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How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Own A Pet

Bangor Dog Sitting on Moving BoxesSeveral Bangor renters understand that keeping a pet in a rental house is a big responsibility. Not only do you want to be certain that your pet is safe and healthy, but that your rental home is protected from damage your pet may bring about. Pet damage is one of the really quickest ways that a renter can lose their security deposit. Even if your landlord gives you permission 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 will have to minimize pet damage. The good news is that there is a lot you can actually do to prevent your dear animal from causing lasting damage to your rental home.

Keep Claws Busy

Scratching is a natural habit for cats and some other household pets. But remember, to protect your rental house, it’s principal to keep scratching behaviors away from the floors and walls. For cats, you will need to provide multiple scratching pads and posts. Even something not expensive can help keep your cat’s claws busy and prevent them from scratching on other surfaces. Plenty of cats will certainly be attracted to the scratching pad or post when they know 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 reasons a dog will bite or chew on walls, doors, and other household surfaces. If you see that your dog seems to want to chew on everything, the probabilities are you have to include more exercise and playtime in your dog’s day. Regular exercise can help your dog manage that extra energy and lessen the amount of chewing he does. Mental stimulation is likewise necessary. If you have a smart dog, teach him tricks to keep him occupied, and stimulate a firm connection between you.

Proper Potty Training

Housebreaking any dog is the key part of protecting your rental home from damage. Dog and cat urine are both unbelievably harmful and can damage walls, floors, and so much more. If it is possible, make sure your dog has open access to a yard during the day. For cats, provide one or more litter boxes, and keep the litter clean every day. If you still identify spots and accidents in the house, have your pet checked by a veterinarian. Some physical circumstances may cause a pet to lose control of their bodily functions, many of which can be rectified with treatment. If you find out a potty mess in the house, clean it up with the best quality enzymatic cleaner. This kind of cleaner will eliminate odors and encourage your pet to avoid the area the next time he feels the need to go.

Manage Anxiety

Some pets feel strong anxiety when they are left at home alone. Dogs tend to become nervous and may bark, jump, or chew on blinds, doors, and even carpet. If you must leave your pet at home alone for countless hours every day, it’s vital to work with him to reduce or eliminate such behaviors. Among the best practices to deal with separation anxiety is to set up a routine. If you leave, go through the same motions in the same order. And just as relevant, do not make a big thing out of either leaving or coming back. Wait until your dog is calm before giving him affection, and you will definitely see a reduction in the intensity of his excitement when he meets you at the door.

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

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