Having a pet is a fantastic experience but comes with many responsibilities. Maintaining their furballs healthy and happy is a top priority for many, from expensive doggie daycares to luxurious pawdicures. Additionally, owning a pet entails taking it on walks, providing it with delicious and healthy food, and giving it love. 

New pet owners might also need to build pet homes to support their animals in addition to these small comforts. There are a few straightforward strategies to ensure your pet has the best life possible in your home regardless of where you reside, whether it is a big house or a little apartment.


Pets require room to play and explore. Different room space sizes are required depending on how big they are.

Since cats are pretty tiny and do not require to be brought outside, they work well in almost any space size. On the other hand, dogs require a little more space to play in and unquestionably require a location that allows walks.

The concept is that the house should come first, so you can ensure the pet has lots of room to wander inside or a lawn to play in.

The Fabric

Cats and dogs are drawn to soft, cozy environments, which is why your duvet or sofa is frequently their destination. Even though it is terrific to see them snuggled up on your favorite chair like a croissant, the fur and drool they leave behind are much less adorable.

It’s a good idea to select upholstery that matches your pet’s color scheme. If a sofa is brown, it’s more difficult to discern if it has brown fur. Similarly, if your pet has multiple colors, textures and patterns are less likely to exhibit indications of shedding.

Ultrasuede and faux leather are excellent options for upholstery. Using vegan products reduces your carbon footprint while benefiting from easy-to-clean and scratch-resistant materials.

Create A Special Place

Having a small area for your cat or dog to unwind in is crucial. It provides a place they identify as their own and will enable them to relax and unwind throughout the day. Dogs require structure to settle down, making this idea crucial. 

The optimum habitat for them will be a tiny dog bed in a quiet area without any drafts. However, it is a little more challenging to implement because cats tend to wander around throughout the day.


The last thing you would like is for your adorable pets to accidentally consume your vitamins or prescriptions. Make sure to put your medications and vitamins on a very high shelf if you keep them in your kitchen, pantry, or bathroom. Many of these medications, if not all of them, can be fatal to animals. The same is true for poisonous foods, including avocados, chocolate, raisins, almonds, and walnuts.


Sadly, many carpeting materials are not strong enough to survive animal scratches and stains. Tile and hardwood can be a better choice if you want something durable. Both are significantly stain- and scratch-resistant.

For more on creating a pet-friendly space when bringing home a new pet, visit Country Veterinary Clinic Inc. at our Live Oak, California office. Call (530) 491-4500 to schedule an appointment today.

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