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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2016, 12:03 PM
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If your neighbour is claiming that the smell is giving her an asthma attack, she's full of it. People get asthma attacks from proteins, or pollens, or chemicals, or spores. Not from odours. I have asthma and I've never had an attack from even the worst odours, not even bad outhouses on camping trips.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Mm. This is good to know. Meantime, I haven't had any further problems with her. Y'know, she SMOKES. Could THAT be a contributing factor?! Anyway, I'm inviting my LL over when he gets home from a trip.

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This woman has asthma and she smokes! Good grief. She needs her head examined. It sounds like you live next door to a drama queen. I agree with Naliajuk, no way would smelling a litter box in the next apartment trigger an asthma attack. If you were using very, very dusty litter AND your next door neighbor scooped and cleaned your litter boxes, that might trigger an asthma attack...but not simply a bit of odor (and any odor worth discussing likely doesn't even exist in your case).

My daughter has asthma. She most definitely does not smoke. Indeed, she can't be with 20 feet of someone who is smoking. However, my daughter has a cat. That has never caused any issues with her asthma (even though she does the scooping!).

Hopefully, your neighbor won't give you any further trouble.
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Mm. This is good to know. Meantime, I haven't had any further problems with her. Y'know, she SMOKES. Could THAT be a contributing factor?! Anyway, I'm inviting my LL over when he gets home from a trip.
She smokes? Well no, of COURSE that can't possibly be the reason! ..(sarcasm)
Smoke of any kind used to set off my asthma. That (and bad outhouses) is why I don't camp any more.

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Well now we know she's full of it... since smoking has been identified as causing loss of smell, I seriously doubt her sense of smell is good enough to identify a litter box from a different apartment!
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One night it got below 0. There she was, outside, smoking. In shorts and a t-shirt.
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I wonder if she was smelling ammonia and was assuming it was coming from your place because you just happen to have a cat?
This reminds me that years ago, when I was pretty serious about distance running, I'd sometimes have the smell of ammonia in my nostrils after a very long or hard run that only I could smell.
It was explained to me that it was from the breakdown of ketones into acetate within the muscles, being exhaled through the lungs/nostrils. It's not too uncommon for people who do hard training (although not the best thing, a sign they're depleted in water, electrolytes and carbohydrates). In a sedentary smoker like your neighbour, it can likely be a sign of health problems. Not your problem, anyway. It's good you have her off your back.
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Agreeing with all of the previous posts here!

I recently stumbled upon "Littermint, Cat Box Deodorizer" in the catosphere. I haven't used it myself but it may be worth looking into.

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At 3 oz. for $10.95 (and you're supposed to use 1/4 cup), it better freshen MY bathroom, too. And my neighbor's.

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How do you use the pine litter? My friend used it but I could never figure out how to scoop it. The little pellets turn into sawdust which I can't scoop. I'd love to try something different in my cat's boxes. The cat smell isn't particularly bothersome but the dust is really irritating. I recently tried "Tidy Cats with Glade 4 in 1" and the perfume odor is overwhelming; I'm surprised the cats use it at all.

Freyja has used the walnut pellets in the past but randomly stopped one day so I switched her back to the tidy cats. Emily has been in a shelter using donated litter (constantly changing) so she's pretty easy to switch. I would put a lid on to decrease the perfume smell but I worry they won't use the box then. They already insist on only 1 box which they share (2 others sitting around barely used)
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