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Who doesn’t want to have a pet? Unless you’ve got a specific allergy to cat’s hair or feathers, it’s fair to say that most families in the western world adopt a pet. Dogs, cats, rabbits, or even birds bring a new sense of joy and excitement to your home. But there’s one thing they also bring, and it’s a path of destruction. Pets, while they make fantastic everyday companions, can tear your house and garden apart in a matter of minutes. That’s precisely why it so important to make sure your home is absolutely pet-proof. Pet-proofing your property fulfills two essential functions. Firstly, it protects your beloved belongings from getting chewed or damaged in any other way. Secondly, it also protects your pet from accidentally injuring itself. But different pets have different needs.
For a family dog
Dogs, and especially young dogs, can have a tendency to chew items that evoke your smell when you’re away. Countless shoes, sofas and other items of furniture have perished in this way. Consequently, if you need to leave the house, make sure your pet stays either in a clean and safe room or in the garden. You can find also plenty of good tips on dogsbynina.com to help train your dog out of this chewing habit! If you choose to leave your dog in the garden, make sure the area is safe for it to play and relax. Avoid plants that are toxic and keep your garden secure with a fence.
For a house cat
If you adopt a cat, you need to pay close attention to any area that could be scratched. By using a hormone diffuser, you can help your cat to get rid of nervous marking habits, from scratching to urinating in the house. But you won’t get your cat to abandon its sense of playfulness and adventure. So it’s important to give your cat somewhere to play, especially for house cats. High shelves left empty to relax, or a climbing pole can be all you need!
For a house parrot
If you get a bird, it’s fair to say that you’ll let the cage open from time to time. So make sure to select houseplants that are safe for birds to avoid any trouble. If you decide to adopt one of the smartest and most mischievous species, a parrot, you’ll need to be extra vigilant about strings, remote controls and small gadgets. Parrots can easily open a bottle or press keys on a keyboard. As they love to explore, make sure the area is safe.
For a house rabbit
Rabbits are cute little balls of fur. But unfortunately, they like to chew everything in the house. So if you’ve got a rabbit, take a look at myhouserabbit.com to make sure your house is rabbit-proof. For a start, use wire cover on every apparent cable. You can also block off areas with a baby gate, so it’s easier to control your chewing friend. Finally, avoid any toxic houseplants as domesticated rabbit don’t know how to recognize these.
The bottom line is that your home decor needs to suit your needs but also your pet’s needs. So make sure to create a home that is safe and entertaining for your entire family!