It is often said that pet animals make the best of friends for their owners, and this is the reason why their existence has to be acknowledged and even celebrated in the continuous trials and tribulations of life. The pet does not remain a mere animal for its owner when it comes into their life but instead becomes as close to them as any other family member is. Pets have always shown to reciprocate the love that they are offered by their owners, and this makes the pet owners think about their well-being just like they do for their children.
Man is known to pet animals for ages all together now, and this long coexistence with these animals has resulted in a rather affectionate relationship between both. Now that that the importance of a pet in the owners’ life has been explained, rather superficially though, it is needless to say that home buyers these days are often looking to make their houses not just a good living space for themselves, but they even spare a considerate thought on making the house a “home” for the pet as well.
Special Pet-Friendly Furniture
Once you decide on owning a pet, you need to think about the comfort of the pet and yourself simultaneously. The comfort of your pet in terms of the space will be a challenging thing to manage if you have never had one in your house earlier. Starting with the basics, you need to have a piece of pet-friendly furniture for your home.
You must ensure that not only does the furniture cater to the spacing that your pet needs, but it should also be such that it is resistant to stains and damages. For that, you should go in for an upholstered furniture piece that might even be slipcovered so that the animal hair, dander, and any other material which the pet leaves behind does not affect the furniture as such.
Manage the Trash
It is also very common for pets to just put their mouths into the trash cans whenever they get the chance. This might be in search of food or something else, but it sure annoys the owners because the pet leaves all the trash scattered outside the trash can, which the owner has to clean later.
For solving this problem, the owners should go in for trash cans with proper, strong lids. These will ensure that the pet does not put its mouth into the trash can and eventually prevents the scattering of the trash on the floor. It is a small but very helpful change that you can bring about in your house when you are planning to have a pet.
You can also think about the designing of the decor of your house based on the theme of pet-friendliness. The pet-themed decor is gaining popularity these days, and interior designers have reported increased demand for these themes by the house owners. For having an excellent pet-themed house, you can think of having pet prints and pet printed fabric for the various coverings of your home.
You can buy these easily from the various online platforms which are now devoted to providing pet-themed items to interested pet lovers.
One such online platform is the Canvas Pop website, which has been known for its interesting collection of pet-centric items that have been bought by pet lovers from all over the world. You can have pet portraits hung up on the walls of your house and can even think of having soft toys and showpieces resembling your pets in the house to add to the cuteness of your decor.
A Cute, Little Home
The younger pets, be it the kittens or the puppies, somehow find the small spaces in the house very attractive and tend to spend most of their time at these places only. This becomes a problematic issue because most of the time, these spaces are very inaccessible and also not the right place to feed and play with the pets.
To solve this problem, the owner must think of getting a personal space made for the pets. You can then feed, play, and make the pet sleep in that particular space that you have made up for them. It will make life simpler for you and the pet.
Consideration for Pet Grooming
A pet-friendly house will always be incomplete if there is no place and product present in the house, which can be used for the proper grooming of the pet. It is a fact that most of the illnesses among pets can be handled and prevented if they are groomed regularly with conscious efforts. For this, you must have adequate space in your house where you can regularly bathe and groom your pet and can take care of it very well. You can go for the specialized grooming items and products that can be used for grooming the pets.
Even the flooring of the house has to be decided by keeping the pet of the house into account. If you are going in for hardwood furniture and flooring of the house, then there are higher chances that your pet might scratch the flooring, which you will have to clean up every day by putting in some extra efforts. For this purpose, you must go in for ceramic tile flooring or laminate flooring, which will not be damaged by any scratching, and therefore, there will be no visible signs of insult on the flooring.
Paint on the Wall
The walls of your house are another aspect that can be a target of the potential scratching by your pet. For this purpose, you need to put in a lot of thinking about the kind of paints that you want to put up on the walls of your house.
Most of the pet owners have started to go in for semi-gloss paints for the walls of their houses because such paints can be easily washed if the scratch marks are left on them by the pet. What you must seriously avoid as far as the wall paints are considered is to have hard textured paint on the walls. This is because such a texture attracts the pet, and the pets usually respond by scratching only.
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