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How to Make Your Home More Pet Friendly - 8 Steps

Updated: Oct 11, 2022



Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, everyone loves their furry friends. Most of us couldn’t imagine living in an apartment or house without any pets. And why not? Having pets in the home can help keep it clean and comfortable. If you want to welcome your pet friends into your home and add some love to your place, here are 9 helpful tips on how to make your home more pet friendly.



1. Check if your home is pet friendly

First things first. You’ll want to see if your home is pet friendly or not. There are few things you can do to find this out. - Ask your neighbours. - Visit a local pet store and ask about the restrictions for bringing your pet home. - Check with your landlord if you’re renting a home. If you’re not sure, then it’s best to get ahold of someone right away.



2. Get a pet license

Next, you’ll want to get a pet license. This can be useful to remind you and any visitors of your pet’s rules. If you don’t already have a pet license, go ahead and get one right now. It’ll only cost you $10 and it’ll help you get a hold of your excess expenses when you’re bringing home a new friend. Start by searching for your city or town’s website and contact center. Most cities and towns have a website where you can look up the contact information for your local government.



3. Create a visit schedule and stick to it

Now, you’ll want to create a visit schedule and stick to it. Creating a schedule will help you plan ahead and make the most out of your time with your pet friends. You can create a schedule for when you’re home and when you’re out. If you’re not sure about what to do during your out time, you can either ask your landlord or put up a “Out Time” note in your home.



4. Make sure your pet has all the necessities before they arrive

The next thing you’ll want to do is make sure your pet has all the necessities they’ll need before they arrive. This means feeding, grooming and litter training. Your pet will need food and water, a litter box, a bed and a collar and leash. Make sure that you’re prepared to bring these things with you when you’re bringing your new friends home.




5. Don’t forget the micro-chipping!

Next, don’t forget to get your pet’s micro-chipped before they arrive. This will help you reunite with your pet if it ever gets lost. There are a few micro-chipping companies out there so you can find one that’s nearby and affordable. Micro-chipping your pet will help reunite you with them in the event that they go missing. You’ll want to make sure that your pet’s micro-chipping is done in a painless way. It’s best to go to the place where you got the micro-chipping done last time.



6. Hands off the food!

Next, you’ll want to keep your hands off the food. Pets are delicate, tiny creatures that need to eat a special diet. It’s best if you just feed them water and home-cooked meals. This will help you avoid any health issues with your pet. It’ll also keep your pet’s food out of the garbage.




7. Teach them new tricks and be consistent with it

Next, you’ll want to teach your pet new tricks. You can create a training schedule and follow it. What you want to do is take away their food and water when they’re late with their training. This will help you get them used to training with discipline. When you’re practicing your new tricks, you want to make sure that you’re consistent with it. This will help your pet learn to follow your commands and not get distracted by other things.



8. Keep the area clean and safe for them

When you’re welcoming your pet friends home, you’ll want to make sure that the area they’ll be in is clean and safe. It’s best if you have a designated pet-room in your home. You can have a pet-room where you keep their food, water, bed, toys, grooming items and other essentials for your pets. This will help make your pets feel at home in your home.



Conclusion

Although it might be hard to resist the urge to bring a new furry friend home, it’s worth the effort. Having a pet in the home can help keep it cleaner by using their scent to mark their territory. They can also help to keep your loved ones company when you’re not able to, which can be beneficial for people with disabilities or elderly people. Having a pet in the home can improve your mental and physical health, and help you to relax, reduce stress and develop new social skills. Now, it’s up to you to decide if you want to adopt a new pet, or if you want to bring one of your own home.

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