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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Home That Your Furry Friend Will Love

Every dog owner would agree that dogs are much more than pets, they become your trusted companion and can easily cheer you up when you’re having a bad day. As a dog owner myself, I have to admit that playing with my cute furry friend helps me relax and forget about any kind of worries that I might have that day. His need for frequent walks in the park has also motivated me to go outside more often and be more active. The fun walks in the park help me get away from my desk for a while, which can be hard to do sometimes considering the fact that I work from home.

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Our beloved pets can indeed bring more happiness into our lives, so it’s only natural that we as pet owner want to give them back as much love and attention as they deserve. While buying them delicious treats and taking them on a walk are things that most of us do on daily basis, however many pet owners fail to realize the importance of making the home more pet-friendly for their furry companions. For instance, some house plants like tulips, daffodils and azaleas may be harmful to pets. Not to mention that consumption of any kind of plant material can lead to a gastrointestinal upset in both dogs and cats. This can also be caused by swallowing any small items like ornaments and coins. That’s why it’s essential to arrange all of these items in areas where your dog can’t reach them. The same goes for cleaning supplies and strong chemicals.

In addition to this, consider making some simple changes around the house like installing a pet door for a screen door that will allow your dog to easily go outside and play, run or pee in the backyard without you having to open the door for him every time. Installing a pet door for screen door is quite simple so you can easily do it yourself. What’s more, pet doors are available in a range of sizes and style, so you can surely find one that best meets your specific needs.

My leather sofa is all scratched by my dog who likes to walk and jump on it. To prevent your pet from ruining your furniture consider making him a special area where he can play, rest and sleep. You can do this in a corner of your living room. To make the area feel more cozy place a comfy dog bed along with some soft and colorful pillow where your dog can rest his head and fall asleep easily. Don’t forget to arrange his favorite toys around the bed to keep him entertained.