Starting a new business and bringing home a new pet can be a challenge. If you’re feeling stressed about having enough time and energy to take care of your business and your pet, these four tips from Precious Petcare can help.
- Streamlining Your Business
The best way to free up time to spend with your pet is to make sure all of your business operations are as quick and efficient as possible. Registering as an LLC can save you a lot of time because the government regulations are more flexible than those of other types of organizations. You won’t have to waste time stressing about keeping in-depth records and writing annual reports. According to california-llc.net, you’ll also get significant tax advantages, leaving you more money for veterinary visits and other pet-related expenses.
- Pet-Proofing Your Home
Your house may seem safe to you, but there are many common household items that can be dangerous to pets. Covering electrical outlets, blocking off stairs and locking cabinets are a few of the things you can do to make your home and workspace a safer place for animals. You should also check for hazards such as poisonous plants, chemicals and medications, batteries and harmful foods.
Pet-proofing your home helps ensure the safety of your pet without you having to constantly monitor. If your cat or dog is always getting into things that could hurt it, you’re going to have to spend a lot of time chasing it around and removing it from harm’s way. If you don’t want to animal-proof your entire house, set up a play area for your pet where it can safely play without constant supervision. Some people worry that enclosed play areas are too restrictive for animals, but the Humane Society actually recommends using them to train a new pet and keep it safe when you can’t watch closely.
- Hiring Pet Walkers
Hiring someone to walk your dog while you’re working is a great way to give your pet some exercise and allow you to get through all those Zoom meetings uninterrupted. You should first do your research to find a good pet walker who you can trust. Tips include asking your veterinarian for referrals, inquiring about the pet walker’s experience and asking for a trial run before hiring someone long term. If you’re concerned and want to know the whereabouts of your animal at all times, you can put a pet GPS tracker on its collar when it goes for walks.
- Monitoring Your Pet
If you work away from home or keep your pet confined somewhere other than your home office, a pet monitor can be a great way to check in often. A quick glance at the monitor can tell you if your animal friend is safe and if it needs anything without you having to physically go check on it. This can save you a lot of time going back and forth between your pet and your office.
With these tips, you can free up enough time to take care of both your business and your new pet with ease.