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    safi&stu
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    Hey guys, i’m new to here so sorry if this question is in the wrong place, or it’s been asked… i’m still trying to get the hang of the site.

    anyways…

    I was wondering if vinegar infused with oranges as a floor cleaner is safe to use around my kitties. I know that the vinegar is ok, but i’m unsure about the orange part. I know that essential oils aren’t good for them, but I’ve just put orange peels in vinegar and let it sit to infuse, so would that be the same thing as an essential oil? or would it be ok? My oldest (9 months) had a liver infection about 2 months ago because of some flea medication and now I’m super paranoid about what I use around her, because I know cats systems are sensitive. She rolls around on the floor a lot so I don’t want the residue from the oil getting on her fur then her licking herself….

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I’d prefer to use something scented because it’s more pleasant than just straight vinegar, but I’m not sacrificing my cats’ health. Also, if I’m being totally ridiculous, feel free to tell me 😆 this is my first time as a cat mom so as much as i have researched, I’m still nervous I’m going to mess up.

    Thanks!

    #864459

    pussigato
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    Hi Safi and Stu,

    Concats on being a new cat meowmy.

    Sorry for delay. Your post didn’t show up right away. Yes, diluted vinegar is OK. Cats don’t normally like citrus smells so if you want to use orange for a pretty smell, squeeze some juice and use that. Essential oils can be used but you really have to be careful so this is the safest way.

    Good Luck
    PG

    #864464

    safi&stu
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    Thanks PG 🙂

    I was looking into it, and saw that orange is used to keep cats away from gardens or to keep them from scratching furniture. I wouldn’t want to clean the floors with it and then have her get upset that everywhere smells like it, or her not go to her food and water/litter box. We live in kind of a small place so there isn’t really anywhere for her to go and escape it. Should I just play it safe and only use the diluted vinegar?

    #864466

    pussigato
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    yea, stick with diluted vinegar. It gets the job done and she’ll be happy.

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