Cats adore a place they can call their own – a sanctuary to sleep, play and observe their surroundings. A cat tree offers a dedicated safe haven for felines and if they include a high perch, a cosy condo and a toy or two it can become their favourite spot! Your kitty’s cat tree can become dirty from frequent use and would require cleaning. It is important to keep your cat happy and healthy by keeping all cat supplies as clean as possible.
Cleaning Cat Post and Furniture:
- If you have a large cat condo, it might be necessary to take the item apart. Separate pieces will be much easier to clean. In most cases, the components can unscrew easily and bolts loosen with an Allen key. However, if you are unable to take the cat furniture apart, take care when handling the item, and try not to put too much weight on the different components when cleaning.
DON’T submerge any component in water. Many cat trees are made from reinforced cardboard and water will damage the unit beyond repair.
- HAIR: Remove all loose cat hair – there are a number of products on the market including lint rollers and brushes. Try using a rubber glove with a raised grip. Dampen then glove and run your hand over the fabric to remove the cat hair.
- VACUUM: Use a nozzle or brush attachment and vacuum all areas. This will remove dirt and dust and any missed cat hair.
- STAINS. There might be stains from hairballs or pet accidents on the furniture. Treat the stain with an eco-friendly enzyme based stain remover, that is safe to use around pets and children. Choose non-
toxic stain removers that will not harm your cat. If in doubt, don’t use it.
- ODOURS: As much as we adore our pets, cat furniture can get a little smelly. Use a pet friendly enzyme based odour neutraliser to remove stubborn odour causing molecules from the fabric or poles. For soaked-in odours, retreat the area as necessary, vacuum the furniture again to remove any residue.
- SECURE: Reassemble the furniture, or if still in once piece, check all bolts and connecting components, fasten if needed. Months of play can cause the bolts and screws to come loose making the structure unsafe. Bolts and screws should be checked regularly.
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