Why does my urine smell like cat pee? Dehydration. Not having enough fluid circulating in the body means the kidneys are more likely to hold onto water, yet release waste products. As a result, the urine may be more concentrated and smell like ammonia. If your urine is darker in color and you’re passing only small amounts of urine, you may be dehydrated.
How do I stop my urine from smelling like ammonia?
- Stay hydrated. Share on Pinterest Drinking water is a simple way to stay hydrated.
- Cut down on diet triggers. Anyone who consumes a lot of triggering foods can stop ammonia-smelling urine by cutting those foods out of their diet.
- Pass urine often.
- Stay clean.
What things smell like cat pee? Certain foods emit a smell similar to cat urine when they decompose, including fish, garlic, lima beans, asparagus, and broccoli. If spoiled food is the source of cat pee smell in your home, make an extra effort to use or dispose of foods before they spoil and add an odor-absorbing box of baking soda in the fridge.
What does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia? If you detect a hint of ammonia in your urine, it could be a sign of a urinary tract infection. The odor suggests that bacteria may be swimming around in your urinary system, most likely in your urethra, kidneys or bladder. Urine showing signs of a UTI also may be cloudy or even a bit bloody.