More Cat Care Information:
Using chlorine dioxide for cat urine odor removal allows you to eliminate the odor and any odor-causing ions that may have been absorbed into other surfaces in the room.
|General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home|
|You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.|
|General Cat Care #2: Feeding|
|An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).|
Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.
Cats are one of the most beloved pets. They are beautiful, usually quiet, groom themselves, and are generally low-maintenance, as opposed to dogs. Cats even 'take themselves' to the bathroom, unlike dogs which need to be let out regularly. One unpleasant reality of owning a cat, however, is the potential for cat pee odor.
Cats are also pretty easy to litter train. However, sometimes they still urinate elsewhere. Some male cats and even female cats which aren't neutered or spayed may 'spray,' which is even worse than regular cat pee odor.
Here are some tips on how to prevent cat pee odors, as well as how to remove pet odors:
* The best treatment for most odors is preventing them. Make sure your cat(s) always have a fresh, clean litter box. Cats are finicky creatures, and if their box isn't up to their standards, they'll go elsewhere.
|General Cat Care #3: Grooming|
|Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs|
|General Cat Care #4: Handling|
|To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.|
|General Cat Care #5: Housing|
|Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.|
* If your cat hasn't been neutered or spayed, consider it. This will probably prevent (or solve) any spraying problems you may have.
* Once your cat has urinated outside the litter box, clean it up immediately. If you don't, they will just do it again. As long as they can smell the urine, they will think that is an approved alternate to the litter box. Cat pee odor removal can be difficult. There are a lot of suggestions on how to remove pet odors. Natural home remedies such as vinegar, baking soda and peroxide are said to work at eliminating the odor, but they may not do a thorough job.
* Learn how to remove pet odors without causing harm to yourself or your pets. Sometimes fumes or residue from certain cleaners are caustic, perhaps not to you, but to your more sensitive feline. Read warning labels carefully.
* Some chemicals just weren't meant to be used on carpet, a common problem area forcat pee odor removal. They may contain bleaching agents that will discolor your carpet or damage the fibers. Again, read labels and proceed with caution, always testing an inconspicuous area first.
* Cat pee odor removal can be difficult because of the crystals in cat urine. When the urine dries, crystals remain, and when they are rubbed while cleaning, often settle deeper into carpet and other surfaces. The crystals need to be broken down and removed to keep the odor from returning.
|General Cat Care #6: Identification|
|If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.|
|General Cat Care #7: Litter Box|
|All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).|