Some practical tips for avoiding cat odor
Cat smell is one of the things that cat lovers worry about. Here are five things a home owner can do to help their home smell pleasant, and never be embarrassed again when guests come to the door.
Use a clumping, anti-odor litter.
A clumping kitty litter enables the pet owner to get rid of the cat liquid waste, as well as the solid waste. An anti-odor litter neutralizes any odour as soon as the cat uses the box
Change the litter box at least once a day.
Make sure to empty the litter box once a day or more. Doing this is the most important step in cutting down on smell. Changing it once a day ensures that the smell does not have a chance to permeate throughout the house. When taking out the clumps and feces out of the box, take the opportunity to wipe down any spots on the inside of the box. This will keep the box continually clean.
Vacuum floors regularly.
One of the causes of cat smell and allergy irritation is cat dander. This dander is a residue from the salivia cats use to continually bathe themselves, and contains the odor of the cat. Vacuuming regularly will go a long way in getting rid of this dander. While vaccuming, the furniture should also be cleaned with the upholstery tool. Vacumming will also get rid of cat hair within the home.
Use a lint brush for cat hair.
Cat hair is also another cause of cat smell and is an allergy trigger for those with sensitivity to animals within the home. Rolling a lint brush over furniture and clothing will help to get rid of the offending stray hairs and keep the home from the immediate tell-tale “hairy furniture.”
Air out the house.
Finally, air out the house on a regular basis to get fresh air flowing throughout the space. Smells linger and become unpleasant when things are not aired out.
Owning cats does not mean you are doomed to a smelly house. Use these tips to keep your home smelling fresh!