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How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Own A Pet

Christiansburg Dog Sitting on Moving BoxesDefinitely, most Christiansburg renters are aware that keeping a pet in a rental house is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to be sure that your pet is safe and healthy, but that your rental home is protected from damage your pet may actually cause. Pet damage is one of the swiftest and surest ways that a renter can lose their security deposit. Even if your landlord agrees with you and allows you to keep a pet, they still want the property returned in good condition once you move out. To make certain that you get your security deposit back when you own a pet, you must make sure to minimize pet damage. The good news is that there is a lot you can implement to keep your beloved animal from causing lasting damage to your rental home.

Keep Claws Busy

Scratching is a natural habit for cats and some other household pets. Though, to protect your rental house, it’s vital to keep scratching behaviors away from the floors and walls. For cats, you will need to provide several scratching pads and posts. Even something cheaper and budget-friendly can help keep your cat’s claws busy and prevent them from scratching on other surfaces. Most cats will surely be enthralled by the scratching pad or post after they perceive its purpose, but you can also enforce its use by using pheromone sprays and wipes.

Keep Boredom at Bay

Boredom is one of the most usual considerations why a dog will bite or chew on walls, doors, and other household surfaces. If you know that your dog seems to want to chew on everything, chances are high you need to add-in more exercise and playtime in your dog’s day. Regular exercise can help your dog manage this built-up energy and decrease the amount of chewing he does. Mental stimulation is also necessary. If you have a smart dog, teach him tricks to keep him occupied, and promote a closer bond between you.

Proper Potty Training

Housebreaking any dog is a vital part of protecting your rental home from damage. Dog and cat urine are both exceptionally harmful and can damage walls, floors, and many others. Whenever possible, make sure your dog has the access to go out to a yard during the day. For cats, prepare one or more litter boxes, and keep the litter clean every day. If you still discover spots and accidents in the house, have your pet checked by a veterinarian. A number of physical disorders may cause a pet to lose control of their bodily functions, most of which can be cured with treatment. If you see a potty mess in the house, clean it up with an excellent quality enzymatic cleaner. This type of cleaner will eliminate odors and encourage your pet to avoid the area the next time he feels the urge to go.

Manage Anxiety

Some pets feel deep anxiety when they are left at home alone. Dogs could be disturbed and may bark, jump, or chew on blinds, doors, and even carpet. If you really have to leave your pet at home alone for a few hours every day, it’s very necessary to work with him to reduce or eliminate such behaviors. One really helpful way to handle separation anxiety is to establish a routine. Whenever you leave, go through the same motions in the same order. And just as important, do not make a big issue out of either leaving or coming back. Wait until your dog is calm before giving him affection, and you will promptly see a reduction in the intensity of his excitement when he meets you at the door.

Using these practices, you can definitely prevent damage to your rental house and get your full security deposit back, all while successfully making sure that your pet is living a happy, healthy life.

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