Tips to Keep Your Pets Happy Indoors?
The pandemic season taught us many things, also how to entertain our pets and keep them happy inside our home. We have had to change our lifestyle & daily routines and also need good care of our health. But it's not just us, and our furry buddies have had to do it too. However, our pets are showering us with love and making us feel less alone.
From the availability of their favourite food & essentials, inability to take them on walks, and a misconception about being spread from animals to humans, this is quite stressful for every pet and pet parent. However, after the post-pandemic, it is becoming more important to make our pet's life more comfortable and relaxing inside our home.
Let us take the necessary precautions to make their lifestyle easier for them and make them happy by doing some interesting activities indoors. Find the list of some interesting and regular activities that every pet parent should follow:
So what if sometimes you can't go out for long walks with your pet....exercise at home! Like humans, pets too need regular exercise, which is necessary to maintain stress levels and fit. Regular physical exercise is necessary to keep your pet active and maintain optimum health. It improves blood circulation, metabolism and pumps toxins out of the body. Also, a tired dog is more calm, well-behaved, and trainable.
Since taking pets outside every day is not recommended every time, especially at these certain times, so it's good to engage your pets in other activities in your home. However, a bored pet often ends up in some trouble. That is why it is important to keep them occupied and entertained. Find hidden treats, dog puzzles, and games provides the dog with ample mental stimulation. These activities are brain workouts to sharpen their minds. It has various benefits ranging from lowered aggression, lesser hyperactivity to improved mental health.
Any pet parent usually loves pampering their pets by feeding them meals their pets like the most and allowing their pets to indulge in junk food. However, while at home pets are not even exposed to much physical activity, it is really important to give your furry friend portion-controlled and nutritious meals. Consult a veterinarian and prepare a diet chart for your dog. Follow that and monitor your dog's food consumption. Use slow feeders (if you have one) or try to avoid feeding foods full of fat.
Tidy Them Up
Though your pet is not going out, they still need regular grooming and basic hygiene. Don't overlook that! Trim your dog's nails, brush their teeth, comb their fur and bathe them once in a while. Check their eyes, ears, and nose regularly. Moisturize their skin, clean their paws; pamper them with care!
With ample free time at hand, why not use this as an opportunity to teach your pet new tricks? It would help your pet develop focussed attention and also strengthen your bond with your pet. For reference, you can browse through various pet training tutorials present online or consult your vet and other pet parents.
Alternatively, home activities would require creative thinking and interesting activities that can be organized easily inside your home. Though all the tips mentioned above may be helpful for you, and they are great tips for how you can stay keep your pet's mind healthy and happy always. So, take a deep breath and start spending quality time with your pet.
"Pet Parents need to understand their pets well during this change of time –It's really important for pet parents and pet both."(Disclaimer: This blog is just for informational purposes only. Though, it's not guaranteed to be precise and perfect, as we believe that every pet is unique in its own way and requires different attention. Please consult your veterinarian)