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Cat Owners Survival Guide

• THE CAT OWNERS• CLEANING SURVIVAL: • -Guide – INTRODUCTION SPILLAGES Keeping up with kitty can sometimes seem like a losing battle given their expertise for creating the toughest stains in the worst possible places. It's not a surprise that some cat owners feel that they need to opt for a darker colour scheme, enforce a no cat zone or For some cats a tall glass of red wine is an irresistible target. But there's no need to choose between Friday night drinks and your furry friend, we've gathered some of the best tips to deal with some of the most common kitty related spills. What's more all of them use common household supplies so no need for specialist cleaning products just accept the inevitability that their home will have a well-used feel to it. Being a bit obsessed with finding the best way to beat stains and because we love our feline friends, we thought we'd create this easy guide to help you share you're space whilst maintaining the look you've always wanted. WINE MUD Dificulty: N Dificulty: You'll Need You'll Need 2X Раper White Warm Plastic 1tbsp white dishwashing vinegar 1tbsp White Plastic Brush & A drop of dish detergent towels cloth water bowl Vacuum cloth bowl shovel liquid The Steps The Steps Blot the stain Mix together the water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid in your bowl .. :. Blot the mixture Let the Mud dry Brush up the dirt and vacuum Mix the dish with paper towels to onto the stain wit detergent with water in your bowl your white cloth the area absorb as much as possible Blot the area dry with your paper towels Once the stain is gone blot again this time with cold water Vaccum the area Blot the stain with a final time to remove the mixture soap from fibres Tips: Tips: Treat the stain immediately, if you can't use salt to stop the stainfrom setting Don't let your cloth get too damp when you blot, as this can make the stain worse Dab don't rub or scrub Use a suction vacuum rather than one with a rota on rugs CANDLE WAX BLOOD Dificulty: S Dificulty: You'll Need You'll Need Iron A paper bag 2X Paper towels Baking soda Warm water A towel The Steps The Steps Tear the bag along the edges to create one Cover the stain with the paper & place the iron on the Soak up any Sprinkle baking soda over the top Sprinkle water Set your Iron to a high heat )) with no steam on top causing the soda to fizz excess blood with a paper of the stain long sheet of towel раper paper over the stain The wax should Holding the iron in place slowly draw the bag Blot the area deposit on the paper, use additional paper as needed Vaccum the area with a your towel until dry under the iron Tips: If you don't have a paper bag thick kitchen roll will do Don't place the iron directly on the carpet Tips Let the baking soda fizz for a minute before blotting Don't soak the stain in water as this can spread the stain ALLERGIES Cat Allergy Symptoms If someone in the house is diagnosed with a cat allergy, don't feel that you need to say goodbye to your cat or your family member for that matter. There are a number of special measures you can take to help everyone to live in peace. Contrary to popular belief cat hairs are not the issue but the proteins in cat saliva and skin cells can be. Particles can become lodged in rug and carpet fibres and can sit on soft furnishings. If you also don't want to part with these parts of your home, there are some simple ways to keep everyone happy and prevent flare ups. Red and itchy eyes A runny or CID itchy nose Sneezing Inflammation where In severe cases, hives on the chest or face a cat has licked scratched or bitten exposed skin Simple Household Cleaning Tips As well as sucking up particles vacuuming can blow allergens into the air. Use an allergen proof vacuum cleaner with a heap (high efficiency particle filter when you clean) Use an anti-allergen spray on furniture and floor coverings to render allergens harmless to sufferers Air purifiers fitted with a heap filter can remove a large percentage of the allergens from the air in a room. This can be particularly important in well insulated rooms where allergen can build up due to the sealed environment. Reduce the amount of dander (skin cells) on your cat's fur by giving them a regular bath. An alternative for cats who are not a fan of the tub is to use a special cat cleansing wipe which can often be easier and less stressful for all involved. Grooming your cat can often propel large amounts of air born allergens into the room. Instead try whenever possible to groom your cat outside. IS YOUR CAT URINATING INDOORS? For owners of cats and kittens if your cat is using your house as its new toilet it's important to know how to clean effectively and how stop this happening in the future. The first thing to understand is that if your cat is peeing indoors this likely means something isn't right. There are two main reasons for this: MEDICAL Urinary tract infections Urinary incontinence Diabetes Kidney failure Kidney infections Thyroid issues Several medical reasons for a cat not using a litter box Solution: Don't leave these conditions untreated, contact your vet especially where there are any other physical symptoms BEHAVIOUR New Surroundings New Pets Litter Box Aversion Adding a new pet to the family especially another cat may make him or her feel threatened. Where your cat has a problem with the litter, location or box used in your home. Moving home can be a source of stress for everyone in the home NEW Solution: Solution: Try to see things from your cat's perspective. Make sure at first your cat is surrounded by familiar things and has their own space. Solution: Cats are very particular about lit- ter make sure you use unscented varieties and that as much as Make sure each cat has his or her own space, beds and water bowls. Keep these in separate rooms and move them together over time so they can get used to each other's scent. If the problems are sever or do not subside consider contacting a certified animal or veterinary behaviourist. If there's no physical cause as cats possible this is always clean. For the box, make sure the box is in a sensitive and complex creatures there may be a behavioural reason for your problems: Your vet may be able to provide a pheromone diffuser to make your quiet area of the house and that the box used is easy for the cat to use. cat feel settled. Punishment is not the answer if the problem is medical it's likely your cat can't control the problem and needs help, if it's a behavioural issue punishment is likely to make your cat more unsettled. Finding Urine Stains No this isn't just for CSI, LED black lights can now be purchased cheaply online for less than a ticket to the cinema. Turn off the lights and shine this on your carpets, rugs and furnishings to find the source of the problem in seconds. It's important to know that a cat's great sense of smell means that it can often detect odours for a long time after even if the area has been cleaned. Unfortunately once it senses this smell this will encourage the cat to use this site as a toilet again. To break this cycle for good: Cleaning The Area 1) Blot the urine with paper towels. Apply pressure until dry 2) Use an enzyme based cleaner which break down the proteins and eliminate smells 3) Dry the area thoroughly with a paper towel 4) Pour baking soda on the area add water mixed with a teaspoon of dish detergent 5) Rub lightly with a soft brush (skip this step for delicate materials) 6) Allow the area to dry and then hoover Advanced Toilet Training Believe it or not, it is actually possible to train you're cat to use the toilet, well everything but the flush. Although training is by all accounts not an easy ride a device that's been around for the last few years sits on in the toilet and slowly helps your feline friend get the idea of its mysterious purpose. It works by allowing you to place a litter tray over the open toilet. Over time the size of the tray can be reduced preparing your cat for the day when the device is removed completely Cat toilet training may not be suitable for some very young or older cats. It's important to acknowledge that switching from a tray can sometimes make owners less aware of potential changes to toileting behaviour which may alert us to an illness. 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Cat Owners Survival Guide

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Cat Survival infographic offers some great tips and advice on maintaining rugs and carpets and features some common questions we are often asked by our customers. How do I clean wine from my rug? Remo...

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