Keeping a Clean Home for Cat Owners
Every cat owner knows taking care of their fur baby involves both joys and struggles. Each scratch, bite and hair ball is worth the love and the comfort their feline family members provide.
If you have cats, you know the daily stress of keeping the home intact despite their natural tendency to, well, make a mess. From their jumping on top of shelves to their constant shedding, they certainly are an all-round household challenge.
To make living with your feline friends easier, we’ve compiled some tips to help you out.
1. Catify your house
Cats are descended from apex predators, and they have a different idea of comfort zones and personal spaces. They will see a high surface and take jumping on it as a personal challenge, no matter how many things they disturb in the process. The same tendency applies to tight spaces; they will burrow into any nook and reach any cranny before settling there comfortably.
To prevent the disasters such endeavours will bring, be proactive in making your house cat-friendly from the get-go. Provide spaces that will satisfy your cat’s instincts. Cat trees and perches, scratching posts , and even simple boxes where they can hide will certainly make your cats happy indoors.
2. Clean up kitty accidents ASAP
As soon as you find a cat mess, it’s best to clean it up immediately to prevent it from staining. Cat poo, urine and vomit leave distinct, nasty odours that grow worse the longer you leave them. Additionally, lingering odours will act as a marker for your cats, and they will likely soil the same spot again.
3. To clean up cat urine:
Cat urine has a pungent odour that permeates the air. To clean it up, use the Britex Urine Remover, an enzymatic cleaner designed to draw moisture from old and new urine stains. You won’t have to scrub; simply spray it on the affected area, apply a paper towel or dry cloth and wait as the solution breaks down the stains.
4. To clean up cat vomit:
Clean up all the solids and as much of the liquids as you can. Use soap, water and a clean rag to wipe the spot. Once dry, spray the Britex Urine Remover to neutralise the remaining acids and clear up the odour.
5. For the litter box:
If your cat is litter trained, then it’s just a matter of having a well-kept litter box. Regular and frequent litter changes can help in limiting the odours. Scoop the litter regularly; cats tend to soil the space next to the litter box if it’s been previously used and not cleared. Renew the litter completely at least once every 10 days. In between litter changes, give the litter box a thorough cleaning. Scrub it with water and soap and make sure it’s dry before using again.
Choose a good area in which to keep the litter box. Keep it away from main living areas, where people spend the most time. To limit the amount of litter trail, especially if your cats tend to jump right out after doing their business, use a litter mat that can catch most of the litter granules.
6. Regularly vacuum and dust
Even though they’re capable of self-cleaning, cats still shed a tonne of hair and are likely to leave a trail of it all around the house. A good vacuum cleaner will be your best friend to keep on top of hair, dust, and any outside dirt they bring in. You can use a handheld vacuum for the cat trees and perches and an upright vacuum for the floors and carpets.
7. Keep your home clean and fresh with Britex!
Get the right partner for keeping your house clean, neat and tidy, even with cat mishaps abound. Regular deep cleaning with a Britex machine will remove deep down cat fur and the residue from pet accidents.