Friday, January 27, 2012

Prepping Your House For Pets

Prepping your House for Pets

If you are thinking about getting a cat you need to start planning your home out to prepare for them. Whether you are filling a room with cat trees or just installing cat doors, there are a lot of different things to think about and consider. This article will help you prepare for the adorable little balls of fluff and destruction that you are going to bring home with you.

The first piece of advice you should keep in mind is that cats love to get up to high places. The tops of bureaus, the upper edges of doors and the top shelf you never clean. If you have shelving, assume that your cat is going to knock everything off of them. You need to teach your cat to climb on their cat trees and not on your shelves. It will all end up on the floor and the cat will earn a special place in your heart that is now filled with hatred for cats. Make sure that they have safe places, like cat trees, to climb and that you discourage them from climbing anything else.

From cat scratching posts to real trees, we need to talk about house plants. You need to research every plant you are considering bringing into your house or that you may always have in your home. A surprising number of plants are toxic to animals of all kinds. Even things that are fully edible to humans may be very toxic to your new, furry friends. Do a little research and prevent the worst case scenario.
In the same vein, don't feed your pets people food. I know itís not a design suggestion. Itís just a good piece of advice. Look up what garlic does to a cat and you'll agree.


  1. I really liked this post! Looking forward to one addressed for dogs :) Thanks for sharing

  2. We have two cats and all the advice is appreciated! I am really pleased at how well they behave and hardly ever jump up on anything or climb on shelving.