6 Unique Ways to Make Your Pets Feel At Home
“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.“
– George Eliot
Who doesn’t love a pet? They are the special beings that we humans share this planet with. If you follow international news you would know that countries like New Zealand, Europe, and Canada now officially recognize animals as sentient’ beings (meaning they feel emotions like humans). The recent Act established in New Zealand makes it necessary to ‘recognize animals as sentient‘ and that owners must ‘attend properly to the welfare of those animals’. Even other developed countries are following this trend.
Even many people in India, care for animals and the bond gets more special when we talk about pets. And when we talk about pets they can be dogs, fishes, cats, turtles, white rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. Dogs are very common and even cats are preferred as pets by some people. Every pet has its own character and they can create a mess when in a bad temper or playful. Also, they will make you giggle, smile and laugh many times when you are around. They do deserve special treatment.
In case you are buying a new home, these tips will be very helpful for you as you can create pet-friendly spaces easily as you do not have to do any renovation. With this blog, we will suggest you few interesting tips that will help you in making your home comfortable, secure and event fun for your pets. Go through it and if you like to share with a friend or acquaintance has a pet and can make use of these tips:
Paw safe flooring
For the safety of paws for your felines and canines, you can choose pet-friendly flooring. It simply means that the floors should be clean and non-slippery. Also, avoid using carpet as pets are very playful and carpets must be avoided if you have a pet at home. They also become breeding ground for small insects like dog fleas etc. and can lead to health issues for your pets.
Electric Safety for Pets
There’s a risk that people always forget that treating electrical cables and cords is an essential part both for kids and pets because they there lies a risk that they might play with loose cable and wires and suffer an electric current because of it. When you buy a new home, make it a point to check that electric cabling/wiring has been done carefully, keeping in mind safety parameters.
In case you confront this issue at your home, you can fix it up by properly covering the wires and cables.
Avoid Hazardous Plants
Keeping indoor plants or having a kitchen garden is a very good thing in modern world where living spaces are limited, mostly in metro cities like NCR, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, etc. But there are plants that can be hazardous for the health of your pets. Like, dogs or cats seldom eat plants as an innate natural habit they are born with.
If you feel concerned after reading this, here is some factual information for you:
- Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)
- Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
- Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Hyacinth (Hyacintus orientalis)
- Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.)
- Lily (Lilium sp.)
- Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Mum (Chrysanthemum spp.)
- Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.)
- Daffodils, Narcissus (Narcissus spp.)
- Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.)
- Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
- Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
- Pothos, Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
- Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
- Spanish Thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
- Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
- Yew (Taxus spp.)
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
For detailed information regarding this matter, you can check the list of poisonous plants to pets compiled by Humane Society here.
Like we discussed before, pets are very playful. They like to run and even jump many times a day. People living in high rise apartments need to take extra care for their pets and ensure that their windows or balconies are properly fenced.
Like humans, pets also like to have a space of their own. They feel it like a territory that they sit or relax in. You can give them a well kept pethouse which actually makes them feel special.
Some Additional Short Tips
- Ensure Proper Waste Disposal
- Maintain hygiene at home
- Clean pet food plate everyday
- Use portable pet washrooms
- Give them toys to play with
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