How can you Pet Proof Your New Home?

Posted by Justin Havre on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 11:06am.

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Moving into a new home is an exciting time. Everything is fresh and clean, and you can decorate it the way you want. However, if you are a pet owner there are some things that you need to take into consideration. Here are some things you will need to do to make sure your home is pet friendly.

Rugs

It's always a good idea to own a few nice rugs. Rugs will protect your flooring, and pets typically love to lay on a rug to rest. This will help collect a majority of the animals hair and dirt that they carry with them. You will want to own rugs that have small fibers, are dark colored, and contain somewhat of a pattern. This will help hide dirt and pet hair. Rugs are a great thing to own when you have pets, and will provide a great place for them to lay.

Furniture

You will want to protect your furniture from potential clawing if you own a pet. Use stylish throws to help protect your furniture. You will want throws that blend in with your home decorations. If you have a cat, invest in a post for scratching. Provide your dog with chew toys to help deter them from chewing on your furniture.

Chemicals

You will want to keep all harmful chemicals up and out of the way, so your pets cannot access them. The best idea is to store these items in a storage cabinet. Pets can become bored, and they busy themselves by getting into things they shouldn’t. Don’t take any risk, plan for this ahead of time by taking all the right precautions.

Training

You can prepare your home all you want, but if your pet is not taught the correct manors your home will become a romping room for them. It is highly important that you take the time and have them properly trained. This will help keep your home in order, and you will be a happier pet owner.

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