You do not keep a cat, you live with a cat. So that the not always easy coexistence with the Miez runs for all parties a little more relaxed, you should keep an eye on the following practical tips.
Living with a cat is one of the best experiences that you can gain as an animal lover. But it is the cats as well as the people: Certain things drive them crazy. It can sometimes be quite easy to eliminate such annoyances: No matter if scratches on the table leg, cat hair on the sofa or foul smelling cat litter - help against many of these things simple home remedies.
1. Scratches on furniture: what you can do
You know it for sure: Once your cat has chosen a favorite place for scratching, you can not stop the claw monster. But you may not have to. Wrap around and protect the place - whether table leg, dresser or wooden railing - just with a little sisal. Of course you should always offer your Miez a good scratching post, so that she does not even go to the furniture.
2. This makes it easier to remove cat hair from upholstery
Cat hair often makes living with a velvet paw a challenge - especially when the couch, chair and Co. are affected. A practical alternative to the constantly replaceable lint roller is the upholstery brush from the drugstore. The advantage: You can use them again and again. An even cheaper alternative: a rubber glove. Lightly moisten this with water and then stroke the fully-cured padding to magically absorb the hair.
3. Odorless living together: So that the litter box does not stink so much
A simple and effective tip: Add some soda from the grocery store (found in the baking ingredients department) to the cat litter box when you refill it. The soda binds unpleasant odors.
4. Alternative toy: It can not be cheaper
The retailer offers all kinds of toys for cats - sometimes these are very expensive. Most cats are not fussy about design and color at all. Just offer your cat a wool ball, disused clothing such as scarves or socks. Tips for the game sock: Add a valerian tea bag or a piece of celery - cats love the smell. So you have a good alternative to catnip.
5. Cats make drinking more enjoyable
Your nose does not drink enough? This could be due to the position of the water bowl. Put the water away from the food. Many cats do not drink because water and food are too close to each other - this is about the natural idea that many animals do not want to be too close to their "prey" because the water from the "carrion" could be contaminated.