Do you have a dog who chews up your furniture? Or a cat who loves to scratch everything in your household? Sometimes we have to leave our pets at home, but some pets can make this challenging. Check out these tips to ensure that your pet is well-behaved at home!



1. Stress and Anxiety
Some pets may experience stress and anxiety when left at home alone. Fortunately, there are great solutions available to help your pet cope. For dogs, consider using a product such as ADAPTIL. It is calming and reassuring for dogs of all ages, reducing or eliminating unwanted behavior due to stress. Feliway is an excellent option for our feline companions, providing similar calming and anti-anxiety effects.


2. Urinary Problems
Urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence can be very bothersome for pets. Sometimes they are the underlying reason for unwanted behavior. Know the signs of urinary problems in your pets. Try using a supplement such as Cranberry D-Mannos Urinary-Tract Support to support your dog or cat’s urinary tract.


3. Chewers
Ever come home after a long day of work to find unexpected damage inflicted by your dog; or, more specifically, your dog's teeth? Dog that chew not only damage your valuables but can potentially harm themselves as well. Providing your pet with interesting chew toys, is an excellent first step to stopping unwanted chewing. If your pooch still wants to chew on your furniture, try using a no chew spray. If these tactics fail, consider having your dog stay in the backyard or a crate when you aren't home. The most important goal is to keep your pet safe from chewing something that could harm him.



4. Scratching
Cat scratching can damage your carpet, walls, and furniture. Luckily, there are several solutions to prevent your cat from damaging your household. One of the first places to start is with training. Try filling a spray bottle with water, and making a loud “psst” noise at your cat when you seem him scratch. If he doesn’t stop, get him with the spray bottle. Soon, your cat will associate the noise with the water, and stop scratching in response to your voice. For the persistent felines, be sure to provide a place that your cat is allowed to scratch. Cat scratchers are an essential household item for cat parents.