Have you welcomed a new furry friend into your home this year? Those of us who have shared our living space with a cat over the last few months can tell you all about how they can brighten up even the darkest of days (indeed, there has been a massive upswing in animal adoption in 2020), but we can also tell you about the clever ways they find to make a mess, and how hard they can be to clean up. From accidents to fur, here are a few tips for keeping your cat and your home clean. Think About Where You Put the Litter Box Cats are sensitive … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean with a Cat
Pets Are Family Too
Our pets - whether they have fins, fur, feathers, or scales - are integral parts of the family here at Life in a House. They make us smile when we're down, they give love unconditionally, and they depend on us to remain healthy, safe, and secure.
From grooming and mental stimulation through proper nutrition and preventative medications, the following tips can help you to keep your dog healthy and looked after. The Right Nutrition Feeding your pet the right food in the right amounts will help them to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is one of the causes of many doggy illnesses so making your pet isn’t overweight is the first step to tackling this. Pets will usually get the nutrition they need from a well-balanced diet that includes quality food, however, you should check with … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Make Sure Your Dog Is Healthy
There's no denying that homes are mostly designed with people in mind. However, there's still room for them to be adapted to pets too. Pets need their own space and have unique requirements, which can lead you to look into changing your home. You might not make any significant changes when you first get a pet, but eventually you want to make it feel more like home for your new family member. If you have a dog, you can do a few different things to make your home a better place for your four-legged (or occasionally three-legged) friend. Create … [Read more...] about How to Adapt Your Home for Your Dog
The frustration you get when your beloved dog chews through your immaculately designed home is a feeling many dog owners have experienced. On the one hand, you love your pet and want to keep them, but on the other, you can’t let them get away with constantly tearing up your curtains and ripping your cushions every time that you try to replace them. The good news is that dogs generally do not misbehave in this way, and when they do, this behavior is reversible. You must begin by figuring out why your dog is misbehaving. In some cases, they … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Your Dog is Chewing Up Your Furniture
There are few things sadder in life than the loss of a beloved pet. They are with you through thick and thin, never judge you, and are always happy to see you. Whether its a dog, cat, rabbit, canary, or hedgehog, your pet is part of the family, and there will be an irreplaceable absence in your home when they are gone. The death of an animal is hard on everyone in the household, but it’s often the most difficult for the children. Kids, especially younger ones, may struggle to understand the concept of death, particularly if they’ve … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Your Children When a Pet Dies
When we bring our puppy or kitten home for the first time, we don’t tend to think about how they will need help when they are elderly. But the time will come where discomfort and issues may arise due to the age of your pet. So be prepared for this, or taking some tips a way that you might be able to use, during your pets twilight years, means that you can rest knowing that you have done your absolute best for your companion. It’s never nice knowing that our pets may leave us one day, but we do have the opportunity to make them comfortable and … [Read more...] about Helping Your Elderly Pet Live Comfortably
Your child may think that they’re ready for a dog but, unless you’re willing to do all the work involved in raising them, that isn’t the case. Instead, you should start them off with something low maintenance, something that can teach them what it means to be responsible for them. Here are some tips on choosing a pet that is suitable for your child. Make Sure The Pet is Non-Threatening Even when an animal is small and not likely to do any damage to a child, dealing with one that is threatening and might even bite (as harmless as they … [Read more...] about Choosing Your Child’s First Pet
Cats love to sleep, and they are experts at napping everywhere. You can find them having a siesta behind bushes for stretches of hours each day. You can read more about it when you click here. They can even choose to rest on your bed, where they can stretch their furry legs if you allow them. If you don't want their furs everywhere, you can get them their sleeping quarters. This way, they will no longer choose the top of furniture, couch, or bed as their napping areas. An advantage of having their own place to sleep is that there won't be … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Cat Bed?