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Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy in Small Spaces

Tenant Playing with Her Cat and Dog in a Small St Louis RentalIf you are a pet parent living in a small St Louis rental home, you understand the importance of space. It can be difficult to find enough space for your pet to run and play, let alone store their supplies. Even so, with a little imagination and a few tips, you can keep your pet happy and healthy in even the tiniest of spaces! This article will discuss how to make the most of your small living space when it comes to pets.

Give your pet plenty of outside time.

If you have a yard, that’s terrific! Ensure that your pet enjoys some quality time outside. If not, try walking your pet around the neighborhood or in a nearby park. Dog parks are also great places for your dog to run around and socialize. Getting some exercise and fresh air will do wonders for their happiness and health, as well as yours.

Make time for playtime.

It is important to keep your pet’s mind active, as 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 very important if your pet has limited indoor space or if it is intelligent. Smart pets are more prone to boredom. 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.

It is essential to provide your pet with a variety of amusement options if your pet will be spending the majority of its time indoors. A good scratching post will keep your cat’s claws healthy and provide them with something other than your furniture to scratch! Cats could also enjoy climbing and exploring, particularly near windows. Indoor toys for dogs, such as puzzle feeders and Kongs, can keep their minds active and prevent 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 immediately begin potty training, chewing, and scratching training. It is also essential to provide your pet with a comfortable sleeping area and train them to go there on command. 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.

It goes without saying, but this is the most crucial thing you can do for your pet! Provide your pet with plenty of love and attention, regardless of how big or small your living space is. They will repay your kindness by being loyal and affectionate companions. They will be healthier and happier too!

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 St Louis 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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