How can I keep my pet happy in my apartment near The University of South Florida?

If you're bringing your furry companion to college, you'll be happy to know that there are many apartments near USF that allow pets. Pet friendly USF apartments can be a terrific place for you and your pet to live a long and happy life together. As a fellow pet owner I know how important it is to other pet owners that we keep our pets happy and healthy. We know our pets love us, and would do anything they could for us (which usually just involves snuggles and love) so we want to do right by them. Luckily all you have to do is follow a few simple steps, maybe spend a few dollars on some supplies you might not already own, and you and your pet can be on your way to a happy and healthy life together in your new USF apartment. An important reminder though is to never forget to make sure that your pet is acceptable with your landlord. Some apartments put restrictions on certain pets such as size and breed so always make sure it's okay before you move your pet in.

If you're living with a small pet such as a bird, hamster, fish, or other small creature keeping your pet happy in your USF apartment should be a breeze. In fact, you probably won't have to change a single thing you have done in the past to keep your pet happy in an apartment. Since these animals are so small they adapt well to smaller apartments and don't get too stressed out in moves either. Just continue with your regular caring schedule and make sure you give them plenty of love, attention, and food and they should easily stay happy in your apartment near USF.

Cats can be a little more particular about what makes them happy. If you're a fellow cat owner then you know how stubborn and particular cats can be. So adjusting them to the move might take a little time. The most important thing to remember is to give them lots of love and be as patient with them as possible. Since cats generally don't need a lot of room to roam the size of an apartment shouldn't be an issue. Cats do however tend to get bored, and when they get bored they can become destructive. To prevent this from happening invest in some good cat toys, and nice a scratching post if your kitty has claws. Scratching posts not only keep them entertained but it keeps them from tearing up your USF apartment with their claws.

Contrary to popular belief dogs can be happy in a small space like your USF apartment. It just takes some getting used to and some extra exercise. As long as you keep your dog active by taking them on lots of walks, runs, and maybe some off leash time at a local dog park they should stay pretty happy in your USF apartment. The only other suggestion I would add would be leaving out a bin of toys for your dog while you're not at home. Include chew toys, some balls, and maybe even a few treats.

Living with pets in your USF apartment doesn't have to be a pain. In fact, you might find that living with them actually improves your quality of life. So return the favor and make sure you keep your pets happy in your new home.

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