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How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Own A Pet

Cambridge Dog Sitting on Moving BoxesVarious Cambridge renters perceive that keeping a pet in a rental house is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to make sure that your pet is safe and healthy, but that your rental home is protected from damage your pet may cause. Pet damage is one of the quickest ways that a renter can lose their security deposit. Even if your landlord permits you to keep a pet, they still want the property returned in good condition once you move out. To be assured that you get your security deposit back when you own a pet, you will need to minimize pet damage. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to hinder your precious animal from causing lasting damage to your rental home.

Keep Claws Busy

Scratching is a natural habit for cats and some other household pets. However, always remember, to protect your rental house, it’s imperative to keep scratching behaviors away from the floors and walls. For cats, you will need to provide numerous scratching pads and posts. Even something really cheap can help keep your cat’s claws busy and prevent them from scratching on other surfaces. Most cats should be interested in the scratching pad or post when they discover 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 typical reasons a dog will bite or chew on walls, doors, and other household surfaces. If you detect that your dog seems to want to chew on everything, the possibilities are you really need to integrate more exercise and playtime in your dog’s day. Regular exercise can help your dog manage that excess energy and decrease the amount of chewing he does. Mental stimulation is also as relevant. If you have a smart dog, teach him tricks to keep him occupied, and promote a closer relationship between you.

Proper Potty Training

Housebreaking any dog is a substantial part of protecting your rental home from damage. Dog and cat urine are both extremely damaging or destructive and can damage walls, floors, and a lot more. If you can, make sure your dog has easy access to a yard during the day. For cats, give one or more litter boxes, and keep the litter clean every day. If you still see spots and accidents in the house, have your pet checked by a veterinarian. Several physical conditions may cause a pet to lose control of their bodily functions, a lot of which can be remedied with treatment. If you find a potty mess in the house, clean it up with a really good quality enzymatic cleaner. This sort 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 extreme anxiety when they are left at home alone. Dogs tend to get uneasy and may bark, jump, or chew on blinds, doors, and even carpet. If you have to leave your pet at home alone for a lot of hours every day, it’s significant to work with him to reduce or eliminate such behaviors. One of the best processes to help cope with separation anxiety is to develop a routine. Supposing it’s time you leave, go through the same motions in the same order. And equally as important, do not make a really big deal out of either leaving or coming back. Wait until your dog is calm before giving him affection, and you will instantly see a reduction in the intensity of his excitement when he meets you at the door.

Using these processes, you can prevent damage to your rental house and get your full security deposit back, all while equally securing that your pet is living a happy, healthy life.

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