Top Cat Lover Tips For Keeping Home Hygienic

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Living with cats has it’s many advantages. We love sharing our homes with our much loved feline friends, but when it comes to sharing our homes with one or multiple cats, keeping our homes hygienic is definitely one of the biggest downsides. So with that in mind, here are our top tips for keeping your home pristine and clean whilst keeping your feline pets happy.

Keeping The Litter Clean

Keeping your cat litter clean is the obvious place to start as this can be the most unhygienic part of owning cats. Making sure you are constantly cleaning out your cat litter, on a daily basis, will ensure that your home isn’t housing any nasty germs. You will also want to invest in a good litter mat to make sure that your cat is not constantly moving around the litter when he needs to go to the toilet. This can really cause germs to spread, so a good litter mat will ensure the litter tray stays in place.

You may also want to invest in a couple of plug in air fresheners around the cat litter area to keep the area smelling fresh and clean. As cats are naturally very hygienic animals, keeping your litter tray clean not only keeps your home clean but will also keep your cat happy too.

Reduce Carpets

Carpets are a cat lover’s worst enemy as they can be incredibly difficult to clean with all the malting fur from your cat and they can also become very smelly over time too. Therefore wooden and tiled floors are a much better surface for people who love cats but who also want their homes to stay neat, tidy and smelling fresh.

Create A Dedicated Cat Area

Creating a dedicated cat area for your feline pets is a great way to try and contain most of your cat’s activity to just one main area in your home. This way, rather than your cats prowling, restlessly around your home, they will have one specific area when they can go when they want to play or rest. Filling an area with stimulating games and soft textures, for when they want some alone time, is a really good way to create an area that your cats can naturally gravitate towards. As cats love looking outside, try and create an area close to a window where your cat can while away the hours gazing out into the great outdoors, from his safe area.

Vacuum & Dust Once A Week

It’s inevitable that with cats in the house, you are going to accrue a lot of dust and dirt so staying on top of your vacuuming and dusting is essential. You will want to make sure that you are tackling the extra dirt and fur, that cats create, by setting aside some time, every week, that you can thoroughly clean your home. It is also recommendable to be using an enzyme based pet odour neutralizer in all the areas of your home that your cat likes to spend time in.

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