How to Kitten-Proof Your Home in 4 Steps

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Cleaning Tips

Kittens are just like babies in many ways. They are extremely curious and active in the first months of their life. While babies are not able to move much (not until their first year), kittens are able to explore almost every part of your home from the very beginning of their life.

That’s why you should know how to protect them from any possible harm. They don’t know what electricity is. They are not afraid of knives, heights and poisonous detergents in your home.
How to Kitten-Proof your home

If you want to feel calm for the health of your little buddy while not at home, you need to kitten-proof your home! Follow our four easy steps:

Step 1: Clean Your Home

Kittens may swallow some small objects you barely see. That’s very dangerous and you should remove such objects from every place your pet is able to reach. Hide any cords and remove all dangerous things that may choke or harm your cat. Some of the most dangerous objects you can find in your house are needles. Lock them in a drawer and then see how you can maintain a clean home with pets around. See how you can prolong the life of your carpets with pets around.

Step 2: Close Dangerous Places

You don’t want your pet to drink water from the toilet, right? Close the lid of your toilet and after that close the door of your bathroom. You can continue with closing the lid of your washing machine. Washing machine can be a comfortable place for a baby cat to sleep because of the warmth inside. You want your cat to be clean, but you surely don’t want it washed! Close the door of your terrace, if you have one. Even an adult cat may fall down from a balcony, especially if hunting pigeons or if the cat is in its reproduction period. Your little kitty must not be on the balcony without your surveillance.

Step 3: Inform Your Family Members

Make sure all members of your family know about all dangerous things and places for your cat. Remind them to close every door when they have to get in or get out of a room. It can be vital for your kitten’s life! You are probably used to pet hair on upholstery furniture, but it is a good idea to invest in a specialised upholstery cleaning service as it will reduce the allergy symptoms.

Step 4: Remove All Dangerous Plants

There are many plants that may harm your cat. If your cat chews a poisonous plant, it may die! Chewing and swallowing some non toxic, domestic plants may result in vomiting and diarrhea. If you have a plant which you know nothing about, Google it and search for information about it. Remove it, if it’s bad for your cat! If you are using harsh household products, make sure you check this post.

A few more words

A friend of mine who is a cat sitter in London, has told me so many stories about irresponsible cat owners. It was a little bit of shock to hear about a cat who was left to play with needles, right in front of its owners’ sight…Irresponsibility! If you really love your pet, you would do anything to secure its health and life. Sometimes, small things can be extremely important and dangerous. Pay close attention to the details in your home and you will sleep peacefully!