Pet-friendly Home: Tips to Ensure Your House is a Safe Space for Furry Friends

28 May 2022
Pet friendly Home Tips to Ensure Your House is a Safe Space for Furry Friends

Without losing their sense of style or comfort, a growing number of individuals are opening up their homes to pets including dogs, cats, and birds. More and more people are designing their homes with dogs in mind rather than sending them outside, which has resulted in pet-friendly decoration becoming a whole new trend in interior design.


Owning a pet in your life may be a pleasant experience, and pet owners want the finest and most convenient options for their pets.


It is your responsibility as a responsible dog owner to create a safe environment for your pet. If you're looking to construct a new home, you may want to think about making it pet-friendly, so that your new house may also be your pet's ideal home.


Because we are able to spend more time with our families and pets while we are working from home, we have been able to develop deeper bonds with them. Since our dogs are part of the family, it is important to make sure they have the greatest home accessories to keep them comfortable while they are at home.


How to be a responsible pet owner at home

Pets, like their human counterparts, prefer their own personal space, whether it's in your living room or your bedroom. For them, it's essential that they have the opportunity to create their own unique home decor. The following are some helpful hints and a few tips to ensure that your pets are safe and happy in your own house:


1. Flooring options for pet owners

The kind of flooring you choose may have a significant influence on the decor of your pet-friendly home. Consider flooring materials that can be wiped down to save time and effort.


Rugs and carpets may not be the ideal option for flooring for pet owners since they may gather germs and hair that are not beneficial for both you and your dogs. On the other hand, as far as long-term use is concerned, ceramic tiles or other nonporous hard surface flooring are a reasonable option since they are very resistant to filth and scratches and are also simple to maintain.


Also, make sure to clip your pet's nails on a regular basis to keep your flooring in excellent shape.


2. Select upholstery that is safe for pets

If you have pets at home, particularly cats and dogs, it's crucial to make sure that your furniture is protected from the damage your furbabies might cause. Make your house pet-friendly by choosing pet-friendly furniture fabrics such as tighter weaving and darker materials or one that is free of intricate patterns in order for stains and pet hairs to become less noticeable is the best approach to avoid damage to furniture.


Toss out your silks and chintzes, as well as your beloved velvet, which is notorious for attracting pet hair. Find out why Crypton, a practically indestructible synthetic fabric resistant to stains, odors, germs, and muddy paws, is the best choice for your home furnishings.


At the same time, cleaning and maintaining leather is a breeze. In most cases, the only damage that your pets may do is to scratch, but hey, the scratches add patina. If purchasing a couch made from an animal for your pet seems like a terrible irony, you may want to look at the pleather instead. It's devoid of animal testing, affordable, and has a timeless appeal.


3. Keep your furbabies' toys and dishes spotless

Dirty pet supplies may also contribute to a stinky house, as well as the growth of germs, viruses, and unwelcome parasites in your dogs, which can lead to illness and infection. Regular cleaning of these items is critical.


In spite of the fact that reptiles like fish and amphibians tend to be the most hygienic pets, their cages and tanks may still produce unpleasant scents if they are not cleaned frequently. Cages that are well-maintained and free of odors and other health hazards are critical to the well-being of your pet.


4. Hide all electrical wires and electrical cords

Our pets love to chew on everything and anything that happens to be in their immediate vicinity. Keep the cords out of your pet's reach while you're pet-proofing your house.


You may also purchase cable boxes to keep your electrical wires and other accessories neatly organized. Because these wires are hanging, you could also use a wall hook to keep them from falling to the ground.


5. Incorporate pet blockades in your home

As a pet owner, you make sure that your pets have a secure place to call their own. Put up a pet barrier to keep your pets from wandering into places that might pose a threat to them or cause mishaps.


6. Maintain a Clean House

Our pets, such as dogs and cats, may leave our homes cluttered and smelling of pet food and toys. In order to maintain a pleasant home environment, it is essential that we use a variety of different cleaning products.


It's also a good idea to keep your house clean and safe since your dogs may potentially become ill from picking up germs, viruses, or parasites from your home environment. It's important to keep an eye out for the safety and well-being of your pets at all times while they're in your care.


7. Make sure your pets are kept clean

Washing your pets too often may strip their skin of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness that is why properly grooming your pets is a crucial part of keeping them and your house smelling fresh. Brushing your dogs on a regular basis can help reduce the quantity of hair they shed. Ideally, you should conduct a short brush on your pet's hair a few times a week to remove the coat and prevent the hair from scattering over the home.


Having a clean pet can keep your home tidy for a longer period of time. If you keep your nails short, you won't have to worry about damaging your flooring or furniture. As a result of regular brushing and washing, you may avoid having hair on your carpet, bed, throw pillows, and drapes. Keeping your furniture and carpets clean less often can help them last longer. Think of it this way: It's far simpler and more enjoyable to clean your dog than just about anything or your furniture.


8. Get Rid of Harmful Chemicals in your Home

As a pet owner, you always like to make sure your pet is in excellent condition, but there may be hidden chemicals and health hazards in your house that might cause them to feel uneasy.


Lawns and restricted areas might expose your dogs to potentially harmful materials and chemical residues, so keep an eye on them. When it comes to creating a house that is pet-friendly, it is not only these pollutants that must be removed. You may consider and ensure that these plants are harmless to your furry friends while adding color and texture to your home with house plants. While it may need some forethought, protecting your pets from these threats is not difficult and may be avoided as well.


9. Get Rid of Urine Spots

In spite of the importance of ensuring that your pet has successfully completed potty training, it may take some time and work on your part. There will very certainly be incidents involving cats and other small animals as well.


Although the smell of pet pee may be overwhelming, the most frequent method for dealing with it is to use baking soda and distilled white vinegar to clean up the mess. Remove any remaining dirt and check to see if the stain has been completely removed by vacuuming the area after it has completely dried. Also, make sure to fully remove pee and vomit stains from hardwood floors if you want to avoid unpleasant scents in your home.


10. Invest in garbage cans with lids

Is your dog prone to rummaging into your garbage can? Debris cans with lids are better than short wastebaskets if you don't want to see kleenex, old food, and other trash littering the floor. Trash cans that are too low to the ground should be avoided in your pantry, kitchen, and restrooms. When purchasing a garbage can, look for one that is both long-lasting and easy to clean up after. If you can, keep your garbage can in a pantry or behind a kitchen cabinet so that your pet can't knock it over.


A pet-friendly community for your furry friends

It's good to know that you are now ready to create a friendly home for your home babies and not undergo the hassle of replacing your furniture from time to time because of some scratches.


But this kind of welcoming environment must not only stop in your home but in your community as well.


There are times when your pet would want to have a quick stroll around your community and of course, you want to ensure that they have safety space when going out. Lumina Homes provide this safe space for your pets through greener spaces around the community.


Apart from its mini gardens, Lumina Homes also have now a new and wider space for the residents and their pets as well through eSpacio. This has a jogging path for you and your pet if you want to have a quick stroll with them in our community. It also includes other spaces like a play area in which your kids can have some fun with their furry friends.


Make your home reservations now in this pet-friendly community and discover a greener and healthier lifestyle with Lumina Homes!

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