Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Guest Post on Cats and Cleaning

Cats and Cleaning

As you all know, cats are amazing.  They’re playful, funny, graceful and loving (and it’s always nice to get them something that shows them you care- Charms from Collars and Tags for example are quite nice)There’s only one slight, tiny problem about them. They shed, a lot! Particularly when it’s winter and you have to have the heating on.  Obviously, the amount of pleasure that you’ll get from your lovely little cat will definitely outweigh the amount of distress that loose cat hairs will cause you, so you’ll just have to make the best of it.  The best way to do that is to keep on top of the cleaning and remember some simple facts:

  •  Your home is your cat’s home too;
  • They’re playful;
  • They love climbing.

These facts are important to remember, and you shouldn’t really lose your temper if your cat gets a bit mischievous because it’s simply in their nature, particularly when they’re young!  Just like children, you should give them a bit of space to roam, while making sure you’re able to help them if they get into trouble.

Some simple tips

If you want to keep your house tidy, then the most efficient way of doing so is by preventing your cat from doing any hair damage in the first place.  You can do this a number of ways. The first is to groom it outside regularly, preferably on a screened-in porch and always while wearing a harness.  It might be cold out there, but grooming your cat outdoors will prevent any loose fur from escaping into your home and sticking to your fabrics.

The next tip is to prevent your companion from leaving fur on your furniture by giving them a space of their own.  Cats love to sleep, and it’s not their fault if the comfiest place they can find to nap is on your sofa.  To stop this from happening, provide them with a bed of their own, a soft blanket will be perfect for this, as it will be comfortable and easy to wash!

Cleaning up

With all of the tips and tricks in the world, you’re not going to have a completely fur-free home if you have a cat.  The best way to deal with the fur once it’s there is to vacuum it up just like you would anything else!  So as you can see, cleaning up after you feline companion is basically hassle-free, so enjoy your cat and relax.  


  1. With the two of us being Persians and living inside, Mom Paula has decided that she's going to live with all of our floof.

  2. collars and tags haza grate selectionz oh goods maggie !!

  3. I don't understand humans: they should be honored that we would share our hair!

  4. Thanks for the cleaning tips - sometimes the dirt gets annoying. But then I remember all the joy our kitties bring to our home! And yes it is their home too.

    Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.

    Debby in Arizona


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