Having a pet or more can really make things more lively and they make us happy but this does come with a bit of stress sometimes as they can be too playful or naughty at times.Making Your Home Safe for Pets a sine qua non for every pet owner Pets can be curious, wild and jumpy so it’s best to make sure that we provide a safe environment for them as they are learning their place in our lives and that means living in a new home as well. Here are things some things you should keep in mind to make sure your pets are safe.
Keep Things Out of Reach
Pets can be really curious at times and may tend to nibble or pull on things that they shouldn’t so it’s important you avoid leaving any wires lying around or objects hanging where they can reach them. The risk of pets chewing on wires or pulling objects that may fall to the ground or worse on them is high when things are hanging as these can grab their attention quickly.
A Clean Floor Is a Safe Floor
Avoid leaving anything you don’t want your pets messing with on the floor such as wires, tools, toys and sharp objects. They may injure themselves or swallow something the will be hazardous to their health as the tendency for them to bite and chew on random objects is likely to happen.
Keep the floor clean from things the pets may sniff out and try to eat such as wrappers, tissues and other trash that they might find has a good scent. Pets will likely taste things that smell good to them and this can be dangerous if it’s something hazardous, especially if its poison for rodents.
Access to Clean Food and Water
Make sure your pets have a supply of food and water which they can go to when they are thirsty or hungry but take note that the food should only be given food 2 to 3 times a day only and in a small amount as filling up the bowl with food can end up getting wasted or the dog may become overweight. Put their food and water in a place that they can go to but make sure it’s in a clean area. Sometimes ants or other insects may try to get to the food or dust and other airborne objects may land in their bowls so be sure to put it in a clean area.
Keep Your Garden Safe
If you tend to let your pets roam in outside of the house, make sure your garden or the area outside is safe for them. Avoid any plants that are poisonous, may cause discomfort or that are sharp. These may harm your pet and even make them sick. Make sure the area is trash free so they do not try to eat anything that they find lying around.
Check Your Furniture
Make sure your furniture isn’t loose or wobbly as your pets may go under them or play around them and unstable furniture could end up falling over and even injuring your pets. Make sure that the furniture in our house is steady and wont that there are no objects that can easily be tipped over by your pets. Keep in mind some pets get really playful and do not understand such things so it’s best to make the environment safe for them.
Careful with Doors
Be careful with doors as pets may get caught when you close them or even when they shut on their own, due to wind or a draft and depending on how they are built. Having door stoppers is a good choice a screen door closer/stopper will slow the door down so your pets won’t accidentally get caught. Be sure to check behind you as some pets love to follow you around and they might get hurt if you closed a door too quickly behind you. Always anticipate your pet is following you if it approaches you from any angle.
Front Doors and Gates
Be sure not to leave your front door open or your gate as your pets may wander outside a get lost or even get injured. Be sure to close your doors or gates to make sure they are secured within your home and if you are leaving, do not try to rush outside and close the door instantly as this may result in their injury, simply pick them up and place them back inside gently.
Don’t Leave Traps or Zappers On the Floor
If you’re dealing with rodent or insect problems, never leave traps or zappers on the floor as this may attract the pet’s attention and end up with them getting caught or worse, injured in the trap or by the zapper. If you’re dealing with rodents, place the traps on a higher level as they will tend to pass anywhere and for insects, place the zapper on a table or higher area as it will still attract them.
Keep It from Heights
Avoid having objects placed in a manner which they will provide your pets an opportunity to climb up high areas such as on top of a counter or a table. Cats may be more gracious but dogs on the other hand may have a hard time getting down and will most likely get injured attempting to do so. Do not stack anything that can be used as steps by your pets so they won’t have the opportunity of climbing up. If you have stairs that are high, place a small indoor fence made for dogs to block it from climbing up. This is very important, especially for younger pets.
Follow your apartment landlord’s rules
Outside of their physical safety – most experts recommend that you’re upfront and clearly seek permission to have your pet in your apartment. The last thing you want to do is to have to either leave your apartment or potentially give away your pet because you didn’t follow the rules of your landlord and apartment complex.
We love our pets and want to make sure they are safe as well as health so it is important we know the steps to making our home danger proof. Anticipating their behaviour and coming up with solutions beforehand can ensure that your pets do not end up getting sick, injuring themselves or worse, become a near fatal state.