If you’re anything like our family, you spend a great deal of time in the backyard tossing a ball to your beloved family dog. Some of you may also notice your sweet kitty curling up on your patio chair soaking in the sun. Whether you’re a cat lover or a dog lover (or both!) here are some tips to transforming your outdoor space into the ultimate pet patio.
Tip #1. Get Removable Fabric Covers
Pet dander and hair covering your patio furniture can be frustrating. Sitting down to realize you’re covered in the unwanted remnants of your furry friend can be annoying, to say the least!
Luckily, purchasing removable, machine washable fabric covers can be an easy way to keep your patio from being covered in fur. Removable, washable fabric covers are the perfect choice for a pet patio. Choosing fabrics that resist mold and mildew and that do not stain easily is also helpful.
Tip #2. Avoid Scratches with Metal Furniture
When choosing your patio set, try looking for scratch or paw resistant materials. Iron and aluminum is are great options for a pet patio because your furry friend won’t be able to leave marks on these materials.
Also, if you have a cat, provide them with an alternative space for scratching — offer your kitty scratching posts or other materials where they can sharpen their claws, guilt-free.
Tip #3. Get Grass Trays for Your Pet Patio
If your outdoor area is small, but you want your pet to experience a little grassy area, there are still options.
Look into custom pet grass trays. These are trays where you can grow fresh grass for your pet. They’re easy to take care of and they’re replaceable. Now your beloved animal friend can still have a grassy spot in a smaller area.
Let Everyone Enjoy Your Backyard Area
Backyard areas are for the whole family, not just the human members. By creating a pet patio, your dogs and cats can enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style along with you.