I get so many awesome questions left in the comment section of this blog on a weekly basis. They’re mostly all related to cat urine in some form, as you might imagine.
The latest one was about the health effects of breathing cat urine, more specifically if it’s possible for cat urine to cause headaches.
If you’re wondering if cat urine can cause headaches — unfortunately, the answer is a resounding “yes” — and in this blog post I will tell you all about it and also suggest some solutions for getting rid of the inappropriate cat urine behavior your cat is displaying permanently.
Why Does Cat Urine Cause Headaches?
Like human urine, cat urine is mostly made up of water. However, there are also certain chemical compounds present. One of these is ammonia.
It’s because of the ammonia found in cat urine you’re experiencing headaches — and not only does it lead to headaches but can irritate the throat, nose, and eyes as well. The extreme cat urine odor can lead to a tough headache mainly in people with sensory issues.
You’ve probably heard of the word ammonia before.
It’s a very common chemical in most mainstream cleaning products. Like the ammonia found in cleaning bottles, the concentrated ammonia found in cat urine causes an extreme odor.
In most cases, the ammonia found in cat urine is not something to be afraid of. However, prolonged exposure to it might cause mild to severe health effects such as headaches and asthma attacks.
When to Start Worrying
As long as you clean the litter box often, and don’t have a cat that leaves urine marks all over the house — you shouldn’t have to worry about the ammonia causing health problems like headaches.
My Proposed Solution
If you’re looking for a more permanent way to get your cat to stop spraying — which I recommend most of my blog readers to do — give Cat Spray Stop a try. Created by Susan Westinghouse, a vet and cat specialist, Cat Spray Stop is an all-encompassing guide designed to help you stop cat spraying in your home in as little as 30 days using a unique method called the TTS method.
I have tried it with great results, and have also published a review of Cat Spray Stop over here. Good luck!
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