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How To Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy at Your Apartment

All 1st Lake Properties are pet friendly and welcome tenants who adhere to the pet policy. Having a pet is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Caring for a pet is more than just adding another sentient being to your family. It means taking the animal into your home, with a commitment to providing all the necessities for its well-being. This can be achieved by being extra-sensitive to all of an animal’s needs so they are happy. This includes exercise. It’s important that dogs get regular exercise to work the stress and stiffness out of their muscles, as well as to promote an over-all healthy and happy attitude.

Dogs rely heavily on daily routines to maintain structure in their own lives. Without it, disruptive behaviors manifest in the form of howling, whining, barking, chewing, and aggression.

To deter this kind of destructive behavior, be sure to follow these simple tips:

  • Toys – Toys help to keep dogs from boredom. With entertainment, your dog is less likely to become stressed and less likely to chew on furniture in your apartment.
  • Long Walks – Take your dog on long walks before you leave for work or school, and upon returning in the evening. If not, consider hiring a dog walker or taking your dog to doggie daycare during the weekdays.
  • Dog Parks – Heading out to dog-friendly parks is a great way for dogs to get exercise and interact with other dogs. New to the area and not sure where to go? Here’s a list of dog friendly parks in the New Orleans metro area.