Partner News | 25 January 2019

Living in apartments with pets


Brought to you by Hanrob Pet Hotels

Select the right pet!
When it comes to apartment living, choosing the right pet is key. Cats have fewer requirements than dogs and most breeds can be kept indoors with little to no impact on their overall health and wellbeing. You may, however, want to encourage your cat to explore the outdoors safely - on a lead or within a play area. For dogs, if you are planning for them to spend a long time indoors, select a small or less active breed, or opt to adopt an older rescue dog, rather than a puppy.

Safety first!
If your apartment has a balcony, it’s important to ensure it is safe for your pet, or restrict access to ensure your dog or cat does not fall. If you have a ground floor apartment with access to an outdoor area, ensure the area is secure so your pet cannot escape. In the summer, make sure you have shade set up as apartment temperatures can soar. Guard against heat stroke by investing in blinds and ensuring your pet has somewhere cool to rest with constant access to fresh, clean water.

Be a good neighbour!
Good relations may not last long if your dog is noisy or disruptive. It pays dividends to enrol your dog in training to teach good manners, and enrolling in a local doggy daycare can also assist with boredom if you’re out of the house for long periods, leaving your dog alone.

Play time
If you’re keeping your dog indoors, it’s important to allow them time to play. Invest in some good quality dog toys and rotate them regularly to avoid boredom!

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