If you have a pet and live in a small River Oaks rental home, you know how important space is. It can be difficult to find enough space for your pet to run around and play, let alone store their belongings. You can keep your pet happy and healthy in even the smallest of spaces with a little creativity and some helpful tips! This blog post will discuss pet-friendly ways to make the most of small living space.
Give your pet plenty of outside time.
Suppose you have a yard, that’s great! See to it that your pet spends quality time outside. If not, go for a walk around the block or to a nearby park with your pet. Dog parks are also excellent places for your dog to run and socialize. Getting some exercise and fresh air will do wonders for their happiness and health, as well as yours.
Make time for playtime.
It is important to keep your pet’s mind active, as a bored pet is more likely to get into trouble. What your pet really wants is to play with you! This is very important if your pet has limited indoor space or if it is intelligent. Smart pets are more prone to boredom. But, no matter what type of pet you have, playing engaging, active games can keep your pet healthy and moving.
Invest in a good scratching post and indoor toys.
If your pet will be spending a great deal of their time indoors, make sure they have plenty of activities to keep them occupied. A fine scratching post will help maintain the health of your cat’s claws and provide them with an alternative to your furniture for their scratching needs. Cats may also appreciate places to climb and investigate, particularly near a window. Indoor toys for dogs, such as puzzle feeders and Kongs, can keep their minds occupied and prevent boredom.
Train your pet early on.
A well-behaved pet is less likely to cause damage to your rental property if it’s been trained correctly. Start potty training, chewing, and scratching training with your new puppy or kitten as soon as possible. It’s also important to provide your pet with their own comfortable sleeping area and train them to go there on command. This will keep them out of your way when you come in, leave, or have visitors.
Give your pet plenty of love and attention.
This should go without saying, but it is the single most important thing you can do for your pet! Regardless of the size of your living space, lavish your furry companion with love and attention. They’ll repay you by being faithful and loving companions. They’ll be happier and healthier as a result!
While keeping a pet happy and healthy in a small home is possible, another option is to upgrade to something larger. Call our office to speak with one of our River Oaks property managers if you’re ready for more space for both you and your pet. We can help you find the right-sized rental home you and your pet will love.
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