Gone are the days where all a pet owner had to do when bringing a new dog home is slap together a shabby dog house in the backyard. These days, pet parents now go the extra mile with custom dog kennels, exquisite suits, gorgeous comfy fabrics, and other upgrades just to give their pet a happy and comfortable life. Pet upgrades go a long way in improving your life as well. Here are some of the ways pet-friendly home upgrades impact your pet’s life.
Comfort and Convenience
Like people, pets love having a cozy place to call their own. It is vital that your pet has a bed or a dedicated area for them. This will help them feel more at home, especially if they come home from the shelter a bit skittish or have lived in multiple homes before. Additionally, you can also install fixtures for extra convenience like ramps, dog pools, a comfy crate, and so on. These DIY upgrades will make it easier for your new pet to acclimate to the environment and make your transition into pet parenthood easier as well.
Protect your pet
Pets are like babies and a pet-friendly upgrade for your home is just like baby-proofing your home. The idea is to ensure that you get everything that could harm your pet out of the way and put upgrades in place for their own safety. If you own a cat for instance but your neighbor has dogs that can get into your yard, you will need upgrades that either keep your cat indoor or keeps the dogs out. A dog run is a great way to get your pup the exercise it needs while keeping him or her away from the neighbors. And if you have a cat that is always wanting to bolt outside, try creating an outdoor “catio space” so that they can enjoy nature in a safer way.
To see more ideas for how to upgrade your home for your pet, check out Hippo’s infographic below.