Having house pets is more than just having little fur balls running around in our houses, they become family, and as such they deserve more love and care than just animals would. Being part of the family means that you also get certain privileges and your pets will also enjoy the little things.
When you remodel your home, it does not mean that you have to change a lot of things, rather it means that you will have to get small things installed which will ease your pets’ moving around the house. Also, remodeling will help your pets be more house-friendly and real part of the family.
Your pets usually end up sleeping in places where it is more comfortable not just for them, but for us too; sofas, couches, beds are mostly occupied by them, and the most irritating thing about it is that they will infest those places with their fur, which can sometimes be quite hard to remove.
In order to preserve our comfortable places for us and to only share when we want to, it is a good idea to make sleeping quarters around the house for your little pets. A few old blankets placed strategically under counters or cabinets or where you notice your pets are most comfortable taking naps.
Another great issue for pet owners is where to keep the grooming equipment and where to set up a feeding area. It is important that your pets learn when and where they are going to be fed. Designate an area where you will feed your pets, and only do that there; it is good for discipline and to keep the rest of the house clean.
Moreover, you can install built-in treat and water dispensers under counters and cabinets which your pets can easily access; but teach them how and when they can use it, so that they do not go overboard.
Pay attention to what your pets like to ruin in their spare time, cats love to climb on drapes, so it is time to get rid of them and invest into blinds and shades to avoid shredded drapes in your room. Furthermore, be careful with how you install shelves in your rooms, as certain pets will love to climb and jump from one to another.
On the other hand, investing into carpets, which are more pet friendly, in a sense that it will not irritate them and you, can get carpeting that will also help you with cleaning and fur maintenance.
It is also a good idea to invest into shower quarters inside, or outside, that will help you clean your pets if they are adventurous and like to go off into the wild to get dirty. By giving them a short bath, you will accustom them to the notion that they cannot just go into the house whenever they have been outside. Along with some pet care products and treats, they will learn to respect your wishes.
Teaching them cleanliness will not only help them behave more appropriately but it will also help you with keeping them cleaner and your house too.
Ariel Bellamy, a blogger in love with life, writing, staying healthy and sharing the experience. You can also reach her on @BellamyAriel