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does ammonia hurt cats

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My mother in law is spraying ammonia where she doesn't want my cats to go. I want to make sure she's not doing anything to hurt my cats. I couldn't find anything that says it's harmful to cats, just that their urine has ammonia in it.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Lori replied 10 years ago.

Well, to be honest, she is defeating the purpose of what she is trying to do. Ammonia will attract cats, not repell them. To a cat, ammonia or bleach smells like urine and they will continue to go where they smell the odor.

If she is trying to keep them out of a certain area outdoors, she would be better off getting a motion activated sprinkler system

these are very effective and safe for all animals.

Please let me know if I can help further.