For many people pets are their children and their comfort is a priority. Even the most easy-going dogs and cats have some preference in the space they occupy. If you are one of these pet owners and want your pet to be as happy and comfortable as possible, here are some things to take into consideration.
Dogs don’t like hardwood
Carpet is more comfortable for your dog when it comes to lying down and sleeping, but it’s also preferable for your dog’s paws. Dogs typically don’t like hardwood floors because they have less traction under their paws. They may even try to dig in with their claws to improve traction, possibly damaging your floors. As a compromise you can place soft, thick rugs on the floor to help your pets relax. You can also put booties or rubber rings on your dog’s paws for better grip.
Fireplaces can be scary
You’ve surely seen a dog get spooked by 4th of July fireworks. A fireplace isn’t nearly as loud, but can still have a similar effect with those pops and crackles from the flames. A quieter gas fireplace is more dog friendly. Possibly giving your dog a chew toy or bone can distract before lighting the fireplace.
Ignorance is bliss when it comes to fences
A chain-link fence can cause stress for your dog because it can still see other animals and strangers while being confined to the yard. If you’re considering a new fence, your dog will appreciate a solid one made of wood or vinyl panels. With fewer lines of sight to the outside, your dog will be less anxious.
Smell is a pets’ most acute sense. It is how they distinguish their territory, how they find food, as well as other survival related instincts. You can imagine how paint with harsh chemical contents can affect your pets. An amazing award-winning product line that exists is ECOS paint , which is a pet-friendly paint. Their pet-friendly paints and primers are specifically designed for use around your furry, feathered, or scaly friends. Their products contain comprehensive data sheets including a complete list of ingredients and VOC test scores so you can see exactly what’s in the product. They stated that their Pet Dwellings Paint has no paint odor, is water-based, dries fast, can be applied with your pet nearby, can be used indoors or outdoors, and has 25 years of successful use.
Obviously, it is not convenient or cheap to accommodate our furry friends’ house preferences. There is a price for everything and I’m sure many of you agree with me that our children and pets deserve nothing but the best.