PET-PROOF your home
D&C Infinity Cat Scratcher and Lounge, $129, hardtofind.com.au. CONTAIN THE CHAOS
Pets are messy, but there are some tricks to minimising the damage! Keep your furniture intact with a funky cat scratcher that won’t be an eyesore. Feed your pet on a cute tray, and make sure garbage and food tins are kept securely away from prying paws.
There are many pros and cons to weigh up when deciding between hardwood flooring and carpet. While a wood is cleaner and makes it easier to clean up your pet’s mistakes, it’s also expensive and prone to scratches. If you choose wood, pick a resistant material such as oak, maple or bamboo.
Providing a safe environment for inquisitive pets is similar to child-proofing your home. Many devices that we use to keep kids safe can also be used for pets, such as safety gates and latches on cupboards containing chemicals or medicine. If you have a curious cat or mischievous bunny, keep your electrical cords as tightly wrapped and hidden as possible.
Three-piece Cat Scratcher, $12, kmart.com.au.
Pet Dining Tray in Dots, $64.95, hardtofind.com.au.