Less Hassle, More Play & Cuddle – Tips for Simplifying Life with Cats

By Maria Rogerson

December 18, 2018Pets

I’ve always thought that people who are not into cats are just people who haven’t gotten the change to feel the power of their purrs and nose rubs yet. And those same people always think I must be crazy to put so much effort into making an animal feel comfortable and loved when it just stares at you and meows all day long (while plotting ways to achieve world domination in the meantime). Oh, the list of thing they don’t know… However, although I am not always willing to admit, they do get a thing or two right. If there was only a way I could get all the fun and hugs without all those pesky musts… Well, while there’s no way for this wish to come true, there are a few things we can do to help make thing easier.


Keep Things Fresh without Too Much Stress

Changing the content of your cat’s litter box after 4-7 days (depending on what you use) means a fresh and clean start, right? But, what good is it for when it takes only a day or two for you to be able to feel that distinct smell in the air again? Well, apart from being on schedule with scooping out your cat’s waste on a daily basis, you can also get a spray that can help a lot when it comes to dealing with litter odour. It also comes in powder form and in which case you’ll need to make sure it contains natural mineral granules which are cat safe. Another way to minimize odour is to get a covered cats litter tray. These trays are great if your cat likes to scratch a lot of the litter out of the box. Also, a covered cats litter tray means your cat will be able to enjoy more privacy.

Taking a Urine Sample Made Simple

Whether doing a routine check-up or you have something specific that worrying you, on top of being time-consuming, taking your cat to the vet is almost always a stressful event for both you and your cat. Luckily, there’s a stress-free way to get a sterile urine sample by using pearl litter which features a sterile syringe to draw out the urine. This type of litter does not absorb nor alter the urine. This is a great way to avoid what might turn into a stressful overnight stay for your cat.

Exercise the Body & Mind of Your Bored Feline

You come home from work and all you want to do for the next half an hour or so is relax and maybe take a short nap. However, someone has been napping all day long and your rest time turns into play (and scratch) time. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re in need of a food-dispensing cat toy. You can leave such a toy for your cat to play with while you’re not at home if you’re sure it’s safe enough and if you’ve seen the cat use it before properly. Otherwise, you can simply use this ally when you want to rest without all the meowing and jumping on your head. What’s more, you can even make a DIY food-dispensing cat toy, fill it with some healthy snacks and watch your cat have a blast! After playing with it for 5-10 minutes, your cat will be probably more interested in taking yet another nap right next to you rather than jumping around.