If you’ve ever had a cat in your home, you can probably recall the smell of kitty litter. Even if it’s fresh, it has a particular scent that isn’t always welcome in your home.
Just like a lot of things, there are a couple of ways to fight against this smell, but there’s an old technique that has become more in vogue recently: green tea. Mixing it with kitty litter not only helps reduce the classic smells of litter and refuse, but the smell of green tea is much more pleasant to people than the litter. You can even make your own by mixing some leaves into the litter box.
Never Shall the Twain Meet
If you have both a dog and a cat, you've probably experienced your dog getting into the kitty litter. They love it, for some reason. Keep pooch out of the sand by elevating the box, creating a barrier around the box, or using a cover that your bigger dog won't be able to get into.
It all depends on what kind of dog you have, how many cats you have, and a number of other factors, but your cat deserves a place to call its own, even if it's just for doing a bit of business.
Freshen Up Pet Breath
Dogs and cats both love to eat and since their foods contain a lot of protein, that can result in some stank from their jaws. There are a number of ways to combat this, from brushing teeth to breath-mints, but one way that might be a lot easier is to use some parsley.
Add it to your pet's food to provide a fresher scent. The little herb is also thought to help kill off bacteria that is the root cause of the stink. It might take a little bit of time for the pets to get used to it, but it might just work.
Give Cats a Two-Syllable Name
You might want to name your cat something goofy and silly like Queen Tatiana Desdemona, but it just ends up confusing the animal. And embarrassing your friends. Make sure, at the very least, there's a two-syllable nickname you can call since cats tend to respond to shorter names much easier.
For some reason, they also tend to like names that end with the “ee” sound, so something like “Larry” or “Monkey” or even just “Kitty” will work the best. Well, the cat still won't come when you call, but at least it will give them something to think about while they're ignoring you.
Erase Drool Marks
There are some dogs out there that tend to drool a lot. There are even some cats that have been known to leave a puddle. A little bit of saliva is one thing, but that drooling can leave lasting marks all over the house.
If you want to clean your home of these kinds of marks, one option is to grab a magic eraser. Just like many other marks that might end up in your home, they can be scrubbed away. You might already have one of these handy items lying around, so why not make sure it's put to good use?