5 Cat Hacks for Smart Pet Parents


Cat HacksThese cat hacks will help make life as a cat parent a little easier.

  1. Baking Soda for the Litter Box

You clean the litter box every day and replace the litter on a regular basis. Unfortunately, sometimes it just stinks no matter how clean you try to keep it. This is when you need to grab a box of baking soda (which you should always have on hand) and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons into the litter box. The baking soda will neutralize the odors the same way it does in your fridge and freezer. You should notice a difference within minutes.

  1. Sticky Tape Training Solution

Train your cat with sticky tape. You’ll need double-sided tape for this cat hack. Cats don’t like sticky surfaces so you can place it anywhere you don’t want him to go – around the sides of your couch, counters, beds, chairs, and anywhere else. When your cat realizes there is this weird sticky tape he will avoid those areas. You might have to adjust the tape from time to time when your cat finds ways around it, but once he avoids those places you can remove the tape. He’ll stay away even after it’s gone.

  1. Improve the Cat Tree

Cats love these trees where they can climb, scratch, and nap. Make the cat tree even better with a new toilet brush. Remove the bristle section from the new and unused toilet brush (most are detachable). Attach the brush section to the side of the cat tree. Now when your cat is feeling an itch, she can rub up against the brush! She’ll be grooming herself and loving it.

  1. Remove Cat Hair with Ease

There are all kinds of products out there that claim to be the best at removing cat hair. Most of them are expensive and none of them works as well as this simple trick: water. Use a new spray bottle to lightly mist the area you want to clean. The water makes the hair cling to your hand or glove so it’s easy to brush off. If you don’t want to use your hands, you can use a damp kitchen sponge instead, and lightly brush the hair away onto the floor or into the trash. This cat hack rules them all.

  1. Don’t Fear the Bath Tub

Does bathing your cat bring about images of your cat flailing about with claws and teeth bared while you try to avoid the wrath? Cats can be bathed without you needing a stash of bandages. Place an old window screen in the sink or tub. Put your cat on top of the screen where she’ll sink her claws into the screen and remain in place until the bath is over. This gives you time to clean her up without the stress.

Do you have any cat hacks to share? Tell us in the comment section!

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Nicky LaMarco has been a freelance writer since 2001. Nicky is an experienced ghostwriter and copywriter. She also writes for a variety of magazines. Nicky lives in Maine with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. Learn more about her at www.nickylamarco.com.