Coinciding with the Iberzoo Propet fair, which takes place from March 13 to 15 in Madrid, the Silestone Institute offers advice on how to make your home a Pet-Friendly haven. 

Spain is one of the European countries with the highest number of pets. According to recent studies, it is estimated that over 20 million pets live in Spanish households. 

Pets have become an integral part of our lives today. Pet parents want their beloved companions to be safe and comfortable in their homes. Recognizing this, the Silestone Institute offers some ideas and tips to make our homes warm and welcoming spaces for our pets. 

The term “Pet Friendly” goes beyond simply allowing our pets to coexist at home; it implies creating an environment that caters to all their physical and emotional needs. From comfortable resting areas to toys that keep them active and entertained, achieving a safe and healthy atmosphere that reflects our commitment to the well-being of pets. 

  1. Effortless Organization: Simplify your living space by rearranging furniture to provide your pets with a spacious and obstacle-free area. Remove fragile objects within their reach to prevent accidents and maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home. Additionally, conceal cables to prevent unwanted chewing and keep the house impeccably tidy. 
  2. Design a dedicated space for your pets: Allocate a specific corner for their meals and create a separate resting area, equipped with a bed and toys. Provide them with a comfortable refuge where they can relax after a day full of activity, promoting their well-being and contributing to the harmony of the home.
  3. Toys and Personalized Comfort: Enrich your pets’ environment by providing them with interactive toys and comfortable beds. Interactive toys stimulate their minds and offer entertainment, while cozy beds provide them with an ideal space for rest. Careful selection of safe toys tailored to their size and breed, along with choosing beds with proper support and durable, easy-to-clean materials, are key to their well-being. 
  4. Impeccable Home Always: The Silestone Institute emphasizes the importance of maintaining a clean home for the well-being of both your pets and yourself. Regular vacuuming and cleaning help remove fur and dirt, ensuring a healthy environment. Additionally, periodically washing your pets’ beds and toys is essential to prevent germ buildup and maintain a pristine and healthy environment for everyone. 
  5. Pet Safety Gates: Consider installing pet safety gates as an effective measure to restrict access to specific areas of your home. These gates provide freedom for your pets in designated areas without compromising the overall safety of the house. In addition to setting boundaries, they are a useful tool for training your pets and encouraging respect for restricted areas, offering peace of mind for both them and you. 
  6. Keep Fragile Objects Away: In the pursuit of a safe home, the Silestone Institute advises avoiding the placement of fragile or valuable items at the height of your pets’ tails, thus reducing the risk of accidents. Consider furniture with rounded corners to prevent potential injuries. With these simple precautions, you ensure a safe and stylish environment for your adorable companions. 

Beyond these tips, the fundamental key lies in providing love and attention. Sharing our space means sharing our lives with them, and therefore, dedicating quality time to walking your dog, playing with your cats, and strengthening emotional bonds. In this daily commitment, the Silestone Institute invites you to keep your adorable companions happy at home, thus strengthening the unique bond you share with them.