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5 Upgrades to Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

It’s important that your pets feel as safe and comfortable in your home as you do. When an animal is stressed, it may refuse to eat, drink or interact with other people or animals. In some cases, stressed animals could destroy property or lash out at their owners. What can you do to make your home easier for your pet to live in?

5 Upgrades to Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

Fence in the Backyard

A yard that has a fence is a yard that an animal can roam free in. Animals generally prefer to be able to wander around without having to wear a leash or a long lead. Invisible fencing products are also available that can help to limit your pet’s movements without the need to build a physical barrier.

Provide Access to Windows

Most dogs and cats tend to enjoy observing the world around them. Dogs may wait by the window so that they can spot their owners as soon as they come home from school or work. Cats generally like to watch bugs, birds or other objects move through their field of view.

Clean Their Space

Using tile floors can be helpful because they tend to be cooler than other surfaces in the home. On a hot day, your cat will appreciate being able to lay around in comfort. In some cases, the tile can help to wear down your animal’s nails, which can make them easier to keep at a proper length. You should consider contacting a local nj tile company if you are getting a puppy. Cleaning up after a potty accident or barfing on carpet is a nightmare to clean up, and stains remain. It’s not as sanitary as accidents on tile.

Provide Routes in and Out of Rooms

Adding cat trees or other passageways in and out of a room can help felines to feel safe from any threats that they face. Doggy doors allow dogs to go in and out of the house, which can be ideal for when they want to roam outdoors or need to go outside to use the bathroom.

Install an Air Conditioner

Pets can’t cool themselves by sweating like humans do. Therefore, on a hot day, it is critical to both cool the air and remove excess moisture. Putting an air conditioner in your home makes it easy and affordable to make a home comfortable for every creature who lives there. Some smaller dogs like pugs have respiratory problems. Leaving them without air conditioning while you are gone from home can affect their breathing due to the hot air.

If you are like most people, your pet is another member of the family. That is why it is important to make sure that it is able to enjoy its surroundings. When your animal is calm and happy, it will tend to be better behaved and better able to provide its unconditional love and companionship.

Angela Saver

Monday 22nd of July 2019

Great post. I know our dog loves to watch out the windows. When we leave the house, he's watching & usually watching when we return.

Rochelle Haynes

Sunday 21st of July 2019

This sounds like a nice idea looking good

Sue E

Thursday 18th of July 2019

I am so happy that I read your review! I had no idea that our furry friends cannot cool themselves off like we can! I mean I don’t let them stay outside or anything, and of course, they are in the air conditioning with us. We do have a tiled floor in our kitchen. Our cat does lay on that floor a little more lately than normal. This definitely was pin worthy! Thank you for sharing this important information ?

Debbie P

Thursday 18th of July 2019

These are all super important. Thanks.

Sarah L

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Very good tips. A doggy door is so very handy for the dog as well as the owner.

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