Pets and Your Home: How To Deal When Things Go Wrong

  • 02/07/2021
pet-flowchart.pngBringing a new pet into your home, or even moving into a new home with your current pets, is a big deal. Not only does your pet have to get used to a new environment, but they might even be meeting new people and pets as well. This can lead to a lot of emotional distress for your new pet, especially if they are young or undertrained.

And while some animals exhibit anxiety by hiding under furniture or in their kennels, others will take a different approach. And if you’ve ever come home to a chewed up pillow or soiled rug, you know what we are talking about. Luckily, there are quick and easy ways to help prevent your favorite belongings from being destroyed like pet-proofing your furniture and redirecting your pups anxious energy to playing with toys.

To learn more about how to properly pet proof your home (and what to do when your favorite items are the victim of your pets' latest escapade) check out the following guide from Hippo.

When Your Pet Goes To Far

Every pet parent has been there. Just when you think you’ve trained your loving pup or curious kitten where to go to the bathroom and what not to chew on, they do the opposite. And while their adorable faces may lead you to forgive and forget, you still have a decision to make when it comes to your destroyed belongings. Do you try to fix it yourself, call in the professionals or call it a loss?

No matter if it's a shredded pillow or a soggy shoe, use Hippo’s flowchart to decide how to move forward.

Living with a pet can be hard work. The training, the exercise and the upkeep required takes quite the dedicated pet parent. But oh, are the benefits worth it. And with the proper precautions taken, you can limit the amount of damage your pet can do throughout your entire home, leaving you two plenty of time for snuggles. And who doesn’t want more of that?

Author Bio:

Sarah Hollenbeck is a writer and dog-lover from Austin, Texas. She is the proud dog mom of a three-year-old blue lacy, the state dog of Texas. Sarah and Otis can often be found walking around the neighborhood or at the dog park.

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