Title and Real Estate Closing Expert Bryan Nazor Shares Recommendations for Making Your Home Welcoming for a Furry Friend
If you’re moving to a new home and bringing a furry companion, or if you are bringing a new pet into your existing home, it’s important to make sure your human habitat will be a comfortable fit for a pet. Whether you have a dachshund or a Doberman, here’s how you can help your pet stay safe and comfortable and keep your home pristine.
According to Bryan Nazor, president of Main Street Title & Settlement Services, a home may contain hazards to pets that humans wouldn’t ordinarily think of as dangerous. Poisonous items, like plants, household cleaners, medications, and sharp objects or dangling wires may be hazardous to a curious pet. Pets will want to explore their environment, so it’s important to keep anything they shouldn’t have access to out of reach.
In addition to these boundaries, examine your home for holes and nooks that a pet could get stuck in and make any repairs or take precautions as necessary, said Bryan Nazor, a title and real estate closing expert.
Make sure trash cans are out of sight and reach or use child locks to secure trash cans. Curious animals can get into the trash and get sick or make a mess, so prevent household litter by thinking ahead and keep trash out of reach of your pet, Bryan Nazor suggested.
Though you want to keep your pet safe, it’s also important to protect your home, including floors and furniture. Decide what spots in the house are off-limits to your pet so you can train them accordingly, and use furniture covers and chewing deterrents as needed. For some pets, this won’t be a problem, but make sure to keep your pet’s nails trimmed and give them toys that they can play with to avoid destruction of the home, Bryan Nazor advised.
When it comes to the outdoors, a physical or invisible fence may be needed to keep your pet confined and give them space to roam. Cover up your swimming pool, avoid using chemicals on your yard that are unsafe for pet consumption, and don’t leave anything outside you don’t want a curious pet to get into.
Finally, Bryan Nazor said the most important tip is to have patience and let your pet adjust to its new environment. There may be accidents or spills to clean up as a pet gets used to the boundaries of a home, but with time and patience the whole family will settle into the new home.