Have you got a dog that keeps making a break for it from your yard? Or a cat that claws at your cables and wires? Pets, just like children, can get themselves into trouble by weaseling their way into places they’re not supposed to go. A safe home for humans isn’t necessarily also a safe space for furry friends. Here’s how you can ensure your pet’s security in your home.
Set up a fence around your yard
A vinyl fence is a great barrier between your pet and the open road. It can also stop any unwanted intruders from entering your property and potentially hurting your pets. Make sure to invest in a high-quality fence that can withstand the elements as well as any tampering from your pet.
Keep electrical cords hidden
If your pet has a habit of chewing things up, you have to ensure that all your cables and cords are properly stored away or hidden from view. You can also deter them from chewing things up by using a chemical spray or cord cover. Not only are electrical cords a choking hazard, but there’s also a risk that your pet could get electrocuted.
Put away outdoor furniture and tools
Sharp tools like shears and heavy machines like lawnmowers should be tucked away in your shed or garage away from prying paws. Make sure it’s locked and difficult for your four-legged friends to access. Not only could your pets damage expensive equipment, but they could also get injured if any objects fall on them.
Make beds accessible
If you allow your pets to sleep with you on your bed, you should make sure they can easily get in and out of the bed. Otherwise, they could hurt themselves when they jump on and off. You can help them out by providing a small ladder or ramp for them to walk up and down without difficulty or lowering your bed so that it’s at a manageable height for them.
Have a well-landscaped yard
Landscaping isn’t just for aesthetic purposes, it can also ensure that your yard is safe for you and your pets. An overgrown and unkempt yard is a breeding ground for accidents and you also risk having your pet eat something they’re not supposed to.
Store your garbage away
Your garbage can is full of trash that you might not find appealing but your pets do. However, it’s also chock full of sharp choking hazards, harmful chemicals, and food wastage that could be dangerous for them to ingest. You can keep your trash hidden by using a tall garbage can, hiding it in a cabinet or drawer, or using a garbage can with a heavy lid covering it.
Get rid of poisonous plants
Certain plants can be extremely toxic to your pets. You can manage your risk indoors by using plastic plants to decorate instead of real ones. For your backyard, you’ll have to put in some work by doing some research. It’s important to do your due diligence to identify and eradicate any poisonous plants if you want to keep your pets safe.
Your pets are basically extensions of your family, so it’s understandable that you’d want to keep them out of harm’s way. You can keep your furry companions safe by following these practical tips.