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How to Prepare Your Apartment for a New Pet

System - Sunday, September 12, 2021

How to Prepare Your Apartment for a New Pet.!!😎😎😎


Getting a new pet is an exciting event that brings joy to adults and children alike. When considering which kind of pet to get—dogs, cats, hamsters, etc.—you must take into consideration how big your living space is, how much care the animal needs, and how much free time everyone in the family has to devote to the new pet.

One of the most important steps in getting a new pet is to make sure pets are allowed in your rental apartment. If you own your home, you can get as many pets as you want. However, many pets end up abandoned in shelters due to pet restrictions in leases. Once you’ve gotten your landlord’s approval in writing and decided on what kind of pet to get, there is still more work to be done to acclimate both the pet and the humans.

Welcoming Your New Pet into Your Apartment

Some pets require extra preparation before bringing them home. However, even a pet that will spend most of its time contained in a tank, such as a snake, needs certain items to thrive and be content.

The type of animal you choose as a pet will greatly determine how much time and money you’ll need to spend to care for their safety and wellbeing. However, there are a few essential steps that can be applied to any type of pet moving into your family’s apartment.

Pet-Proofing Your Apartment

Pets—even the ones in tanks—are curious, nimble, and adventurous. They can get in and out of places you’d never imagine. If your new pet is a puppy or a kitten, the countertop is an oasis that they will never stop trying to reach. It’s best to remove anything remotely edible from the counters or tables and safely secure in cupboards or drawers.

Dogs, especially puppies, love to chew anything they can get their mouths on. Remote controls, glasses, and even retainers are never safe if left out in the open with an unattended pup. Cats are less destructive than dogs, but they can still wreak havoc on walls and anywhere else they can sink their claws into.


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