More Cat Care Information:
Maybe you have detected your cat urinating in the house? Maybe on your furniture or also on your hardwood floors?
|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.
If that is the case, then I guess you'd really believe me that this is probably biggest drawbacks with having a cat.
Your cat may start urinating on your furniture or floors for a couple of reasons, however the main point of this particular article is to offer you a procedure to cleanse the messes and get rid of the cat urine smell.
You need to move quickly at the first sign of a mess, no matter if it is liquid or solid.
Try to clean up just as much as you possibly can using a paper towel. If it is poop, you will be able to get all of it with just the paper towel and there may not be any need for further cleaning.
In the event that your cat peed on the floor, probably the process is needed to be taken one step further.
I call this next step, “The Save Your Cat And End The Odor” step.
I had always used chemicals that I got from a pet store to clean up messes and stop the odor. This was a really expensive proposition and I started to look for less costly ways to take care of the dilemma.
|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.|
After speaking with a handful neighbors that had cats and performing some online research I discovered the “miracle” product that did the job for almost nothing.
That product was vinegar, that's right vinegar. It has a thousand uses and this is part of them.
Right here is the formula and the process that I now use to take care of cat urine odor problems.
…Mix 2 tablespoons full of vinegar in a bucket of water. Increase the vinegar in case you're using a significantly larger bucket for the water.
…Immerse a fresh clean cloth straight into vinegar, water solution and wring it out to the point that it is still quite wet, but not dripping all over the place.
…Wipe the cloth having the mixture over the entire soiled area, wringing it out several time into a sink and re-soaking it in the vinegar mixture
…Completely dry the affected area making use of clean dry cloth. Make certain that the floor is fully dry.
…The vinegar is acidic and will eliminate the smell and should not harm the finish.
If you have a cat that is urinating everywhere in your home, on the furniture and on your hardwood floors, it's important to know the best way to cleaning it up. You won't have to spend a bundle buying chemicals at the pet store, all you require is some water and the “miracle” product. Once you are familiar with secret to cleaning up your cat urine messes, your life and that of your cat should be better.
|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).|