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Cats, Laundry, and Laundry Room Safety

By November 30, 2012

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Cat in laundry basket Photo Credit: iStockPhoto/Stefan HermansDuring the holiday times with dinners and house guests, many of us are doing more laundry. These warmth-producing machines (and fresh laundry right from the dryer) are inviting to cats.

I know this first hand from my cat Barnie, who decided to check out the clothes dryer. Very scary! Thank goodness he was OK.

Here are some additional laundry room precautions for pets from Mary Marlowe Leverette, the About.com Guide to Laundry.

Tips for removing cat urine odor from laundry is a common request. Cats Guide Franny Syufy offers some excellent health assessment questions and laundry solutions for getting those clothes clean again.

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Photo Credit: iStockPhoto/Stefan Hermans


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