The Cat-Friendly Kitchen

It may be a bit of a pain, but if you share your home with a feline, it is important that you create cat-friendly spaces. This is easier in some rooms than others. One of the hardest, but most important, rooms to make safe for your pet is the kitchen.

The counter

One of the most irritating feline behaviors is jumping on the counter. It’s one problem that is often raised with nearly every pet clinic for a couple of reasons.

First, cats can get into a lot of trouble on the counter. It’s an area that should be sanitized, but it won’t be clean for very long if your pet walks all over it. Your furry friend digs around in the litter box, after all! Your feline might knock glasses of milk to the floor, creating a huge mess and even end up getting hair all over your kitchen accessories.

Cats can cause a lot of trouble for you, but they can cause trouble for themselves too. If they get into something that they shouldn’t that has been left out on the counter, they can get sick.

To keep your cat off the counter, line the edges with double sided sticky tape. Leave a few lemon, orange, or grapefruit slices out too. Felines hate citrus!

Cupboards

When cats get bored, they can open cupboard doors. The banging doors can be really annoying, but things are even worse if your pet is able to get inside the cupboards.

An easy fix is to place child locks on all the cupboards that Fluffy has access to. You should also try playing with your furry friend more frequently. Cats often act out when they’re bored or when they have extra energy to burn.

Food and water

A safe kitchen for your cat is one that provides your feline friend with access to fresh food and clean water. Make sure that you feed your pet a few times a day, and always clean out the water dish before you refill it. If you have a dog, make sure that he can’t reach Fluffy’s bowls.

Is your cat still causing trouble for you and your family in the kitchen? Call your local pet health care. They will be able to tell you how to keep your kitty safe in every room in your home.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s