Top tips to stop naughty dogs and cats destroying your home

We love our pets – but just like kids, there’s no denying that they can be naughty at times.

The number of new owners has increased over the course of the lockdown, but they can often cause more chaos than you expected.

Whether it’s chewing, scratching, or biting, no household item is safe from a mischievous dog or cat, and the damage can be costly to repair.

Some home insurance policies cover damage and liability for pets. It is therefore worth asking your provider about the details of the protection.

A spokesperson for said, “They are cute, funny and you love them down to the last detail. But sometimes the furry members of the household can create the most expensive clutter.

“Whether you’re a new pet owner or just starting to notice new destructive behaviors, these tricks will help save you money and keep your household items safe from chewing, scratching, and biting.

“Animals tend to have very brief memories so they don’t associate their past naughtiness with your current screaming or other punishment. Hence, it is best to be more tactical to avoid damage and save money in the long run. ”

Here are the website’s tips for preventing domestic animal harm:

1. Chew

Dogs love to sink their teeth into things, especially when teething as puppies. It’s a natural but annoying habit for dog lovers.

To prevent destructive chewing of remotes, shoes, and furniture, owners can create a natural deterrent spray.

Dogs won’t like the bitter taste of vinegar or citrus oil, but it’s harmless to them and will keep them from putting things coated in it in their mouths.

Pet parents can also make DIY chew toys from old household items. Using materials like old denim, rope, and old t-shirts is a great way to make money and breathe new life into old trash-ready items.

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2. Toilet trips

Puddles of piss and piles of poop are never fun for pet owners. They take a long time to deep clean and can leave expensive stains on carpets. A dirty litter box is one of the first things a cat sends elsewhere to do business. So make sure your kittens are clean and empty.

If it’s the dog who gets caught doing his business around the house, try to scare him slightly every time he’s caught. A loud clap should stop the puppy from peeing in the middle of the stream and allow owners to lead them outside in a gentle and encouraging manner.

To avoid repeat offenders, clean accidents with an enzymatic detergent. It will destroy the smells that your pet is likely to retreat to the same places.

3. Scratch

Sofas and chairs are important targets when kittens want a scratch, but they are often the most expensive items in the home.

To prevent scratches from harming cats, special herbal sprays can be purchased from a pet store. They replace the odor of a cat’s territorial “markers” with an odor that is unpleasant to them but hardly noticeable to the human nose.

If the spray doesn’t work, it can make sense to use a double-sided tape strip in particularly problematic areas, as the paws are extremely sensitive to touch and sticky surfaces are extremely annoying.

If your problem area for scratches is near door frames and wooden legs, consider placing a cedar post in their space.

4. Ripping

Dogs are known to suffer from separation anxiety, and veterinarians advise them not to be alone for more than four hours. Sometimes it’s inevitable, but when dogs are scared they are notorious for tearing up anything they can get their paws or teeth on.

The best way to prevent this from happening is to make sure the puppy is too tired to make a mess when no one is in the house. Tire them off by running and running before they’re alone, and leave behind exciting and interactive puzzles to keep them mentally stimulated and exhausted.

5. Eliminate medical problems

Sometimes a pet’s problematic behavior can be a cry for help. It is important to rule out possible media problems.

Dogs are known to get dirty indoors due to incontinence problems, but also due to a change in diet, new medications, gastrointestinal disorders, or anxiety.

Cats often produce more urine and have more accidents when they have urinary tract infections or even kidney failure.


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