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We all agree that a clean house is not only desirable but essential to the health of both humans and the cats who share our homes. Ironically, though, our homes are full of household cleaning supplies which can be harmful to our cats, things like chemical cleaners, disinfectants, and insect repellants. Here are some helpful "clean green" tips and ideas. There are a number of safe products we already have on hand that can be diverted toward safe cleaning.
It’s rare for healthy people to get sick from touching cats. Wash scratches and bites right away with water and mild soap. Always see a doctor for any bite, or if a scratch gets infected (red or swollen). Always wash your hands with soap after you clean litter boxes. If you’re using litter that can’t be flushed, throw away scoopings in sealed plastic bags.
A veterinary dental cleaning always begins with an initial awake oral exam of your dog or cat’s mouth by a veterinarian or a veterinary dentist. This allows the veterinarian not only to get a general idea of your pet’s dental condition, but also offers you the opportunity to ask questions and to get good advice for home care that can benefit your pet.Cats are known for being finicky about their grooming, but there are times when you need to step in and help. Whether your cat found his way into a puddle of mud or you are trying to clean his paws during a bath, the task requires only a few household items and a bit of patience with your cat. You can clean your cat's paws as often as once a day to help keep bacteria and other material away.I have a cleaning etiquette question! Say that you are a frequent cat-sitter. In addition to cat care, and respectful treatment of the apartment, and all that good stuff, say you want to improve the cat-owner’s (or the cat’s) living conditions? My question is: what is appropriate to clean and not clean?Use the damp washcloth to gently wipe the surfaces of your cat's front paws, one at a time. Gently rub between the paws to remove dirt and any lodged material, such as cat litter or food. Slide the bottom end of the towel up to clean each your cat's back paws, still securing your cat within the towel.So OK! There’s one approach, any of you cat-having ladies have other suggestions for our friend with the pee-pee carpet? The only things I would add are 1. enzymatic cleaners and 2. carpet steamers. Oh and! Don’t use ammonia or ammonia-based products, as cats are attracted to the scent of pee-pee (LOL EW), which contains ammonia, and they’ll just piddle in the spot where you ammonia’d.Last week, we talked about . Well, just because you added n+1 litter boxes doesn’t mean you can clean less frequently! We neurotic types clean litter boxes daily. If that’s too much for you, litter boxes should be scooped out at least every other day. Of course, this depends on how many cats you have. The more cats you have, the more frequently the boxes should be scooped out. While it’s a dirty job, it really should be done for the best interest of your cat(s).