Look closely at your cat’s tongue and you’ll notice it’s covered in tiny little spikes. These are there to help your cat keep itself clean. Every time it licks itself, what it’s doing is removing dead skins cells, excess hair and even fleas.
Dogs groom themselves too but there’s a difference. A cat’s body is much more flexible than a dog’s. So, while your cat can groom almost its entire body itself, a dog can really only reach between its hind legs and paws.
Going to the toilet
Cats aren’t dissimilar to humans when it comes to going to the toilet. Like us, they prefer to go in private when no one else is looking. They will also attempt to cover up their droppings, to stop the smell from spreading.
By contrast a dog will go pretty much anywhere, at least until you train it to go outside. When you’re toilet-training a dog, it’s not uncommon to have to put up with some unpleasant clean-up jobs while your dog learns where you want it to go.
Dogs are adventurous creatures. So, it’s not uncommon for them to run off and dive into muddy, fetid ponds whilst out on a walk. This means they often need a fair bit of human help to keep clean. After a long walk, your dog will need a good bath to help get them clean.
By contrast, your cat does an excellent job of keeping itself clean. It will spend up to half a day grooming itself, and this does a pretty decent job of removing any dander that causes bad smells.
You might imagine that cats are more likely to shed their hair than dogs – and that’s true to a point. But actually, it really depends on the breed. Some breeds of cat, such as the American Bobtail, Norwegian Forest cat and Ragdoll, tend to shed a fair bit of fur. But equally if you own a German Shepherd, Golden Retriever or a Huskie, you’ll often find they leave their fur behind on your furniture when they’ve been sat on it.
Easiest to clean
Ever tried giving a cat a bath? It’s practically impossible! Cats are pretty self-sufficient and when it comes to staying clean, well, they like to take matters into their own hands. This is fine up to a point. But when it comes to things like nail clipping it can cause a problem. Trimming your cat’s nails is a two-person job. And even then, if your cat is not relaxed, it can quickly turn futile. By contrast, dogs are pretty comfortable with having their nails trimmed, their teeth cleaned and even having a bath. Which is a good thing too because dogs can get pretty grubby!
Looking for pet cleaning products? Check out these two Thane H2O cleaners
Both the Thane H2O HD and the Thane H2O e3 cleaning system are perfect if you own a cat or a dog. The Thane H2O HD uses simple tap water to create a powerful steam cleaner that helps you keep your home clean and sanitised. It’ll kill up to 99.99% of germs and bacteria with the power of steam. So, whether you’re doing a deep clean or just cleaning up after your pet, you can be confident it’ll get the job done.
The Thane H2O e3 system is slightly different, but no less effective. It uses tap water and table salt to create two powerful oxidants. Not only do they cut through grease and grime, but they also have the power to both sanitise and deodorise the surface you’re cleaning. Even better, you don’t have to keep any harmful chemical cleaning products in your home. Both the Thane H2O HD and the Thane H2O e3 give you a pet safe cleaning product that’s kind to your home, too.