells more of ammonia than ours. You would have to be more specific. "Cat pee" to us means "ammonia".

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I just noticed a strong smell of cat pee. And it definitely is my own pee.

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I do take supplements but haven't added any new ones recently.....

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7275 · May 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Are you taking any supplements? How long or how often does it smell like cat urine? I sort of remember having that problem for a little while, too, but I can't remember right now.

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

But it doesn't smell of ammonia. It smells of cat pee.....

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Nope, no asparagus for me today. I should be so lucky!

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Nope.... It's really my pee that smells soooooo baaaad!

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I know that the use of excess protein gives the smell of ammonia. And no, it really smells disgustingly of cat pee.....

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6087 · May 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Does it smell like ammonia?

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Not that I'm aware of..... >^..^<

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5904 · May 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Are you a cat?.

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Well, the funny thing is that I was eating VLC but I've fallen of the wagon and had huge, and I mean HUGE amounts of carbs yesterday. I'm definitely out of ketosis, had probably over 300grams of carbs! Checked with Ketostix: stick said no ketosis....

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10184 · May 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Amines from protein digestion. Eat like kitty, pee like kitty.

Hello?

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10184 · May 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM

With all the rest of the information, I'll guess your meat-adapted gut flora did it with the carbs you binged on.

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Then please explain to me, why this happened today. I usually eat loads more protein, on any given day. Doesn't make sense.....

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4181 · May 19, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Is your cat's box in your bathroom?

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Nope.... It's really my pee that smells soooooo baaaad!

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925 · May 20, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Have you been eating asparagus?

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Did you ask me this before? Well, someone did and no, I haven't been eating asparagus and asparagus pee smells different than this cat pee smell....

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6087 · May 20, 2012 at 1:38 AM

The fact that you had just binged on carbs on a previously VLC diet suggests that the smell is of bacterial origin. I'd be willing to bet it is only a short term effect of a rapidly altered gut flora.

If you feel the need to binge, you should realize that VLC is probably not comfortably sustainable in the long-term. I would strongly recommend incorporating some sugars into your diet.

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32518 · May 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Are you pregnant, perchance?

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Not pregnant!!!

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100 · May 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Did you eat asparagus?

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Nope, no asparagus for me today. I should be so lucky!

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7275 · May 21, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Apparently the thing in cat urine that makes it smell of cat urine is 3-mercapto-3-methylbutan-1-ol (MMB). You must have either eaten a food that breaks down to make that, or bacteria in your gut made it. I'm not sure what its precursors could be or how it can be synthesized.

Edit: It looks like it's found in raw onions, so maybe you ate a lot of undercooked onions that day... Or, you ate onions along with a lot of food and didn't digest the onions well enough, so the MMB didn't get properly broken down.

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0 · May 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I do not know if our urine is made of the chemicals as Cat urine which consists of mainly three parts. Urea makes the urine sticky and allows the other two parts to stick around. Urochrome gives the urine its ugly yellow color that stains carpets, furniture, the wall and anything the cat sprays or urinates on. The third main part of the urine is Uric Acid. Uric acid in the urine consists of salts and crystals that give off the extremely pungent odor creating a gaseous state that attaches to positive ions floating in the air. Each of these ions has a positive electrical charge because it is missing an electron.

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2297 · May 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Starting 5 months ago my urine has started having an odor to it, and also is a little darker than before. What's interesting is that I'm able to tell what I ate previously by the odor of my urine, i.e. if I had beef, it smells a little beefy, pumpkins give it a little pumpkin odor. When you say cat pee, what does it really smell like, protein? beef? a certain vegetable? potatoes?

Kind of strange, but I just live with it.

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5853 · May 20, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Did you eat any offal?

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5853 · May 20, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Perhaps sulfur does this? Like cabbage, onions etc?

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 7:16 AM

No. Had little amount of protein. I mean, not as much as I usually eat on any given day. What I ate was an egg, couple of slices of bacon, kelp salad with a couple of shrimps and pieces of chicken and some fish and a load of cabbage for dinner, small apple for dessert.

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5853 · May 20, 2012 at 4:57 PM

When i eat lamb kidneys i always think that my urine smells more uric after. Maybe its in my head only.

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900 · May 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM

If you google "urine smells like ammonia" you will come up with a long list of reasons, from slight dehydration to severe illnesses, so take your pick and go see a doctor if it's not gone by tomorrow.

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900 · May 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM

????????? Cat pee can smell quite different from cat to cat, male, female, neutered, intact, diet, dehydration or not, etc. The only difference to human urine is it smells more of ammonia than ours. You would have to be more specific. "Cat pee" to us means "ammonia".

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM

But it doesn't smell of ammonia. It smells of cat pee.....

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393 · May 20, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Ammonia smells like ammonia and cat pee smells like cat pee.... To me it's to totally different smells... If my pee smelled like ammonia than my question would have been 'why does my pee smell like ammonina' wouldn't it? But it doesn't smell like ammonia, it smells like cat pee! :)

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7275 · May 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM

My experience with cats, rodents, dogs, and humans is that there is a larger difference between species than within a species. There is more to urine than ammonia.

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195 · May 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Are you eating low carb? Whats your diet like? You're probably just in ketosis..

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393 · May 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Well, the funny thing is that I was eating VLC but I've fallen of the wagon and had huge, and I mean HUGE amounts of carbs yesterday. I'm definitely out of ketosis, had probably over 300grams of carbs! Checked with Ketostix: stick said no ketosis....

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