Pet owners know that once those fur babies enter our homes, they are an integral part of our families. In addition to getting lots of love, they have the best diets and almost unlimited access to our homes. Pet owners are also looking for concepts and designs that make having them in our households easier and more efficient. Continue reading to discover pet-friendly design and organization ideas that make owning a pet more enjoyable for everyone.
Times have changed drastically regarding home furnishings and tools for pets. Where there was once only a need for a big floppy pillow on the floor, pets today live in luxury and spaces designed with them in mind.
In addition to the comfort of big, soft pillows, pets today have some of the following well-designed tools:
Advanced Technology Litter Boxes
In the not too distant past, litter boxes were plastic tubs that were filled with kitty litter where cats would go and relieve themselves. These boxes need to be cleaned daily, or the pet owner's home smells like cat urine (strong). In addition, cats stepped in and out of the little, making it easy to track germs and feces throughout the house.
Today however, there are modern cat litter boxes that are not only simple and stylish, but they also leave cats happy. Other benefits to these modern litter boxes are:
- Cats can enter from top or side
- They have liners that can be used up to three months
- They reduce litter tracking
- Their full height prevents leaks
Interactive Pet Toys
It is no secret that pets want attention. A lot of that attention involves playtime with their owners. However, there are now interactive pet toys that take the playtime away from owners. In addition to the interactive wheel that cats enjoy, there are also toys like:
- IFetch Too is an interactive toy that automatically launches tennis balls for dogs who love to fetch balls. Ifetch is a terrific backyard toy that sends balls 10, 25, or even 40 feet for your dog. Not only do dogs have a ball fetching balls, but this is also a natural way to keep your dog guessing about the distance and get great exercise.
- Trixie Mad Scientist For Dogs is a puzzle toy that keeps dogs entertained for hours. This toy has three turning elements that help improve a dog's motor skills.
While most pet owners don’t mind the few minutes of playtime with their dogs, interactive toys have many benefits, including:
- Mental stimulation
- Combat boredom
- Satisfies a dog's natural instincts
- Helps dogs thrive
Size and Weight Appropriate Car Seats
According to petprosupplyco.com, 84% of pet owners confess to not restraining their pets while transporting them. That means that if those cars are involved in an accident, there's a chance that the pets in the vehicle can be injured or, worse, killed.
These statistics include many pet owners who allow their pets to sit on their lap while driving and another large number who admitted to playing with and giving their dogs treats while going.
Several brands make size-appropriate seats for installing in a vehicle specifically for pets. For larger dogs, a harness can be used to keep you and your dog safe while traveling.
There is no doubt that feeding time is happy in a household with pets. They hear food gets poured into their bowl, and owners can see and feel them do a happy dance. Food and water simply go into bowls on the floor in most instances.
However, modern pet feeding stations allow pets to eat, including self-filling bowls. These bowls and stations include a detection system so pets cannot obstruct or dispense more food. Additionally, they are ergonomically designed, easy to operate, and most importantly, they keep your pet's food fresh.
As you have read, innovation has made it easier for pet owners to keep their pets happy and comfortable Four designs and operations are listed above. If you own a pet and want to raise them in a modern way, consider some of the tools mentioned above.
Author Bio: Stephanie Snyder
Stephanie Caroline Snyder graduated from The University of Florida in 2018; she majored in Communications with a minor in mass media. Currently, she is an Author and a Freelance Internet Writer, and a Blogger.