Worry-Free Window Treatments
Draperies add softness, color and pattern to a room but they also bring out your kitty's playful side, leaving behind hair and possibly damage. The solution? Roman or balloon styled fabric shades that stop at the sill, says Weiner, or try a valance paired with blinds.
Doggie Day Spas
A sought after feature in newly constructed homes is a dedicated dog shower. An outside entrance, or access from the garage, leads to the grooming area, which is built inside a laundry or mud room. The open stall shower is outfitted with a hand-held sprayer, and lined with non-slip porcelain tile. For small dogs, the Jentle Pet Spa has a generous bathing well with five full- massage jets, and a low profile, rounded front for human comfort. Prices start at $1,119. A less expensive option is an outdoor faucet by Moen that delivers both hot and cold water so you can bathe your pooch in the backyard.
Many of today's household productscan withstand abuse from even the most rambunctious dog or cat. By selecting the right fuss-free products, your pet can rule the house without ruining your interior.
Maryann Mott is a pet journalist based in Arizona. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic online, and Dog Fancy magazine.To see more of her work, visit her website: www.petwriter.com