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How Cat Urine and Feces Can Affect your Health

How Ammonia from Cat Urine and Feces Can Affect Your Health


Exposure to cat urine and feces are some of the most dangerous bio-hazard situations that a homeowner can face. Cleaning these liquids can be as essential and hard as cleaning blood. A broad range of health hazards occur when homeowners ignore pet urine and feces cleanup. The general health of the inhabitants of a home may worsen causing infections, illnesses, and mortality in serious instances.

Hazards Associated with Cat Urine and Feces

Cat urine and feces are definitely dangerous for you. Cat feces can trigger a severe human disease called toxoplasmosis. In the first several weeks, exposure to the parasite referred as Toxoplasma gondii can trigger flu-like signs. Once the parasite grows, a range of other neurological diseases, damaging consequences such as brain inflammation, and effects on the heart, liver, eyes and ears may also occur. 

Another disease that you can suffer from after exposure to cat urine or feces is called cryptosporidiosis. This causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and a host of other problems. Like toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis can influence both cats and humans. Cryptosporidiosis, like most zoonotic diseases, has the greatest effect on those with poor immune health.

Urine of all species includes unhealthy quantities of ammonia. While ammonia is discovered in different cleaning agents and industrial products, the emission is generally of a regulated type. For several days, litter boxes that are open and soiled with cat urine may generate a mild health concern. Exposure to large quantities of extremely focused quantities of ammonia in urine, particularly in cat urine, may trigger respiratory diseases as well as inflammation of the skin and eyes.

As the urine evaporates in its gaseous state, water is dispelled. As a result, the air can be contaminated by toxic fumes which can cause a number of problems to one’s airways.

Of course, if you already have pre-existing respiratory issues or a weakened immune system, you are more likely to develop health issues caused by cat feces and urine.


If you’re not careful enough, animal waste can easily be accumulated. This is extremely hazardous and should be dealt with immediately especially if you have more cats than you can count. You should contact a service to help with this hoarding cleanup as it won’t be possible to do on your own. Duval County Hoarding can help you or your loved one with their hoarding problems. From clutter removal to cleaning out toxic waste, we handle all hoarding situations, small or big. We are the leading company in hoarding removal, maintaining strict principles and a genuine desire to help people get their lives back on track. We understand the difficulty hoarding poses and the risk it has for your health which is why we offer as much help as possible.