More Space Meow! Learn to Keep Your Cat Happy in a Small Home
As more and more people move to urban areas or look to minimize and simplify their lives, small-space living is on the rise. This trend toward scaling back is great news for cat lovers. But sharing your small home with a cat isn’t without its challenges. Read on to ensure you and your feline friend live in harmony when space is at a premium.
Give your cat a “territory.”
By nature, cats are territorial, just like their wild counterparts. A domestic cats don’t need acres of grassland to roam, but they should have a special place in your small home. Let your cat pick his or her favorite spot — perhaps a windowsill, a high perch or a dark hiding spot — and set up a comfy bed or blanket. Intrusions, from either humans or other pets, should be kept to a minimum in this area.
Forget about “off-limits.”
In a small space, your cat will need a lot of freedom to explore. Expect furniture, tables or even kitchen countertops to be a part of his or her territory. Store food, breakables and anything else you don’t want your cat to get into behind closed cabinet doors so your cat can roam free.
Choose a cat litter made for tight quarters.
The litter box can be the trickiest part of sharing a small home with a cat. You need a litter that delivers powerful odor control and makes it easy to keep the box clean. World’s Best Cat Litter harnesses the concentrated power of corn for long-lasting performance and keeps odor under control even in the tightest spaces. As a bonus for apartment dwellers who dread trash trips, this all-natural litter alternative is also flushable* and septic-safe.
Cats can be perfect pets for people living in small spaces. All it takes is a little planning and compromise to keep everyone purring and content!
*The State of California encourages the disposal of cat feces in trash and discourages flushing feces in toilets or disposing of them in drains.