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How to Create a Pet Friendly Home

Published on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in All Animals and Pets

For pet lovers, owning a pet means providing it with comfort, food and love all the time. Those that own cats or dogs even go beyond that by considering their pets as family members. They are the ones who integrate their pet needs with theirs to live in a harmonious relationship with them. If you are planning on getting a new family pet, you should consider how you can transform your home into a pet friendly space.

Since you’ve decided to own a pet, here are a few things that you should think about when it comes to making space for your new family member.

  • Space to Sleep – Most cat and dog owners allow their pets to sleep in their bed but if you want to claim your bed space back, you should provide your pet with a sleeping area for its own. For example, you can buy a bed or crate that you can put in a corner of your bedroom. Another idea is to transform an unused closet to its den.
  • Potty-Time – Pets need their potty break and if you are a cat owner, you should provide your feline friend with its own litter box. Your litter box should be appropriate for your kitty and should be placed in an area where it won’t be disturbed when doing its business. Put in a quiet area where dogs and children won’t gain access to. Install a dog flap in your door if your canine does his business outside.
  • Outdoor Hangouts – If your pets often stay outside, provide them with a shelter that they can hang out. It should be well ventilated and well insulated especially when the temperature drops from time to time or the day gets hotter and hotter. The space should be enough for them to stand and move around and comfy enough to keep them warm.
  • Safety – You should also consider the safety of your pets. To prevent your pets from getting out of your yard, you should install a fence that they won’t be able to jump over or break. For cats you can install a cat enclosure, allowing them to enjoy the outdoors with out the dangers of cars and traffic, people and other animals hurting them.

These are just a few ideas that you can use when transforming your abode into a pet friendly home.


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