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Can breathing/living with dog urine affect human health

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My Mother has been diagnosed COPD (she has never smoked), and Father has been diagnosed with wet-macular degeration (left eye deteriorating quickly). Their home is full of dog urine & feces, and we can't get them to clean much or take the dog outside. Does this add to their illness?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  IG Momma replied 9 years ago.
Yes, the ammonia in the urine can cause many health problems, including the ones you've mentioned and many more, and the bacteria that would thrive in an enviorment full of urine and feces can also cause many health problems.