by TJ AndersonLennon Stella's home, photo via People.comI was already impressed by Lennon Stella, who, by starring in TV drama Nashville, managed to build a double-threat career as an actress and
How to Protect Your Home from Your Pet
I’m pretty sure that lots of the animals that end up in rescue organizations have landed there because of fed-up homeowners whose carpets have been peed on one too many times, whose computer cords have been gnawed through, and whose furniture has been clawed to bits. For that reason, this post may be better titled “How to Protect Your Home from Your Pet and Your Pet from Your Wrath.” For your pet's sake, here are some ideas for outfitting your Nashville home with pet-friendly materials that won’t show wear and tear:
- Dogs are notoriously unkind to hardwood floors. Instead consider installing floors made of concrete, natural stone, or porcelain tile—all of which are immune to skittering claws. Wood laminate flooring is another good idea. And of course, hardwoods can be refinished to buff out claw marks. One thing to note, however: ACL repair surgeries and incidents of hip dysplasia among dogs have risen since laminate flooring became more popular.
Here's my best friend, Ella, at 3 months old..she's now 10
Do you have any tips for creating a pet-friendly home?
Here are some local establishments that cater to pets, that we recommend:
The Dog Spot
The Dog Spot is East Nashville's premiere provider of doggy daycare, boarding and grooming. Our newly renovated facility includes climate controlled indoor play areas, outdoor play areas and web-cams.
5 Points Animal Hospital
5 Points Animal Hospital is a full service small animal clinic providing comprehensive, compassionate care for the pets in our community.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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