Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Protecting Your Pet: Cats and Your Furniture
If you own a cat, you probably know no room is off limits. But it's never too early to train or retrain them. In tonight's protecting your pet, hea some products that will make your cat... "Scat"!
Robin Budin Own 5 Cats: "I have five cats they go wherever they want."
WSVN--But a harmless stroll can turn dangerous.
Robin: "It's hot, you stay there"
Especially if a stove is on.
Robin: "I have to worry that he'll run across the stove and burn his feet"
Bacteria on kitty's paws can contaminate counter tops where there's food.
If allergies or asthma are a problem animals can cause havoc.
Robin: "This is my daughter's bedroom, I don't want the cats here at all, she's allergic to the hair."
There maybe other places we'd like off limits like our favorite chair.
Robin: "The minute that box is moved, she's on the chair."
But the good news is there are lots of products that you can buy which can help keep pets off of places you don't want them to be...Keep them safe and keep them from destroying your home.
Get them to "scat"...Using repellant sprays.
Pet Smarts Dave Jarratt: "You can use it to repel them from one area or an entire room. Typically it has to be applied every 24 hours, but it's an odor that cats will not like."
Just be careful where you spray.
Dave: "You should never spray it on food or food handling areas when ingested it can be harmful."
There's also sticky tape.
Robin: "You just line it up and then peel it off That's cool"
Robin: "We got the tape and put it on the furniture, and now they don't go there their paws will stick to it...it really works."
As a last resort try a scat mat. They get a tiny harmless shock when they jump on it.
Dave: "It's humane and safe."
Dave: "If you use it consistently, every time they jump on that piece of furniture or counter they're going to get a sensation they don't enjoy so they're going to stop jumping on it all together."
Robin: "I'm going to turn it on."
Robin was "shocked" to see how well it works.
Another trick to keep them off your furniture get them their own.
Dave: "It allows them some place to get rid of that extra energy to climb and playing especially if you have multiple cats."
In the end you'll both be more comfortable in your home.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
PET SMART in Aventura