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Pet friendly homes
Posted on May 09,2017 | By admin2
Sharing home with furry pals
Loving and being loved by pets is the greatest joy of life. But our dear friends have to move out from their natural environment into our man-made, well-structured environs. The house must therefore be safe and comfortable for the four legged or feathered friends.
Most of the precautions we take when there are young children at home are applicable to pets as well. Electric wires are a strict no-no. Wires and cords must be off the floor and shortened to avoid tragic mishaps. Rubber bands, strings and other choking hazards must never litter accessible areas. Similarly, medicines and food meant for human consumption must be kept out of reach of pets. It is essential that there are no ‘ladders’ or any such furniture that can be climbed, positioned next to kitchen countertops or dining areas. Trash cans must be well covered so that no curious nose leads the animals to bones or other particles that may lead to choking. Chocolate and cakes with icing may prove to be fatal for dogs.
While indoor plants provide more oxygen, some of the common flowering plants and bonsai varieties may be toxic to pets. Plants must be carefully chosen after ensuring they do not pose a threat to animals.
Inquisitive little ones may curl up into cosy nooks and crannies such as dryers. Providing a personal area for pets is a great option. A warm bed, sturdy toys and ample water would do the trick.
Pet-friendly construction and interior decoration go a long way in making your house your darling’s home. White walls are not a good idea with boisterous pets running around. Bright colours would be natural and reassuring for animals. Ceramic tiles are the best flooring option as they are scratch-resistant and not damaged by saliva too. Carpets are best avoided as it is almost impossible to prevent damage. Dusting furniture is imperative, particularly the comfy sofas preferred for curling up by your pampered royalty.
A pet animal or bird is not part of your décor but a living being that shares your space. Hence, when choosing a home or constructing one, your pet’s taste and convenience must be a priority.