Life in an apartment is quite amazing, right? It’s a little world of your own in the big city, a place where you can be comfortable as well as safe.
When you first move out, you may want to take your childhood pet with you, or you may decide to get yourself a new furry friend for a new place.
If you are apprehensive about having a pet in an apartment, here are some simple steps you can take to be the perfect pet owner:
You know how your parents warned you about how big of a responsibility having a pet is? They were right! If you have a “work from home” kind of job, then you don’t need to worry.
If you are, however, out of the house most of the day, you will need to have a routine for your pet.
If your schedule requires you to be out of the house for 8 or more hours of the day, some arrangements need to be made for your pet. Their food needs to be laid out for the day or if your workplace is nearby, you can do it yourself during your breaks.
Pets will eventually understand the routine you have in place for them. Feed them before you leave for work so they get used to the timings you have laid out.
Some experts suggest pet cameras to keep an eye on your pets if they aren’t caged. Cats and dogs can wreak havoc in your home when no one is around. It’s better for you to have a heads up of what to expect when you get home.
Choose a pet wisely
You should ideally choose a pet depending on the kind of job you have. If the nature of your work is such that you travel a lot or work for extended periods of time i.e. 12 hours and over, you need a pet that is low maintenance.
Dogs are quite needy, other than food and exercise, they need your time. It is unfair on them if you have a demanding job. Some dogs tend to act up in order to get their owners attention. In simple words, they will wreck your apartment to show they are unhappy.
Furry animals shed. It’s nice to have a cute and fluffy pet to cuddle with when you come home from work, but the shedding will drive you up the wall.
It’s not your pet’s fault! You will find pet hair on everything in your home and on yourself too. Bear in mind how much cleaning up you will have to do after your pet. To remove the pet hair, you will be vacuuming your home regularly.
Surprises around your home
Leaving a pet unattended for a while results in accidents happening around your home. To keep your apartment in the best condition you will need to stock up on all sorts of detergents to remove stains and odors of these little accidents.
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