Creating a More Pet Friendly Home
by Paul Roberts
Did you know that 67% of households in America own a pet, with cats and dogs being on the top of that list?
The big question is, how can you have a pet friendly home? You want to make sure that your animals aren’t getting hurt or eating things they shouldn’t.
It is very possible to have a pet and still have a home that doesn’t look like your pet took it over. Read on to learn some minor things you can do to achieve a pet friendly home.
Controlling the Pet Hair
One of the most significant issues you will find is how to control that pet hair. It can get into every nook and cranny. You will find it in your silverware, pots and pans, car, and floor.
Many things help contain pet hair. Vacuuming/sweeping regularly is one of the most beneficial things you can do. Not every vacuum is made the same; finding a vacuum created for pet hair is your best bet.
Bathing your animals or getting them groomed is another crucial part of having a dog-friendly home. Try bathing your pet with these products for a cleaner result. Not only will you have less pet hair, but you will also have a better-smelling house.
A Pet Friendly Home
We all know, no matter how well trained a pet is, they will still have accidents in the house. Carpet can be a bear to clean, often traps in odors, and can damage your floors underneath.
As a smart homeowner, changing the flooring to a more pet-friendly option is an excellent way to increase your home appraisal value. Instead of carpet, try using water-resistant, easy-to-clean, and stain-resistant flooring. Tile, vinyl, bamboo, or hardwood flooring are recommended.
Keeping Your Pets Out of the Trash
Every pet loves to get into the trash can, especially if you have just thrown away some food.
Putting your trashcan under your sink or in a closed-off space is the best way to keep your four-legged friend out of the trash. If placing a trashcan in a closed-off space isn’t possible, try investing in a trashcan with a lid.
Keeping Items Out of Reach
if you have a cat or dog, you know that they are sneaky. They love to get into things they shouldn’t. Sometimes it’s just toilet paper, but sometimes it can be deadly.
To help make a more pet friendly home, read up on what your pet is allergic to and place those items in a cupboard or on high shelves. Remember to move your medication and vitamins to a safe place.
Try keeping doors closed in areas you don’t want your pet unless supervised. Put your knick-knacks, vases, and other breakable items in rooms you don’t want your pet in.
Pet owners are always learning new things about their furry friends. For more pet advice, feel free to browse through our other articles.