Dog-Friendly Decorating Tips

Have you recently adopted a dog? Congratulations! You’re starting out on a long and beautiful journey with your canine buddy. Dogs have many wonderful traits: Fido will truly win your heart with his love, loyalty, playful antics, and adorable furry face. However, our furry friends can also be a bit mischievous, and, well, kind of messy. Read on for some great tips from a Marietta, GA vet on making your home dog-friendly.

Puppyproof

Dogs are both curious and playful. They also love to eat! These things, combined, can get a frisky pup into quite a bit of trouble. Make your home safe for Fido by removing or securing anything that could be dangerous to him. This includes toxic plants; wires and cords; plastic bags, wrappers, and ties; cleaning products; lawn and garden products; medicine; and anything small or sharp. Ask your vet for more information.

Choose Fabrics Carefully

That pretty fur is one of Fido’s best features, but it looks a lot better on him than it does on your couch. When decorating or redecorating, opt for fabrics and materials that won’t trap fur and dander. This will also help keep your home smelling better! Leather is a good option, as it’s easy to wipe down. Many indoor-outdoor fabrics will also work well. Additionally, you may want to invest in good slipcovers.

Opt For Flooring

If possible, get floors instead of carpets. It’s much easier to clean a mess up from a floor than it is from a rug! You can use area rugs to soften and brighten up your rooms.

Get Pet Storage

Fido needs certain things to stay happy and healthy, such as toys, bedding, food, treats, and leashes. These things can quickly pile up, or end up scattered all over the place. Get a wicker basket for your pet’s toybox. A standalone cabinet is a great option for storing your furry pal’s food, treats, medicine, and other goods. For smaller items, like kibble and treats, use decorative jars.

Mats

Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts. They also tend to leave pawprints on our floors! Get a good mat, and teach Fido to wipe his paws off before he comes in.

Do you have questions about your canine companion’s health, diet, or care? Call us anytime! As your local Marietta, GA animal clinic, we are here to serve all of your pet’s veterinary care needs.