Living in a small apartment can be a struggle within itself, maybe you do not have enough space to have all your clothes, and maybe you have to shuffle Into the mix? If you are an animal lover but live in close quarters, here are some tips to keep you happy, to keep your pet happy and to stop your apartment from looking like a tip!

Keep them clean:

There is nothing worse than having a smelly pet, it does not matter how big your apartment or house is, if your pet smells then it's not looking good. Whether you've got a cat, a rabbit, a dog or even a lizard, it's important to make sure that you're keeping your pet clean and that their living quarters are tidy. If your pet has a cage, clean it regularly (at least 3 times a week) to stop your small apartment from smelling like pet and pee! If you've got a dog, then make sure you bathe them regularly (with special pet shampoo). If you are looking for a place to relax, then this is the place for you.

Keep them fed:

Always make sure that you are aware of what your pet should be eating, how much of it should be eating and stick to it. If you have a hungry pet then the chances are that they are going to go for your lovely wooden furniture, or leather sofas. It's been proven that when dogs chew furniture, it's down to malnutrition and boredom, rather than misbehavior and small furry animals because they are bored. So remember to always keep your pets fed and entertained - invest in some chew toys and treats.

Keep them healthy:

Pets need exercise, especially if they are living in a small apartment with little or no space to run around in. If you have a dog, then take them for long walks and get them active. If you’ve got a small furry friend, then create safe areas for them to run around in – you can also buy leads for rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets, and balls for hamsters to run around in. If you’re going to get a pet, then you have to have the time and money to invest into them to make sure they are happy and healthy. It’s also important to take your pets to the vets for regular check-ups, keeping them updated with any vaccinations they may need and making sure that they are happy.

It may be a small apartment, but they provide some of the best companionships and if you are a lover of animals, you will make the changes to ensure the best possible life for your pet. Before you decide to cohabitate with a cute little critter, make sure you have the time, money and a big enough heart to look after them!

 

Rebecca Harper is an animal lover and a freelance writer and a pet microchips specialist, who spends her time raising awareness for animal health and safety.