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Will Cat urine damage bulbs?

Posted by lilies_and_roses 1a (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 12:56

We have 2 indoor cats, but one of them is very persistent in getting outside. We have a beautiful bed in the front of the house where we plant tulip and daffodil bulbs every fall. It is a large bed topped with loose soil....very attractive to a cat. Our little escapee uses the bed as a litter box every chance she gets. Does anyone know if the bulbs will be damaged by cat urine? Can I expect blooms next spring?

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RE: Will Cat urine damage bulbs?

We had four cats that did the same thing. The only noticeable consequence was a change in the method used to weed the bed. The tulips always looked great. Our cats have all passed away and we miss them a lot, but even the most loving cat has some downsides. Al

RE: Will Cat urine damage bulbs?

Thanks for that post, I'm glad to hear that it looks like our bulbs will be OK! Although if our garden isn't graced with tulips and daffodils next spring I won't hold it against our cat.... she's just too cute to get mad at!

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