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Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy in Small Spaces

Tenant Playing with Her Cat and Dog in a Small Spring Hill RentalIf you have a pet and live in a small Spring Hill rental home, you know how important space is. It can be difficult to find enough space for your pet to run around and play, let alone store their belongings. 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.

Let’s assume you have a yard, great! See to it that your pet spends quality time outside. If not, try taking your pet to a nearby park or around the block. Dog parks are also excellent places for your dog to run 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. Your pet’s greatest desire is to enjoy playful interaction with you! This is especially important if your pet has limited indoor space or is intelligent. Intelligent pets are prone to boredom. Playing engaging, active games with your pet, regardless of what kind of pet you have, can keep your pet healthy and active.

Invest in a good scratching post and indoor toys.

If your pet will be spending a lot of their time indoors, it’s important to provide them with plenty of ways to remain entertained. A good scratching post will help maintain the health of your cat’s claws and provide them with something to scratch besides your furniture! Cats may also enjoy climbing and exploring, particularly near a window. 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 well-behaved pet is less likely to damage your rental property if it has been properly trained. If you have a new puppy or kitten, begin training them on things like potty training, chewing, and scratching as soon as possible. It’s also crucial to provide your pet with their own comfortable sleeping area and teach them to go there when you command them. This will keep them out of your way when you come in, leave, or have visitors.

Give your pet plenty of love and attention.

Obviously, this is the most essential 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 you by being faithful and loving companions. They’ll be happier and healthier as a result!

While keeping a pet happy and healthy in a small home is possible, another option is to upgrade to something larger. Call our office to speak with one of our Spring Hill 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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