Pet-Proof Your Home with These 5 Tips

Welcoming a new pet into your home is truly a joyous occasion. However, you still need to think about making your home more pet-friendly. You don’t want to risk your pet getting hurt or damaging your furniture and cables. That said, pet-proofing your home doesn’t have to take a lot of your time, and you most definitely don’t need to sacrifice the stylishness of your home interior.

Take care of your upholstery

If you generally plan to reupholster your furniture, it is a good idea to go with some durable materials. You may be surprised to learn this, but velvet is one of the best and most durable furniture materials when it comes to dealing with energetic pets. It also looks great. On the other hand, if you don’t plan to reupholster, you can always opt for throw blankets. These will protect your sofa and armchairs from dirty paws, they are easy to clean, and a range of different patterns allows you to style up your home effectively while pet-proofing it.

What about the floors

In general, the best and the most practical solution for your floors is to ditch the rugs altogether. With a pet that spends time both indoors and outdoors, getting rid of all the rugs can be a lifesaver. However, if you want to keep the warmth that rugs provide for your home, opt for a low pile rug that’s darker in color and/or has small patterns. Rugs like these are easier to clean and the stains don’t look extremely obvious. In general, avoid shag or chunky wool, jute and sisal rugs like a plague.

Add more closed storage

Open shelving is very stylish and trendy at the moment, but you should place them on the upper parts of your walls where your pet can’t reach them. When it comes to areas that they can reach, closed cabinets are a must. Not only will this help you store away your valuables, cables, and potentially dangerous items such as cleaning agents that could hurt your pet, but more closed storage will also help you create a clutter-free environment in your home.

Designate a pet area

Even though your pet is probably going to move around your home, it still needs its own space. In general, pick a place that can easily be cleaned – this can be an area in the kitchen, laundry room, hallway and similar – basically any area where your pet can have some peace and just enough freedom of movement. The next step is to fill this area with pet essentials such as a crate, bed, toys, water and food bowls. These days, it’s easy to find a reputable pet shop online and get everything your pet will need for complete comfort, health and happiness. Other essentials include pet treats, collars, hygiene products, etc.

Use accent pieces

In order to keep your home stylish and well-decorated while keeping it pet-friendly, you need to find the perfect balance between budget-friendly and maybe more expensive decor. As mentioned, use affordable throw blankets and easily removable decorative cushions covers, and create a stylish look with accent pieces that your pet can’t reach such as wall art. Also, it’s important to have plants in your home but keep them somewhere your pet can’t get to and avoid those that are generally toxic for animals.

If you want to minimize the risk of accidents in your home, it’s essential that you spend time with your pet, let it play and run outside, train it patiently and select its food carefully. That way, your pet will be loved, happy and healthy and won’t be as interested in your furniture and other bits and pieces as it may be otherwise.

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    One way to keep pets safe is to build some enclosure that would allow them to explore and have fun while minimising damage and health hazards. For instance, if you have cats, building a catio is a great idea. The internet is full of catio DIY ideas, and one can always find something to fit the design of the house, garden or the limits of a strict budget!

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    Keeping your home safe for pets involves securing potential hazards. Start by storing toxic substances out of reach. Tuck away electrical cords and cables to prevent chewing. Use baby gates to limit access to dangerous areas. Invest in pet-proof trash bins and secure furniture to avoid accidents. stainless steel litter box

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    The diversity among pets is remarkable. From the gracefulness of fish swimming gracefully in an aquarium to the colorful fluttering of birds in a cage, each species offers its own charm. Cats, with their enigmatic personalities and independent nature, often carve out their territory within our homes while demanding just the right amount of attention. Dogs, on the other hand, exude an unmatched enthusiasm, eagerly awaiting our return and ready to shower us with affectionate licks and playful barks.

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    I totally agree that having a pet can do wonders in form of companionship, however having one means a lot of work on the end of the owner. Like you have mentioned in this post, multiple areas within the house needs attention and the owner has to have various tools like a vaccum pump, detergents and cleaners for furniture and carpets. As said, the best thing to do is to train them habitually which reduces the overall attention a owner has to pay everytime. Thanks for sharing these tips. Appreciate it.

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