The exact number is not known. The development of the Smell Squasher technology is a new to the pet industry and veterinary community. Until now, no one ever made a connection between ammonia exposure in the litter box and health issues in cats.
Since there were no previous studies on this connection, many hospital visits and illnesses were not reported or known to be caused by ammonia exposure. “Tens of thousands of cats are treated annually for these symptoms, but even worse is that many people do not bring their cat to the vet and assume these health issues are normal in cats,” said Dr. Karen Halligan DVM.

Lucy Pet has brought this technology to market and has been attending professional Veterinary conferences to share the findings that the symptoms in cats of ammonia exposure include:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Panting or weakness
  • Wet runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Trembling limbs
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Burns around the mouth
  • Dull, squinting eyes
  • Dull looking coat
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression
  • Convulsions
  • Difficulty breathing