Is Your Home Going to the Dogs? Keeping the Peace with Multiple Pets
Although you may have started out thinking yours would be an only-pet household, you may have felt the urge to adopt more pets. And, why not? They are wonderful, entertaining, and provide so much joy and love in our lives. But, there are challenges several of us face when adapting to multiple pets and creating a peaceful home for all.
According to recent statistics, more than half of dog and cat owners have multiple pets. As you might have guessed, most of these households include dogs and cats in the mix (and other small pet companions). And, as you might also guess (or have experienced yourself), newcomers and long-time pet residents don’t always get along–especially at first.
Preparing the Home for Multiple Pets
Whether you are considering adding another pet to your family, or already have a household of furry chaos, here are a few simple tips to keep your multiple pet household friendly.
Ways to Promote Peace Between Pets
There are numerous benefits to having a multi-pet household. Pet “siblings” keep each other company, help socialize each other, have the chance to learn cooperative, appropriate interaction with other animals, and so much more.
However, there are tricks to negotiating those early days when the peace and sense of place within the family pack have not yet been established. Here are some ground rules to help your canines and felines get along.
Keep in mind that all pets – even those of the same species – have different temperaments and it will take time to peacefully adjust all furry family members to one another.
If your pets have not been getting along or you have concerns about possible aggressive or destructive behaviors, please give The Pet Experts a call to schedule a consultation to help you establish a calmer, well-adjusted multi-pet family.
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