Sometimes many cat families (especially families with multi-cats) neglect to deodorise their homes. This might increase the potential risk of illness in cats.
Families with pets need to pay extra attention to the hygiene of their homes. Homes with pets are inherently more prone to bacteria and germs than homes without pets. Poor hygiene can affect not only the health of pets, but also that of humans.
The ancestors of cats lived in the desert. The cat's kidneys can only absorb as much water as possible from the urine. Cat urine contains high concentrations of urea, so it is broken down over time, releasing more of the strong smell known as ammonia.
Not cleaning cat litter for long periods of time can lead to excessive ammonia levels. There is also the potential for bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida Albicans to grow. These are viruses that are threatening to the health of both cats and humans.
For cat-owning families, regular basic cleaning is essential. A clean living environment can greatly reduce the risk of illness for both cats and humans.
Daily cleaning includes.
1. regular cleaning of floors, mopping and regular cleaning of furniture and surfaces of cat hair.
2. Don't neglect to clean dead corners during the cleaning process.
3. Cat litter, cat cushions, sofas and other fabric items should be frequently dried in the sun.
4. Use a reliable pet deodorising spray regularly to minimise the ammonia residue from cat excrement.
5. Clean the litter tray regularly, change the litter and do not allow multiple cats to share the same litter tray, it is recommended that each cat has its own litter tray.
Regular deep cleaning is also necessary:
1. Clean the corner lines and baseboard lines regularly.
2. The cat's food and water bowls need to be cleaned daily. Choose ceramic as much material as possible. If possible, it is also a good idea to disinfect your pet's bowls with an ultraviolet light.
3. Clean the litter tray and surrounding area thoroughly with antibacterial cleaner on a regular basis.
4. Choose a pet-safe cleaner to deep clean your cat's supplies regularly. This includes cat litter, cat climbing frames, cat beds, etc.
Taking care of the cleanliness of your cat's living environment can go a long way in preventing illness in both your cat and the humans living with it. Take action now!