Whether you’ve recently brought home an adorable new kitten, or you’ve had your furry friend for years, cat owners know that pets can take a toll on carpeting. Check out these tips to keep your carpets as fresh and clean as possible, even with a feline family member.
Provide plenty of scratching opportunities: Cats scratch, and for good reason. Their claws are made to work and digging their daggers into a soft material provides a deep, refreshing stretch. Declawing cats used to be common, but today, it’s widely regarded as a painful, unnecessary process for your cat. Provide your cat with plenty of appropriate places to scratch and dust these areas with catnip to keep your kitty digging her claws into toys and scratching posts — instead of your carpets.
Keep the litter box as clean as possible: House training a cat is easy — provide a clean litter box appropriate for your cat’s size, and they’ll train themselves. Just like a human wouldn’t want to use a filthy bathroom, your cat will greatly prefer a clean litter box.
Using an automatic litter box or cleaning out your standard litter box regularly can greatly reduce (and likely stop) any issues of elimination outside the litter box. It’s also important to ensure that you have enough litter boxes. A good rule of thumb is one litter box per cat, per floor of your home, plus one extra.
If you regularly clean the litter box (twice per day) and your cat is still having issues, it’s likely that a health problem is at fault. Schedule an appointment with your vet to keep your kitty and your home healthy.
Get regular carpet cleanings: Accidents happen, no matter how well you look after your pet. Scheduling regular carpet cleanings can help your home stay as fresh and clean as it was before your feline family member took up residence in your home.
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Using a professional carpet cleaning service can make the pet-related rare carpet issue less stressful. No matter how long it’s been since your last cleaning, we’ll put in the work it takes to get your carpets as fresh as possible. Reach out to us today to learn more.