How To Keep Your Dog Safe During A Home Renovation

Dealing with a home renovation can be stressful and it’s easy to get tied up with the tasks at hand, but it’s important to not forget about your furry friends during this process. The home renovation scene can be just as, if not more stressful for your dog. They aren’t aware of what is going on and why there is so much commotion. Thankfully, there are steps you can take before and during your home renovation to make sure your dog doesn’t get overly stressed out.

Call your contractor

To stay ahead of the curb, it’s a good idea to get in contact with your contractor. That way you’ll know what to expect from your home renovation. This will give you the information on when you should expect work on your home to be done and how long it will take. Giving you the ability in advance to make a plan for your canine companion!

To make it easier not only for you and your pet, but your contractor, notify them that you have a pet. Ask them if there is anything you can do to make the renovation process easier for the. That way they can be mindful of the noise they are making and also making sure to be cautious when opening and closing doors. Having your dog crated or behind a dog gate when your contractors come to start the renovation will alleviate stress for both parties.

Make a vet appointment

Another great precautionary step you can take before your home renovation starts is to make a vet appointment. Having your vet provide a routine checkup for your pet is important so you know if your dog is healthy enough to handle the stress that comes with a renovation. This is critical if you have a senior dog with any previous underlying health conditions.

Be straightforward with your vet and tell them about the upcoming renovation. There is the likely chance they will be able to provide useful information about keeping your dog safe and sound. Your vet may recommend your dog to take pet anxiety medication to help with the stress. Talk to your vet about which anxiety medication is the best fit for your dog if you are concerned with their stress.



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