How You Can Help Your New Pup Settle In

Relocating to a new home is difficult enough for a human, but it can be an extremely trying experience for a dog. They have no idea where they are going, why everything looks different, smells different, or why the ball they buried in the yard is no longer there. Also, they have no concept of why everything appears different. 

Even while dogs, on average, are better at adapting to new circumstances and habitats than cats are, it is still a significant disruption for dogs. It needs to be managed properly to reduce the amount of stress it causes in dogs.

In this article, we will discuss ways you may ease your dog’s transition into their new home and help them feel more at ease there.

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Talk to your dog

Because you are a dog owner, you know this is not quite as ridiculous as it may sound. Even though your dog has no idea what you are talking about, they can recognise in which tone you are speaking to them. They will get strained and anxious if you talk to them tensely and nervously. On the other hand, if you act excited about something, they will become excited about that item. If you speak quietly and gently, people will become calm and relaxed.

Maintain as much semblance as possible of their regular regimen.

Do not vary from their typical schedule if at all possible. Nonetheless, it is understandable that there will be occasions when this cannot be done. Dogs tend to be creatures of routine. They are aware of when it is time to get up and go for a walk; when it is time to eat or snuggle up in their luxury dog beds, and when it is time to pee. If you maintain consistency in this regard, there will be one fewer item for them to be perplexed and worried about.

Consider travel plans

One of the most stressful aspects of the process for a dog is the trip to its new home. If you are only moving a few blocks away, it is not a big deal; however, if you are moving to a different city, state, or even a different country, you need to think about the calmest and kindest way of getting your pet there. If you are just moving a couple of blocks away, it is not a big deal. It is possible that riding in a car with them for an extended period of time will be too taxing for both of you, and on top of that, they will prevent you from transporting luggage in your vehicle and demand a number of breaks. In situations like these, the assistance of a professional pet shipping service can be really helpful. They will take over for you and have experience in calming animals throughout transportation, regardless of the distance being travelled.

Give them things that are familiar to them.

It may be tempting to take advantage of the opportunity presented by your move to replace those old, worn-out food and water bowls with gleaming new bowls or to finally get rid of that ragged old bear that your dog has sucked and chewed on to the point where it has lost an inch of its life. However, resist the urge to do so. Nevertheless, it is not the appropriate time to act. Your dog already has a lot of new experiences and challenges to overcome. Permit them to take comfort in the things familiar to them and that they enjoy doing.

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How to Keep Your Home Clean with Pets

Our furry companions bring a lot to a home. They give it life, love, silliness, and maybe a little too much messiness. When you think of a messy pet home, what do you think about it? Most like you’re thinking about fur everywhere, muddy paws, some accidental stains here and there, and toys all throughout the home. You’d be right. Fur babies may often be small, but they do pack quite the punch when it comes to being messy. 

A lot of people are constantly questioning why it’s so hard to keep a home clean if they have pets. All of these little things add up, you may notice that your home, especially your floors look different if you skip out on a day or two of cleaning. So how can this be combatted? What can you do to ensure your home remains clean while still having a pet-friendly place? Continue reading on to find out more!

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Keep your pet’s bedding clean

It is important to wash your pet’s bedding on a regular basis, especially if you have a dog. This will help with the smell and keep it from getting too dirty. Just cleaning up the bedding alone could make a big difference in the appearance of their sleeping corner and the smell that it emits.

Clean up after your pet

If you have a dog, it is important to pick up after them when they go outside or inside the house. If you don’t do this, then their urine can get on the floor and make the house smell bad. Cats are easier because they tend to use litter boxes or go outside more often than dogs do. But this doesn’t always work for everyone and it also depends on where you live (such as a house versus an apartment). 

Try to avoid leaving your pet’s toys out too often and keep them in a toy box nicely tucked away or just leave a couple out. The clutter can add up, so removing it can make a difference.

Vacuum regularly

It’s important to vacuum regularly in order to keep dust from accumulating in your home and on surfaces where you walk around all day long. Since animals shed a lot and bring in a lot of dirt, it may be handy to look into a robotic vacuum to take care of the mess.

Get your carpets and rugs cleaned regularly

This can include hiring Chem-Dry of Omaha company to help out with the job. If possible two to three times a year would be optimal for getting your carpets thoroughly cleaned. Carpets can trap a lot of odor. Not just odor from your pet, but from being walked on each day. It all adds up and eventually, the carpeting will begin to discolor and odors can get trapped.

