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Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy in Small Spaces

Tenant Playing with Her Cat and Dog in a Small Hudson If you have a pet and live in a small Hudson rental home, you know that space matters. It can be difficult to find enough space for your pet to run and play, let alone store their supplies. Nevertheless, with a little ingenuity and a few helpful hints, you can keep your pet happy and healthy even in the smallest of spaces! This blog post will go over how to make the most of your small living space when it comes to pets.

Give your pet plenty of outside time.

Suppose you have a yard, wonderful! Make certain your pet spends some time outside. If not, try taking a walk around the vicinity or to a nearby park with your pet. Dog parks are also great places for your dog to run around and socialize. Gaining some exercise and fresh air will increase their health and happiness, as well as yours!

Make time for playtime.

It’s critical to keep your pet’s mind active because a bored pet is more likely to get into trouble. More than anything, your pet wants to have a good time with you while playing! This is especially important if your pet has limited indoor space or is intelligent. Smart pets are more likely to become bored. However, regardless of the type of pet you own, you can keep your pet healthy and active through the use of interactive, physical games.

Invest in a good scratching post and indoor toys.

If your pet will be spending the majority of their time indoors, make sure they have plenty of ways to keep themselves entertained. A decent scratching post will give your cat something to scratch other than your furniture and will keep its claws healthy. Cats, especially those who live near a window, may enjoy climbing and exploring. Indoor toys for dogs, such as Kongs and puzzle feeders, can keep their minds active and help them avoid boredom.

Train your pet early on.

A pet that has been properly trained is more likely to be well-behaved and less likely to cause damage to your rental property. If you have a new puppy or kitten, you should promptly begin training them in areas such as potty training, chewing, and scratching training. Giving your pet their own comfortable sleeping area and teaching them to go there on command is vital. This can assist in keeping them out of the way when entering or exiting the home, or when entertaining guests.

Give your pet plenty of love and attention.

This should go without saying, but it is the most crucial thing you can do for your pet! Give your furry friend plenty of love and attention, regardless of how big or small your living space is. They’ll repay the favor by being devoted and affectionate companions. In this way, they’ll be happier and healthier!

While it is possible to keep a pet happy and healthy in a small space, another option is to upgrade to a larger space. Call our office to speak with one of our Hudson property managers if you’re ready for more space for both you and your pet. We can help you find the right-sized rental home you and your pet will love.

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