Tips for keeping your cat away from your work plan

Tips for keeping your cat away from your work plan

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Even if you have a great love affair with your cat, there are still times when you would like to see him roaming elsewhere. This is the case when you are cooking and he can't help but get a closer look at what you are cooking (that's the case). Your cat may be a model of cleanliness, imagining its paws on your work surface gives you pimples. To teach him and make him understand that his place is elsewhere, here are some very useful tips.

Precautionary measures

Before making your cat understand that it is forbidden to access the worktop, you can start by making sure that it has no interest in climbing on it. Keep your work plan impeccable. Your cat resists everything except temptation. If you leave food lying around, your cat will continue to hang around on your work surface. The belly call will always be stronger than your efforts to keep it away. Clean your kitchen as soon as possible after your culinary preparations. This also applies to the sink: your cat can always find some leftover food or a bottom of water to quench its thirst. Lock up your cat during meal time and preparation. If your cat can not help but come to put his truffle in your business, a simple and effective way is to lock him in another part of the house. However, care must be taken to ensure that he always has at least access to his litter. Release it as soon as you finish. Take care of your food corner. So that your cat is not tempted by your meal, make sure that the space where he is eating his own is pleasant enough. For that, it is necessary that its corner intended for food is always clean, that it can have access to croquettes and fresh water all day long. Finally avoid that the litter is too close to the place where it eats, your cat does not like the mixture of the kinds (and we understand it).

The diversion

Another technique is to make him understand that he will find better elsewhere. Give your cat activities he likes. If your cat spends his life on your countertop, it may be because it is the only place in the house that is affordable for him. Make sure your cat has enough accessible “routes” at home to exercise and play outside of your kitchen. By route, we mean different levels and heights on which he can climb as well as spaces near the windows to look outside. The use of the cat tree (in addition some models are very design today) is a good way to occupy your cat elsewhere. You can also offer them food games. These Food Puzzles distribute food provided that the cats handle them. This allows your cat to play, to exercise, to be rewarded with food and above all to stay on the ground rather than on your work surface. Play with him at least once a day. What if its presence on your work plan was only a way for your cat to remember your fond memories? If his problem is attention, try spending a little more time playing or just petting him.

Example of a cat game to make yourself


If all the previous techniques have failed, all you have to do is take away any desire to climb onto the worktop with deterrents. Tactile repellents. Your cat's pads are so sensitive that an unpleasant touch surface is sometimes enough to keep him away. Various techniques exist but the most widespread are aluminum foil or double-sided tape. By jumping on your work plan, the cat will be in contact with elements so repulsive to him that he will go to see elsewhere. Sound repellents. Loud noises are also a source of nuisance for cats. You can for example, when you are away, leave metal dishes (such as baking trays) on the edge of your worktop. By jumping on the work plan, your cat will drop them, producing at the same time a noise which will make it run away. Olfactory repellents. Last solution: odors that keep cats away. It is all the more interesting since your cat is leaking odors which are very suitable for cooking. This is the case with citrus and lavender. You can thus make your own natural repellant using essential oils. Your kitchen will smell good and will also be deserted by your cat (plan in this case that its dining area is installed elsewhere).

Mistakes to avoid

In reality there is only one big mistake not to make: physically punishing your cat. Firstly because you are not a torturer, it is a question of mistreatment but also because it is useless. For the relationship between punishment and climbing on the worktop to be recorded, you would still have to be there when it did and the punishment would be distributed within five minutes. Since it is impossible to be behind him 24 hours a day, your cat may never make the connection between the punishment and his presence on the work plan. Never try!


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