Organizing your home is an important part of pet ownership. It can be time-consuming, but it is worth it to make sure that your home is safe and clean for your pet. It’s important to maintain an organized, clean, and pet-friendly home at all times. This will not only help keep your house from getting smelly or dirty but will also help you avoid the expense of hiring professionals for cleaning services.

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How to Transform Your Home Into a Pet-friendly Place

Many people choose to adopt pets into their homes, but what does it take to create a pet-friendly environment? From fabric to furniture, many things must be considered to make your home welcoming for your new furry friend. Let’s explore what you can do to make your house pet-friendly!

1. Choose pet-friendly fabrics

Everyone knows that pets shed. Whether it’s a dog with thick fur or a cat who sheds all year round, you will find their hairs everywhere! One of the most important things for making your home pet-friendly is investing in fabrics that are easy to clean.

Pets have no problem shedding on furniture, clothing, and more, leading to a frustrating and time-consuming clean-up. A few fabrics you should consider when deciding what furniture is best for your home are:

  • Cotton: Easily cleaned and relatively inexpensive, cotton fabrics are a no-brainer when it comes to pet-friendly fabrics.
  • Fleece: Some pets love the soft texture of fleece, which will make them feel at home in your house.
  • Berber: With loops that help remove any fur from your pet

Furniture and fabric condition also plays a vital role in keeping your home inviting for pets. Make sure you know the best way to take care of the items already in your home as well as the items you’re thinking of buying.

2. Choose pet-friendly furniture

When deciding what furniture to bring into your home, consider whether it was built for pets. For example, leather sofas can be great for dogs. Also, some fabrics are more durable than others. For instance, microsuede is difficult to clean and has the potential to peel over time.

You should also consider how soft or firm you want your furniture to be. Soft furniture may hold up better against pets who like to rub their bodies on surfaces for comfort. However, if you have a pet that likes to jump up on furniture, you may want to reconsider a soft option.

3. Create a designated pet space

Pets like to have their own space in the home, which is especially important if you have more than one pet. This can be as simple as creating a designated pet bed or kennel or a more elaborate setup such as a pet-friendly section of the backyard.

Creating a designated pet space will help to keep your home clean and minimize the amount of hair and other pet messes that can accumulate. It will also give your pet a place where they can feel secure and comfortable.

4. Check for potential hazards in your home

You can always hire a professional pet trainer or an expert at an animal shelter to help you create a pet-friendly environment, but it’s important to know the dosand don’ts of making your home safe for pets. Knowing where they can be found will assist you in keeping them away from items that could pose a threat.

Some of these potential hazards include:

  • Electrical cords that pets can chew on
  • Toxic plants that pets may ingest
  • Chemicals and cleaners that are harmful if ingested
  • Open windows and doors that could lead to a pet escaping

5. Keep your home clean

It’s never too early to teach your pets good hygiene habits, but it is imperative when creating a pet-friendly home environment. Cats are more susceptible to cystitis and other diseases when living in an unclean environment, and dogs can easily contract fleas, ticks, and other parasites.

Regular vacuuming and sweeping will help to keep your pet hair under control. In addition, a consistent clean-up of any accidents will help prevent any harmful bacteria from building up.

Also, ensure that your pet drinks clean water to prevent disease. You can do this by discouraging your pet from drinking stagnant water and using stainless steel pipes for your water supply.

6. Use stainless steel bowls when feeding your pet

One of the easiest ways to keep your home clean is to use stainless steel bowls when feeding your pet. Unlike plastic or ceramic bowls, stainless steel bowls can be easily cleaned and sanitized. This is important for preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and will help to keep your pet healthy.

Additionally, you can also purchase a pet feeder that attaches to the wall, which will help to keep your floors clean.

7. Invest in a good pet bed or create one out of an old blanket or towel

A good pet bed is an important investment, as it will provide your pet with a comfortable place to sleep and relax. If you don’t want to purchase a pet bed, you can always create one out of an old blanket or towel. Just be sure to wash it regularly to prevent any bacteria or fleas from building up.

A pet-friendly home environment is important for both you and your new furry friend. From choosing furniture to setting up designated spaces, many things must be considered to welcome a pet into the family.

This article has provided some helpful tips on how to create a space where pets can feel safe and loved while minimizing the number of messes they will leave behind.

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