Home & Living

Tips to Prevent Cat Odor

Pet enthusiasts can all agree, a cat or a dog is an important member of the home. Unfortunately, pets of any kind come with their problems, from dogs eating your favorite pair of shoes to cats scratching your cherished recliner. While cats are cute, cuddly, and loving, they can also bring unfortunate fragrances to your home. Every cat owner needs an odor remover to prevent their home from smelling like Fluffy’s litter box. 

Keep reading for tips on removing the cat funk in your home:

1. Odor elimination starts with the litter box

While it’s great and time-saving that cats use litter boxes, what about the smell? No matter what, it seems that cat waste leaves an unpleasant scent in the home. The best way to prevent cat odor from overtaking your home is to clean the litter box daily. Otherwise, your cat could become upset and relieve themselves elsewhere in your home. Make sure to clean your cat’s litter box often to avoid the nasty smell of urine and feces. 

2. Baking soda: the wonder substance for eliminating odors

The main source of cat odors is definitely the litter box and baking soda is the miracle cure. Baking soda absorbs odors and neutralizes the smell of urine. To use, either sprinkle it into a freshly cleaned litter box or leave an open box in the same area where the litter has been placed. 

3. Air out your home 

The best way to keep your home free of obnoxious smells is to open the windows. There is simply no better way to combat nasty cat odors, especially since prolonged exposure can lead to serious health problems down the road. If you have more than one cat, it’s even more important to air out your home to keep it smelling fresh. 

4. Clean up your cat’s personal belongings

We’re all aware that not changing the sheets on our bed is unhygenic, so why wouldn’t you do the same for your pets? The spaces your cat play, sleep, eat, and relax are all essential to maintaining your cat’s health. The least you can do as a responsible cat owner is to clean their regularly used spaces so that odors don’t accumulate in your home.