Bounty Paper Towels / They smell like cat urine when wet!
I use Bounty paper towels in my kitchen, camper, pretty much anywhere, and have for years. I was filling up the water bowl for my cat and placed one between the bowl and the place mat beneath. The bowl was a bit wet when I put it down and I left the same paper towel under the bowl for about a week (with the water changed multiple times a day). My poor cat came into the kitchen and was feverishly smelling around the bowl and refused to stay near it. I immediately pulled up the bowl and smelled the paper towel beneath, which reeked of a smell identical to cat urine. Unfortunately the paper towel was staying wet from placing the same bowl on it each day. I knew my cat surely hadn't created the smell, but he was quick to let me know it was there. I immediately cleaned up the spot and replaced the paper towel (with the cheapest Walgreens brand, which is pretty much worthless) and cleaned the bowl. After filling it with fresh water and replacing it, my cat got a great big drink! Thank you, everyone, for posting these concerns. I thought I had truly lost my mind!!