Some pet owners may feel they should not rent furnished apartments because they are concerned about their pets accidentally damaging the furnishings. However, a well-trained pet, especially a cat or dog, should acclimate just as readily to a furnished apartment as one that is unfurnished. Here are a few tips to help your cat adjust to a furnished place.
1. Reintroduce your pet to house training
Some dogs and cats will “mark” their new territory by urinating or spraying certain areas to ward off imaginary foes. Orient your cat to its new litterbox, and train your dog to use the pet pads in a specific location. Keep a close eye on your pet the first few days to look for possible confusion or uncertainty about the new routine, and redirect your pet if necessary.
2. Familiarize your pet with its new home
Walk your pet or carry it around the new home so it can begin to feel more comfortable in the unfamiliar surroundings. Your dog or cat will probably do a fair amount of sniffing to scent out previous pets and to ensure its new territory is “safe”. Spend time with your pet in its new sleep area, feeding area, and play areas so it can feel more comfortable. A calm animal that has gotten accustomed to its new location is less likely to have an accident or cause problems with the furnishings.
3. Don’t leave your pet home alone for long periods
As with any current or new location, some pets who spend many hours home alone can get bored. They may resort to uncommon behaviors that they usually don’t practice, such as chewing the owner’s belongings or gnawing on the furniture. You may want to crate or confine your pet if you will be gone a longer time than usual. Make sure the pet has plenty of water and food, if needed, along with favorite toys and a bed to nap in. This will help to keep your cat or dog from exploring and experiencing furnished apartments Calgary in undesirable ways.
4. Provide adequate exercise for your pet
Indoor cats frequently make their own exercise routines by running randomly through the house or climbing on furniture and counter areas, when allowed. A cat tree house can become a favorite hangout for cats who crave novelty or want to climb. Dogs, on the other hand, can be taken for outdoor walks in seasonable weather or enjoy outdoor play with its favorite humans.
A little extra training and attention for your pet when you live in furnished apartments helps to make the transition easier. Keep your pet comfortable, well-trained, and properly monitored for best results.