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  • How to Get That Catty Smell Out of Your Home

    When were you first introduced to "cat smell”? I was seven. The girl down the street had a few cats (my family did not), and I hated going to play at her house because it reeked. Now, whenever I smell "cat,” I think back to little Julie’s stinky house. Now that I have two cats …

  • 5 Tips for Controlling Cat Litter Scatter and Tracking

    Litter tracking is one of the most common complaints cat owners have. No matter where you keep your cat’s litter box, somehow litter ends up everywhere ÔÇô- on the floors, in your shoes, even in your bed! There’s nothing quite like having to brush litter bits off the bottoms of your feet before you put …

  • For Our Cats, We Rearranged Our Home — and Our Lives!

    Catster editor: “We’re looking for stories about how people clean or rearrange their homes and their physical space to accommodate their cats. Do you have any stories like that?” Me: Gales of uncontrollable laughter, verging on hysteria. Before we got our current batch of kitties, we spent days getting our home ready: getting a new …

  • Herding Cat Hair: Harder Than Herding Cats

    I open my front door. My spurs jingle, and the heels of my cowboy boots echo on the hardwood floors as I take my position. A rattlesnake shakes its tail, and through a dust-dappled ray of sunshine, a tiny little tumbleweed rolls by. Oh, wait: That’s not a tumbleweed! It’s a rolling floof of cat …

  • 5 Tools for Cleaning Cat Hair Off Furniture and Clothes

    Okay, admit it: You’ve probably got cat hair all over your house. No matter how often you vacuum, sweep, and groom your cat, it seems like there’s always hair on your sofa, chairs, quilts, and even in your clean laundry. Here are a few nontoxic tools that can help you get rid of the cat …

  • Three Nontoxic Products That Can Help Control Cat Odor

    We all know that we need to clean the waste out of our cats’ litter boxes at least once a day, and dump the litter and thoroughly wash the boxes themselves on a regular basis. But no matter how good we are at these chores, accidents happen.Your cat may urinate outside the box because of …

  • Cleaning Your House the Cat and Earth-Friendly Way

    Cats love to explore their environments. You’ll find them prowling through your living room, slinking along the kitchen counter, having a snooze in the bathroom sink, or even poking a head in the toilet bowl. What you may not know is that your cat’s daily routine could be exposing him to potentially harmful chemicals through …

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