When it comes to cat furniture, my cats spend the majority of their day either sleeping, clawing, or playing on theirs. Our home has several different styles of cat furniture, but more than enough for all the cats to enjoy. While most cat owners are familiar with putting together cat furniture, not so many think about the importance of Maintaining Cat Furniture. These easy tips will help your cat to enjoy their furniture for as long as possible!
Tighten screws – The majority of my cat furniture is from Little Whiskers. So after constant cat antics, I find the furniture needs a good screw tighten. This keeps the furniture at its sturdiest and it only takes a couple minutes max. You will notice a need to tighten screws when your cat furniture gives a little sway upon use.
Remove loose material – Cat furniture usually has a combination of carpeting/faux fur, sisal rope and attached toys. While these start out fabulous, you may find that aspects start to wear down as your cat enjoys them. You want to remove any material that becomes a hazard for your cat. Many times you will find that the staples that hold some of these materials together come out and need to be removed. A thorough look takes all of a couple minutes and will keep your cat safe and happy!
Clean messes – Cats and messes can go hand in hand, especially on cat furniture. You will find that a puke may occur now and again as well as perhaps a litter accident. Since many times the top perch is higher than we can see, it is important to get a chair and have a thorough look about. Most times, you can use warm water to clean the area and it will look like new in no time at all!
Brush off hair – Cat furniture attracts cat hair as much as it attracts cats. This is a very good thing. However, it will eventually get to the point that the hair is piling up and falling off. You want to give it a good vacuum with the combing brush attachment. You could also use your cat brush to comb away the hair. This keeps the cat furniture looking its best for both you and your cat.