How to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly in 5 Easy Ways

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Make your space a match made in fur-covered heaven with these tips on how to make your home pet-friendly.

Aside from being plant parents, many of us are also pet owners. And just like how we’ll do anything to keep our plants happy, we’ll also do anything for our four-legged best friend. For us, they’re not just animals. They’re part of the family and since they’re one of the most precious family members, many of us design our homes to accommodate our furry, feathered friends.

However, creating a home that’s both stylish and pet-proof can be a challenge, especially if you have a hyperactive dog or a cat who just loves to parkour from one piece of furniture to the next. It’s always a surprise what they’ll break or destroy next, but jokes aside, with the right planning and with these easy tips, you can make your space a pet-friendly paradise.

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Avoid Snags

Dogs and cats will play with anything that their paws can reach and that includes your gorgeous tapestry, rugs, rope accents, and anything that they can shred into pieces with their mouth and claws. So one of the ways on how to make your home pet-friendly and to save your home items is to temporarily hide these household items until you’ve fully trained them.

Choose Metal Furniture Legs

If you have a puppy, you’ll know how much that small creature loves to chew on anything, from your slippers to your furniture’s legs. So instead of choosing wooden furniture, opt for furniture with metal legs. It’s also best if the fabric is stain-resistant and performance-fabric upholstery since dogs love to dig while looking for the comfiest spot on your couch.

Consider Their Fur Color

If you have a puppy, you’ll know how much that small creature loves to chew on anything, from your slippers to your furniture’s legs. So instead of choosing wooden furniture, opt for furniture with metal legs. It’s also best if the fabric is stain-resistant and performance-fabric upholstery since dogs love to dig while looking for the comfiest spot on your couch.

Keep Your Plants Away

Don’t forget to save your plants from being chewed on or from becoming your pet’s next victim. Place your plants in a safe spot on top of a shelf. Plus, keep in mind that some plants are toxic to animals. So save yourself from going to the vet by placing it somewhere unreachable or maybe moving your plant outside.

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Prepare for Messes

If you’re a new pet owner, you need to prepare yourself and your home for messes, especially if your new furry friend isn’t potty trained. Keep your rugs away until you’ve fully trained your dog. It will save you from scrubbing your ug all the time or from buying a new one. We also suggest tossing a blanket over your furniture to protect it from your pet’s claws.

Follow these tips on how to make your home pet-friendly. It will surely brighten up your furry friend’s mood and save you from all the hassle of being a pet owner. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. You got this!

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