How to Keep a Pet Safe in the House
Dogs sometime behave like trouble magnets. They can destroy property or run away. You need ways of keeping the pet safer. It is important to pet-proof the house.
There are gates that can be used to control their access. This is how you keep them away from areas you do not need them. Both the dog and other people shall remain safe.
You need to ensure the electrical cords are not freely hanging. Dogs are not aware of their danger, and will chew through them until it is too late. Use the higher areas to keep these cords away from them.
Dogs are naturally curious, they will thus try to put anything in their mouths. They might end up chewing some decorative items that are poisonous or a choking hazard to them. Keep those out of their reach. Still on their curiosity, they might even jump through a low-level window. You need to ensure any time you are not present that those are closed.
You need to prevent the spread of fleas on them. They will suffer otherwise, from all the scratching and biting. Fleas will also destroy whatever image of hygiene you had your home, and risk your family’s health as well. By getting them PetAction pet flea pill, you can solve this problem.
You also need to make sure they have no access to the garbage. When they go through trash, they might eat something they are not supposed to. House training them entails having to deal with their messes all over the house. You need to be prepared with enough cleaning products to take care of any messes they make.
They will also find their way into your closet if you leave it open. Anything you stored in there shall be destroyed. By closing in all the shoes and clothes, you can avoid some heavy losses and strong words.
They might also wander into the bathroom, which is dangerous for them. Body wash, bleach, and shampoo are poisonous to dogs. The bathroom door thus needs always to be kept closed, or at the very least, keep the lid closed, so that they do not drink that water. Keep all your medicines in the proper cabinet. This is for the safe storage of all toothpaste, medications and cosmetics.
You also need to keep the candy jar, fruit basket and flower pots away from the kitchen counter. If they jump up here, they shall destroy them.
You also need to install a high perimeter fence to keep the pet from jumping over as it plays outside. Remove any steps they can use to climb over it.
Those who have swimming pools should invest in proper covers for them. You need to do so, so that the dog does not get a chance to drown.
You also need to watch which pesticides you use on your garden. See what they can do to your pet. Learn which ones are not safe, and have emergency contacts in case the dog swallows any of it.
Ensure that all dangerous materials like paint, antifreeze, cleaning solutions, car oil, or rat poison are kept in a locked and hard to reach cabinet.