How To Make Your Patio Pet Friendly
When you have a pet, they are really another member of your family. If you have a dog, cat, or other pet that likes to spend plenty of time outside on your patio, it’s important you do all you can to create a dog-friendly patio. To make sure your pet stays safe and comfortable on your patio, here are a few suggestions from your fellow pet lovers here at Rollac.
Give Them Plenty of Shade
While it’s important for your pets to have backyard shade on those summer days, it’s also good that they have shade in the winter, since the sun’s harmful UV rays are not something you want your pet exposed to nonstop. To give them plenty of shade and your patio a whole new look, we suggest a retractable awning. Once installed, it can cool your patio temperature up to 20 degrees on even the hottest of summer days. Available in styles that will compliment any type of patio, you and your pet will love a retractable awning.
Be Wary of Plants
If you have plants here and there on and around your patio, make sure they are ones that will not be poisonous to your pet. Some of the most common houseplants that are poisonous to pets include lilies, aloe vera, elephant ears, and desert rose. Rather than have a needless tragedy occur, either choose plants that are non-poisonous to have on your patio or instead move your existing plants to a safer location where Fido or Fluffy can’t eat them.
Protection from the Wind
In the winter, wind gusts can feel especially cold to even the hardiest of pets. To give your lovable furry friend a place on the patio that is out of the way of wind gusts and lets them have a place to relax, install our Rollac ZipShades. Tested to withstand winds of up to 80 mph, our ZipShades can be easily installed on many different surfaces, giving your patio instant protection from the wind, flying insects, and more. Best of all, they can be controlled remotely by downloading an app on your smartphone, and also feature collision detection technology. Thus, if you’re inside and decide it’s time to lower your ZipShades, they will automatically stop should Fido or Fluffy walk underneath them as they are lowering, ensuring neither your ZipShades nor your pet is damaged.
Extending Your Home’s Interior
If your pet is one that likes to come and go inside and outside your home, we recommend your patio be outfitted with a Camargue. Essentially a way to instantly transform your patio into an extension of your home’s interior, Fido or Fluffy will continue to feel right at home when they step out onto the patio. However, since a Rollac Camargue also provides your patio with an added sense of luxury and a feeling of paradise, don’t be surprised if your pet decides they want to stay on the patio more and more.
Beds, Toys, and More
Finally, we here at Rollac know just how much our own pets love their beds, toys, and other fun things. Therefore, our final suggestion to make your patio pet-friendly is to give them some comfortable beds and favorite toys to enjoy during their time outside. By doing so, they can take a nap whenever they wish and will have toys to keep them out of trouble.
Now that you know how to make your patio pet-friendly, there’s no better time than the present to get started. To find out more about how our products will make your patio a pet paradise, contact us today.