If you are remodeling soon and you have pets, then you are probably wondering what to do right now. After all, construction and animals don’t usually mix very well together. You want to make sure to follow the right plan so that you and your pets can be happy during and after your remodel. Here is what you should know:
Usually, pets (especially dogs) have hearing that is much more sensitive than humans. This means that if a sound is loud for you, it is going to be way too loud for your pet. Over time, this can damage their hearing. Make sure you are getting them a fair distance away from the loudest remodeling noises that you will be making. This will also help with the anxiety they may be having over the strangers in your home.
Paint and Substances
Some painters warn there’s a real danger in letting pets near the paint. It is something that looks appetizing, what with how bright and shiny paints often are. However, just like humans, it is toxic for them if ingested. It could cause serious internal issues and even death. Keep your pet in a separate room, away from any sort of construction substance or tools. That way, the temptation is never there in the first place.
Give Them Attention
Just because you might have your pet in the other room, doesn’t mean you should stop giving them attention. Keep visiting your pet on occasion. That way, they understand that you didn’t leave them there as a punishment or that the confinement will not be a permanent change.
Consider Boarding Them
If none of the above work, then you have the option of boarding them. While this can come with some expenses, it can be an excellent option for the health and safety of your pet. It allows your pets to be in a safe environment away from all the remodeling. It also means you don’t have to constantly worry about checking on them or taking them out.
If possible, consider asking a friend or family member that has pets to take care of them. This can also be a great way to let your pet bond with them and their pets. It also is a free option that won’t break the bank.
Protecting your pets and keeping them happy during a remodel seems complicated at first. However, with the right plan, it is certainly doable. Just follow the tips above. That way you can ensure that your pets won’t have any issues with the noise, dangers, or other aspects of the process.
Be sure to check out more guides on how to take care of your pets and keep them safe from everyday situations.