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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

5 Tips for Making Your Home Cat-Friendly

Studies have shown that cats who live indoors tend to live longer than those who are exposed to outside dangers such as traffic, predators, diseases and animal abusers. Because of this, keeping your cat indoors is something you should definitely consider. Still, if you're going to keep your cat indoors, there are some adjustments you should make in order to make your home more cat-friendly. We have come up with 5 that are guaranteed to help you create a place that your feline friend is going to enjoy living at.

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Create Private Space for Your Cat
All the cats love taking some time from social demands and spending some time on their own. That's why you should find a perfect spot and create some private space for your cat. This is something that can easily be done by making the space behind your sofa or under your bed available for your cat. If you want to make sure your cat enjoys spending time at that spot, you can always place a blanket there. It's important to mention that cats shouldn't be disturbed while using their private space unless it's something that simply cant wait.

Buy a Lot of Pillows
If you want your cat to feel cozy all the time, you should buy a lot of pillows and place them all around your home. What's great about having so many pillows is that it doesn't only make your home more suitable for your cat but it also makes it look better. You can put these on your bed, sofa or simply keep a few of these on the floor for your cat. Cats rest even up to 16 hours a day, which means there can never be too many spots for relaxation in your home. When it comes to material for your pillows, you can go for absolutely anything you want.

Save Your Cat a Spot Next to the Window
Your feline friend simply needs to experience outside world even if you are having them live indoors. So when making your home more cat-friendly, you should also try to create a perfect spot next to the window for your cat so that they can get all the outside world they need. Just make sure there is a place where your cat can sit or lie down while looking outside. If your windows is too high, placing a chair or a coffee table next to it is always a good idea.

Get a Bed for Your Cat
Since cats spend quite a lot of their time sleeping, you'll want to make your home more enjoyable for your cat you should get a bed especially for them. Today, there are beds that are specifically designed for cats to feel more comfortable. Of course, you should never go for the first cat bed you come across. Just like with any other cat accessories, you should always buy at a proven store like Net to Pet. When it comes to the positioning of your cats bed, make sure you put it somewhere quiet and warm.

Buy a Scratching Post
Another thing your cat is going to need is something to scratch. This is the case because cats need to maintain their claws and mark their territory. Having this in mind, getting a scratching post is extremely important, especially if you don't want to end up with scratched furniture.

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When choosing a scratching post for your car, make sure you always go for the tallest one you can find. If you do that, your cat will be able to scratch vertically at their full stretch.

Follow all of these 5 tips and you will turn your home into a real cat-friendly place. And there's no reason to stop there. Always keep looking for some new ways you can make your home more enjoyable for your feline friend.

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