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?
Reduce the Smell of Kitty Litter
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.
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.
Reward Your Cat with a Treat After the Laser Pointer
Having a cat chase a laser pointer is a good bit of fun for all of us, but it can actually end up frustrating your cat. As they're releasing all their pent-up energy, they aren't actually getting anything in return for all their efforts. Once the game of laser-pointer chase has ended, reward your kitty with a tasty treat to encourage the fun and give it something that is worth its time.
This is a good trick to do no matter what kind of fun you and your cat are having – it will encourage activity and keep them interested in doing more than lying around.
Plate up the Food for Fast Eaters
Cats usually eat the right stuff. However, that food might make another appearance if your cat scarfs it down too quickly. A way to prevent this gross issue is to put their food on a shallow plate instead of in a bowl since it will slow the cat down and prevent them from over-filling themselves.
There's another little benefit to this – it prevents “whisker stress,” which occurs when your cat's whiskers rub against the sides of a bowl too much. Believe it or not, this can lead to serious mental and physical disorders.