Tips For Living With a Cat

Cats make great companions, but the odor and mess of their litter box isn't always ideal, and they often like to chew or scratch. Find some clever ways to make cohabitating with feline easier and less smelly.

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Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Photo By: Bethany Nauert

Feline Short On Space

Cats can make great apartment dwellers, and do well with busy owners who may be away from home most of the day. They don't need a lot of space or constant companionship, most cats will be perfectly content with a few good places to nap and sunny window to gaze out at the world.

Before: Litter-ally, Unappetizing

Litter boxes pose a big problem for all cat lovers. They’re a necessary part of life, but that part of life…has no business in the kitchen.

Nice Grass

Indoor cats are mostly carnivores, but even they need their greens. Growing cat grass can be a great way to bring the outdoors in while taking care of your best buddy.

An Easy Amenity

Just because you don’t have a green thumb, doesn’t mean your cat has to miss out. Most cat grasses grow best indoors, with minimal light. You got this.

Meow Manor

Cats love to reign over their kingdoms from their thrones. But a big piece of furniture like this is going to need to pull its weight: Operation Cat Condo commence.

Knock, Knock

Doggies aren’t the only ones who like to have their own doors. A generous opening is measured to accommodate a healthy sized cat.

Use a Saw in Lieu of Claws

An oscillating saw can be used to make a precise cut. These small saws are very user-friendly, but safety goggles are a sawdust must.

Smooth Operator

White electrical or duct tape can be used to create smooth edges around the opening. No splinters for this kitty- once it’s done, time to reassemble the cabinets.

What a Welcome

The result is a fancy and finished entrance for your feline friend. Talk about VIP treatment.

Waiting Room

A two-cabinet unit will give your kitten a space to wipe their paws before using the restroom. Some washi tape, a cozy piece of carpet and cleaning tools finish off this little lobby.

Convenient Cleaning

A tiny sweeper and dust pan come in handy when your cat creates crumbs. The fact that these little tools are adorable may make them more fun to use.

A Pet’s Powder Room

Now this litter box has an appropriate place and it’s cat has a little privacy. Think about adding some of your cat’s cutest pictures above the box. Remind yourself who you’re scooping for to make the job a little easier.

Keep it Cushy

A washable, durable, yet comfortable and attractive cushion will give this cat a place to rest when she’s looking for penthouse views.

Luxurious Living

This piece is officially a five-star hotel for your purring pal. With a place like this, they shouldn’t want to sleep or shed anywhere else.

It'll Keep Them Off the Furniture

A new kitty station should keep them from snoozing on the furniture, maybe some of the time.

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