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.
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!
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.