Preparing for guests can often be a very exciting yet stressful time. It usually means making sure the fridge is stocked, the house is clean, and everything is generally in order to help make a good impression. However, in some cases, extra steps have to be taken. Many of us have furry companions that call our house their home as well, which means there are traces of their presence everywhere – which can lead to some pretty major problems if your house guest is allergic to your fuzzy housemate.
This doesn’t mean you need to tell your guest to stay away, not at all. It just means that some extra precautions will need to be taken, because the last thing we want to do is make someone feel unwelcome or worse, cause a health problem. Before we get into that fully, let’s strip away some of that inevitable guilt that will come from having to choose between letting your dog run free and having your loved one be comfortable. Guests with allergies know that there will be some inconvenience on your part when it comes to this, so try not to make them feel bad by bringing it up.
Having to adjust their schedule and lifestyle to accommodate a guest can be jarring for your pet as well, so maybe consider giving them a special dog treat or a new dog toy once the visit is over for their cooperation.
Now that we’ve covered that, let’s get your place ready for your guest.