How to Make Your Home Cat-Friendly
If you’re planning on bringing a new cat home, there are a few steps you need to take to keep your home clean and your feline friend safe from hazards—read on to learn how you can prepare for your new pet.
Allow for window space
Cats typically choose to sit at a perch near a window so they can look outside. To ensure you’re fulfilling your cat’s needs, make sure you have a spot for your cat to perch near a window so they can observe the outside world at a safe distance. This can be a bench, cat tower, or simply your bed placed near a window.
Use scratching pads to avoid ruining furniture
Cats love to scratch on certain surfaces to stretch and remove their outer nail sheath and let out energy. Instead of allowing your cat to scratch on couches or rugs, place scratching posts wherever you think your cat will be hanging out most. This way, your cat will be happy and your furniture will stay looking good as new! Take note of where they usually scratch at furniture and place a scratching post in front of that area to encourage its use.
Be cautious of indoor plants
Houseplants are a great way to add life to your home and increase air circulation—but before you grab the first plants you see in the store, make sure they’re non-toxic to animals. Some plants can be dangerous for cats to be around, especially because many cats like to munch on plants in the home. If your cat gets their paws on a toxic plant, it could possibly be deadly. To keep them from eating your beloved houseplants, you can buy wheatgrass specifically for them to munch on—wheatgrass is non-toxic to cats and actually has many health benefits! But, whether you decide to buy wheatgrass or not, make sure to clear your household of any toxic plants.
Use hypoallergenic bedding
Possibly the most important aspect of owning pets is making sure that your house stays free of fur and dander. Although you may not be specifically allergic to cats, dander can still build up in furniture and fabric, irritating your airways. To prevent allergen buildup, opt for bamboo bedding—bamboo fabric is known to keep pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens from building up in your bed.
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Now that you know how to prep your home for your new cat, you can enjoy your time with your feline friend without worrying about hazards in the house. While you’re preparing your home, make sure to grab your Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Bed Sheets!
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