Cat Cleaning

Written by Karen Bates (last updated January 15, 2018)

Keeping a pet in your home can have many benefits. A cat, dog, or other animal can offer love, companionship, entertainment, and may even positively impact your overall mood. Having a pet comes with plenty of responsibility, however, and may mean a new set of cleaning tasks that must be done.

Cats are one of the most popular pets, and for good reason. These creatures tend to keep themselves very clean, and can even be trained to use the bathroom in one specific place—the litter box. This can reduce the amount of messes you end up cleaning. But although felines are finicky about cleanliness, that doesn't mean that they never leave behind a mess. Every once in a while, you are bound to find messes that your cat causes, and you will need to know how to clean them up.

Cat cleaning isn't as simple as normal clean-up jobs, however. You will have to tackle potty accidents, hairballs, fur, dander, and other issues that can dirty your home. When cleaning up after your cat, you will have the most success if you have the right cleaners and tools for the job. Before messes occur, be sure to have everything you will need to clean it up effectively.

One of the most important items you will need to clean up after your cat is a cleaning spray formulated for cats. This cleaner removes spots and stains from different surfaces in your home. On top of that, it works to neutralize odors that may otherwise linger. Start by sopping up as much of the mess as possible, removing any solid waste and soaking up urine. Apply the cleaning spray according to package directions to get rid of remaining stains, and allow the area to air dry.

A vacuum is another powerful tool that can help with cat cleaning. If you have carpeted areas in your home, vacuum often to remove fur and dander. You can also vacuum furniture with attachments to free it of cat messes. When looking for a vacuum, consider one with a filter system to help keep the air free of dander. Lint rollers can also be useful for removing fur from furniture and clothing.

Cats can make wonderful pets, but make sure you know the best ways to keep your house clean if you have a feline friend. With the right tools you can keep your house looking great, even if you have pets.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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