Your outdoor space is a great place to share great times with your family, to clear your mind, and to connect with nature. That is why you need to take care of your outdoor furniture. Taking care of outdoor furniture involves pet-proofing it. When you pet-proof your outdoor furniture, your pets are less likely to destroy it. For instance, your cats will not scratch it, and your dogs will not chew it. Below are more details about how to pet-proof your outdoor furniture.
Pets dislike certain scents. For instance, dogs and cats dislike the smell of vinegar. Therefore, you should spray vinegar-scented spray on your outdoor furniture to keep pets away from it. You can get such a spray from a pet store.
If you do not want to buy spray from a pet store, you can make it yourself. To make it, you will need a clean spray bottle, water, distilled vinegar, and citrus essential oil. After collecting all these ingredients, put water in the clean spray bottle, and add two tablespoons of your vinegar. Stir the mixture, and then add 20 drops of the citrus essential oil.
Pets hate it when tape sticks on their paws. Therefore, placing a piece of tape on your furniture with the sticky side up will keep pets away. However, you should do this when the furniture is not in use as the tape can stick on someone's clothes.
Pets do not like walking or sleeping on strange surfaces that make some noise. For instance, they are less likely to sleep on aluminum foil since it makes some noise when a pet steps on it. Therefore, you should use this foil to keep pets off your outdoor furniture.
If your pet is in the yard and you do not want it to sleep on your outdoor furniture, place slipcovers over the furniture. The pets will find the slipcovers uncomfortable. These slipcovers will also protect your furniture from other elements that might destroy it.
Cayenne pepper is a common culinary ingredient. It can irritate the pet's paws, eyes, nose, and throat after the pet comes into direct contact with it.
You can use cayenne pepper to keep pets away from your outdoor furniture. For instance, you can rub it on the legs of your outdoor chairs. You can also mix it with water and spray the mixture on your furniture. Pets will stay away from the furniture when you do this.
Your pets can destroy your outdoor furniture. Therefore, you need to ensure that your outdoor furniture is pet-proof. There are a variety of ways that you can prevent your pet from getting on your furniture, so find the one that is right for you and your pet.