Spring Cleaning for Your Cats Optimal Health

Start out your cats Spring with clean bedding, water bowls, food dishes,bedding, litter boxes and more. I wash my cats bedding in hot soapy water with fabric softener. My cats love fresh fluffy clean bedding to sleep on. I clean out each food dish and water bowl and replace old plastic ones that are hard to get 100 % clean. I clean the litter boxes outdoors with dish pan soap and a good firm brush or replace them with new litter boxes.

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For farm cats replace there old straw bedding with nice fresh straw or hay if that is all that is available at the time. Clean up there food and water bowls. Check their heated cat beds for cracks or other hazards and have a replacement bed on hand for next winter. Heated cat beds are on sale in the late spring and summer months.

Clean the tile or vinyl floors or carpet in your house so hopefully you will not have to deal with fleas in your house and on your cats. I bathe some of my cats and I brush and comb out their hair on a regular basis. Change your litter often as fleas like to bred in dirty litter boxes and dirty litter that gets on your floors. Do not let your cats outdoors as they can pick up fleas from being outdoors. Fleas can cause health problems for you and your cat. If your cat gets fleas regardless of all your precautions take him to your vet to get treated ASAP. You will need to have an exterminator come to your home to get rid of your flea infestation.

Take your cats to your vet to have their teeth checked as bad teeth can cause a lot of health problems. Get all of your cats vaccinations up to date as the old saying goes an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Ask your vet about flea and heart worm medicine for cats and a shot for feline leukemia. I hope you and your cats have a wonderful and healthy Spring.

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Keep Your Cats Bedding and Litter Boxes Etc. Clean to prevent the Spread of Disease

Vacuum your cats beds or wash them at regular intervals. I have towels that my cats sleep on. I put the towels in my washing machine with lots of detergent and hot water to sanitize the towels.

I scrub out their litter boxes on a regular basis. I use a dish washing soap, scrub brush, rubber gloves and lots of hot water. Take the dirty litter box outdoors and scrap everything you can off of the litter box before you clean it in your basement. I like to hose down the litter box and clean it up outdoors before I bring it in my house to complete the cleaning process. After you clean the litter box with detergent and hot water let it dry out completely before you fill it with fresh kitty litter.

If your kitty throws up a hair ball clean it up immediately.  Use a cleaner that is pet safe. I use cleaners that are only pet safe. I like Natures Miracle Cleaner it truly does work miracles. I wash the wood floor in my house with pine – sol. I finish by putting a hardwood and laminate cleaner that is pet approved on my wooden floor.

I scrub my floors in the house next door with a steam cleaner. The steam cleaner kills all the germs safely and quickly. I also run a dehumidifier  in my house in the summer months to eliminate all dampness which can cause mold and mildew which can make us and our cats sick.

I vacuum my carpets every other day. By vacuuming every other day you pick up cat hair and dandruff and any flea eggs that might be lurking in your carpet. You can eliminate a lot of allergens for you and your cat  by vacuuming on a regular basis.

Keep all of your cats grooming tools and litter box tools clean. I use dish washing soap on them also with plenty of hot water.

I hope you and your cat stay disease free.

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