How to Make Your Bradenton and Sarasota Apartment Pet-Friendly

August 09, 2016

Pet-Friendly-Apartment-BS.jpgOur Springs Apartments communities have nearly everything you could need to create a pet-friendly home, including pet spas and leash-free dog parks. However, there are a few upgrades you can make to your apartment home that will improve day-to-day living for both you and Spot. Keep the following tips in mind:

Use Smart Floor Coverings

The hardwood-style flooring in Springs Apartments homes is ideal for pets. If you want to warm them up with rugs, however, make sure you choose ones that are durable and stain-resistant. It’s also important to select a smart floor covering for the area under your pet bowls. You don’t want to let water or wet food sit on the floors for any extended period, so a plastic mat under your pet bowls will help keep things clean.

Create a Private Pet Corner

Everyone likes to have a quiet corner they can retreat to for a rest, so make sure your pet has a cozy space where he or she feels safe and comfortable. Give your pet a designated area in a discreet corner, under a side table, or in the back of a closet. You can use an open pet crate, a plush pet bed, or a soft blanket to create a special place where Fluffy feels at home.

Keep Entertainment Close

Pets are most likely to be destructive when they’re bored. Make sure your furry friends always have something to keep them busy and they won’t end up clawing furniture or gnawing on shoes. If you have a clawed cat, a scratching post is a must. For dogs, make sure you have chew toys on hand. Whether it’s rope or rubber, experiment with different products to find out which ones your dog prefers most.

Move Beyond Your Apartment

You don’t have to keep your pet confined to your apartment home. Springs at Braden River and Springs at Palma Sola have leash-free dog parks, while Springs at Bee Ridge will be offering two leash-free pet playgrounds and a pet spa area. Make use of all the amenities at your disposal to keep your pets well exercised and content.

What are your top tips for apartment living with a pet? Share your suggestions in the comments below.

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