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Why does my cat always barf on my rugs instead of linoleum or the hardwood floor?

My cat has a bad hairball problem, and whenever the seasons change she'll have barfing episodes almost every day for weeks. Okay here's the part that really boggles my mind:Our house is all hardwood floor, with linoleum in the kitchen and the bathrooms. We have a few throw rugs here and there. Now, out of all the places to puke, she ALWAYS chooses to puke on one of the various throw rugs in the house. One time I saw her retching and I picked her up and put her on the linoleum and she ran back to the throw rug and hurled, refusing to barf on bare floor. I really wish she would barf on the hardwood or the linoleum because then I could just quickly wipe it up instead of having to pre-treat and wash the rugs all the time. Does anyone know why cats prefer puking on carpet vs. bare floor surfaces?

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Yes, okorder.com/ ... Tips for cleaning rugs: Use Resolve -- it is the best.... : ) Cat owners know that cats can be a real pain to clean up after at times. They knock things over, leave hair everywhere and often vomit up fur balls on your carpet. Even if you only have one room of carpet in your home they will find a way to make that room their favorite place to vomit. This article will give you some advice on cleaning cat vomit from your carpets so that you can get back to enjoying your pet. The first thing you need to do is clean up as much of the material from the surface as possible. Using dye free paper towels, scoop up any material you can and then blot up any remaining liquid. Next try using a damp cloth on the spot. Do not use any cleaner at this time. First try just plain water. You will be surprised at what plain water can do. Gently blot the spot , do not rub, until the stain is gone or until no more of the stain transfers. If the stain is still present you can now use a bottle of your favorite stain remover. Spray the cleaner on a rag or paper towel and gently dab the spot until the stain is gone or no more color transfers to the towel. Once again be sure to dab the spot and do not rub it. Lastly spray a mixture of 1 part white distilled vinegar to 2 parts water on the spot to neutralize the spot cleaner. Let it sit for a few seconds and then blot the solution up with a rag or paper towel. That's all there is to it. It will only take you a few minutes and then you can get back to enjoying your pet. Good luck. : ) Meooow... : )
Aug 23, 2017
EXCELLENT question. My house is partially carpet and partially linoleum. She ALWAYS barfs on the carpet.. but oh it gets better. She barfs on my pillow, bed, and if I happen to leave clothes out on the floor... yep they get barfed on. It's so annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't count how many times I've had to whip out the carpet cleaner after a barf episode. UGH
Aug 23, 2017
I don't know either, but a majority (if not all) of cats do that. Maybe a rug seems like grass to them or they think that their puke is harder to find there.
Aug 23, 2017
heaving is extremely uncomfortable and the hard floor yields no comfort but the rug does. They can dig their claws in while the wretch and there is not likely to be a splash back. Gross I know but true.
Aug 23, 2017
Because cats are smart and lay around on nice soft cushy carpets and unlike mans best friend they don't like cold hard floors. So when they're ready to throw that hairball out, they do it on the nice cushy spot that they're already on.
Aug 23, 2017

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