Owning a cat tree house usually means that you own a very active cat. The purpose of the cat tree house is to get your feline friend to scratch the tree instead of your expensive furniture. Over time the cat tree house can become very dirty from general dust and dirt to cat hair, broken nails, and possibly even hairballs. Whatever the reason, you want to keep it clean, as a dirty cat tree house can cause your pet to become ill. Cleaning the carpet that lines it is important, as the wrong cleaner could cause your cat to get, sick as they have a tendency to eat bits of it. The following article will run down a list of cleaners safe for the cat tree house carpet and your cat.
Off the Shelf Cleaners
Buying a carpet cleaner off the shelf can be an issue when you want to use it to clean the cat tree house. Unlike with the normal carpet in your home, a cat will tend to nibble the carpet on the tree and rub its body on it instead of clawing at it. This is because many of these trees are treated with catnip or catnip oil. It is imperative that you read the cleaner label and make sure that it is safe for animals to be exposed to.
Cleaning a cat tree house carpet with a carpet cleaner that creates suds could be harmful since residue from the soap still remains in the fibers of the carpet, and the cat may nibble on the carpet. This will lead to them ingesting the soap, which can cause bad stomach issues.
Even products that consist of all-natural ingredients can harm your cat. Certain plants and oils that are used in these products can cause your cat to become ill. If you do not know what the ingredients are on the back of the product, then do not buy it. You can use the Internet to search for these ingredients and do a bit of research as to how they affect animals. Most of the cleaners you see that are all-natural will be safe for your pet, but it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution.
Basic over Advanced
Most of the time we think that the best products are those that cost a lot of money. This simply is not the case, and the sooner we realize that, the better off we will be. There are two products everyone has in their home that can clean the carpet on a cat house tree: toothpaste and water. Effervescent toothpaste is typically the best, but any will work. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste into a bowl and add a little hot water. Use a whisk to stir it until the toothpaste and water combine to make a loose liquid. Add more water then scrub the carpet down. Rinse with water.