Pet owners know that the relationship they have with their pet is based on mutual give and take. Their pets can be such a source of joy and companionship during emotionally stressful times, but at the same time can be the cause of extra work. Maintaining a healthy relationship between a person and their pet requires giving both a certain degree of independence. The person should not always have to compromise for the sake of their pets like cleaning the extra mess from when they act up. At the same time, the pet should not be put in a place that prevents them from doing what it normally does.
In harsh environments like the city, where there are no spacious yards and easy access to nature, you have to equip your home with all the essentials. Besides the basic set of food bowls, brushes, and beds here are three things you need to have to maintain that healthy relationship with your pet.
When you live in the city, your pets will be indoors most of the time. Besides finding a place that allows pets, you need to have durable floors. Floors that are pet-proof have a finish that can withstand the scratches that might come with dogs and cats. Your floors also need a waterproof laminate for the unexpected mess that comes with owning pets. Having a waterproof floor allows you to easily clean up any errant mess without creating lasting damage to the floor.
Have appropriate toys for your pet on hand. If you have dogs, get a variety of chew toys and rope for them to gnaw on. If you have cats, get toys like a laser pointer and a feather to keep them active, and a scratch post for them to play with. Having a designated toy for them to bite and scratch helps divert their attention from the other items inside the home. No more chewed up shoes and shredded magazines.
Keep in mind that these toys are not complete substitutes for exercise, during your free time don’t forget to take them out for a walk around the block or in the park.
Litter box or pee pad
Make arrangements for your pets to do their business with a litter box for the cats and a pee pad for the dogs. When your pets are properly trained to do their business in a proper environment it will save you the hassle of cleaning up around the house. For a newborn kitten or puppy, it might take a while for you to train them but take that extra time to teach them the rules of the house.
There are different kinds of pet owners, some are more relaxed than others and that is fine. There are different approaches to everything, these three items, though, are not limited to the kind of pet owner you are. They are the basic necessities you need to have to keep home life clean and healthy.