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Tag: 3 Cleaning Tips for Cat Owners

3 Cleaning Tips for Cat Owners

| October 14, 2015

3 Cleaning Tips for Cat Owners

Owning a cat comes with many perks, but the fur, dander and the dirt are not one of them. Maintaining a clean home can be a serious challenge with your feline friend around. Cats are experts at creating a mess. Keeping up with the playful and mischievous nature of your kitty can sometimes seem impossible. Spillages, muddy paws and urine stains are not unusual sight for most cat owners. Whatever the case, we have a solution. With these handy cleaning guides and advices, the persistent spills and spots are no longer a problem.

3 Cleaning Tips For Cat Owners

 

1. Take Care of The Fur

By now you are probably used to finding pet hair all around your home, from the floor to your upholstery furniture. Fur residue is not only unpleasant to look at, but it can also cause allergies and respiratory problems.   If you want to preserve your home clean and allergen-free, you need to get a quality vacuum cleaner. Regular appliances cannot get deep into the fibres and can even disperse more dust and pet hair. You should make vacuuming and cleaning the upholstery a habit. Collect the fur from the bed, chairs and blankets by using wet rubber glove. The squeegee is great tool for cleaning the carpets.

2. Urine Stains

There are many reasons why your kitty skips the litter box and urinates everywhere in your house. It may be due to health or behavioural issues. Your feline friend may have hard times adjusting to a new pet or a child or it simply protests against the dirty litter box. You should consult with your vet to find out why the cat doesn’t use its litter box.

In the meantime, if you notice a urine spot don’t worry. Tackle the spot while it is still wet. If the urine dries, it is harder to remove. Don’t rub the stain. Layer it with paper towels to soak the liquid and then pour cold water and bolt. The enzymes in the urine are the reason for the pesky smell and stain. Avoid using ammonia based products because they may enhance the “pet smell.”You can either use specialized cleaners or you can mix a green solution with 1 ½ cups of warm water and ½ of vinegar. Ensure that the spot is thoroughly cleaned. Cats have great sense of smell and can detect the odours even after long time. This means that they may be encouraged to use the area as toilet again.

3. Prevention

The best way to avoid the dirt and stains is by preventing them to occur. You should layer newspapers or a cloth in their food area. In this way they will not stain the flooring, while having a snack. Do the same with the litter box. This will help you to quickly collect the litter around the container. Groom often your cat to minimize the pet hair on your furniture and floor. Keep in mind that excessive fur loss may be a sign of a health problem.

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