Cat ownership comes with a lot of perks, but also tons of fur, dander, and dirt. Today, we wanted to share a few cleaning tips for cat owners.
Although felines spend most of their waking life grooming, which makes them pretty clean animals, they still can create a huge mess around the house.
Keeping your home clean is essential for both your health and your cat’s well-being.
If you are trying to figure out how to manage the chaos and preserve your peace of mind, here are a few tips on keeping your home clean.
Taking Care of the Mess
When you own a cat, spillages, dust, and floors covered with pet hair are not something unusual.
Although you can’t completely prevent stains and everyday dirt, you can make domestic cleaning a little bit easier.
With the right products and approach, you can avoid any permanent damage to your carpeting, upholstery, and other surfaces.
•Regular maintenance – keep the dander, dust, and pet hair at bay by vacuuming at least once a week. Keep in mind that vacuum cleaners not only collect particles but also spread allergens and pollute the indoors air. It’s recommendable to use an appliance with HEPA filters.
•Remove the pet hair from your upholstery – to win the battle with the pet hair you need a large number of lint rollers. These can be expensive and inconvenient, especially when cleaning the furniture. A rubber glove is a quick and easy fix. Plus, it’s more efficient because you can wipe up the surface right away, wash the glove and then use it again.
Cleaning the Though Stains
Conventional cleaners may be effective against persistent stains, but they also contain volatile ingredients that may be hazardous for your feline.
Pick a safe and pet-friendly alternative. Eco-friendly ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda can help you clear away most types of stains.
For urine spots, use enzyme-based cleaning products.
If your cat is urinating indoors, this may be a sign of a health issue, usually diabetes, kidney, or urinary infections.
In this case, you need to consult with your vet. Of course, it may also be related to some behavioral reasons like new surroundings, litter box aversion, or new pets.
Punishment is not the answer, as it will make your furry friend more unsettled. Be patient and find a solution for the particular situation.
Take Precautionary Measures
The best way to maintain a clean home is by preventing messes in the first place.
•Brush your cat frequently – bathing your pet too often can irritate their skin and can be harmful to your furry friend. Instead, brush and comb daily or weekly to remove the excess dead hair and dander. This will minimize the amount of residue lying around your home.
•Stain-proof their eating zone – the area where your feline takes a snack can get really dirty. Put a cloth or paper under the bowls with water and food to preserve the floor spotless.
•Pay attention to the kitty litter– place the kitty litter box in an area with less foot traffic. Otherwise, the crunchy litter particles will get dispersed all over your home.
Keeping up with your kitty may be hard sometimes, but with the right approach, cleaning products, and these cleaning tips for cat owners you will be able to keep your home clean.
Wednesday 15th of August 2018
House can be a mess with cats, but trying your best effort to prevent it really does work in the long run
Friday 21st of April 2017
Peek-a-boo. Those cats in the boots are so cute. Great picture. Cat hair is a huge problem in my house. Just one cat, but lots of hair.
Saturday 4th of June 2016
We have two cats and two dogs. Cleaning is a constant battle with all of the hair! Thank you for the tips. :)
Wednesday 2nd of March 2016
Yes the litter box does make a mess.I wish there was some way to stop that!