How Pet Owners Can Keep Their Homes Safe and Healthy

Who doesn’t love their pets? Whether it’s a cat or a dog , our pet is our family member too. So, their safety should also be our priority. Because no one is happy when a family member is sick. But aren’t they safe in our home? 

Well, inside your home they are safe from outside harm. But what about all the electronic devices and harmful ingredients you use on a daily basis?  Are they safe from them? 

If not, don’t worry. Because in this article I’ll write about five must follow home safety tips for pet owners. So, let’s find out. 

1. Medicines & Chemicals

All households have medicines and chemicals in stock. They are for emergency use or regular use. Those medicines can be a lifesaver for us. But those same medicines can be a dangerous threat to your pet. How? 

Well, we all know our pets love to follow us. Again, pets love to sneak into our staff when we are not around and your pets might end up consuming your medicines too. As these medicines are made for the human body only.  So, they can be really dangerous for your pet.

Moreover, we all have some chemicals like cleaning solutions, pesticides, spirit etc. If consumed then these chemicals can get so deadly that they can take your pets life!    

So, if you have a pet, always keep your medicines and chemicals in a place where your pet can’t reach them. You should also check out if these medicines are chemicals are in the right place or not.  

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2. Plants

This may sound funny. But your innocent plants can also be dangerous to your pets. How? 

According to research plants are the most common household threat our pets face. Because most people have no idea that plants can be dangerous too. Again most of the pets have a bad habit of chewing anything they get and some plants like rhubarb, daffodils, Easter lilies, and sago palms have ingredients that are poisonous to cats and dogs.  

Moreover chewing a tree like cactus can end up really bad. So, if you have a pet, please do some research before getting a plant. You should also consider your existing trees or the trees in your backyard and try to keep small plants to a higher place where your pets can’t reach them. 

3. Electronics

We can’t think of our modern life without gadgets and most of them are electronic. Electronics devices are also dangerous to your pet. Because they are not as intelligent as us and they may chew or try to play with an electronic wire or cord. As they don’t have a strong body like us. So, a small electric shock can cause them seizures, burns or even death! But what is the solution? 

Well, the most effective solution is proper training. If you can teach your pet that electronic devices and chords are dangerous then they may never play with them. But you shouldn’t take a risk. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your pet’s safety from electronics. 

Firstly, you should keep all your electronic cords behind furniture or use covers to cover them. 

Secondly, you should make sure your house has no open wire. So that your pet might never chew them. 

Lastly, if you throw a party or use additional or decorative lights to your house make sure the cords and wires are out of reach for your pet. You should also keep small electronics out of your pets reach. 

However, some electronics can also help with pets. How? 

We all know how messy our home can get with pet fur and how hard it is to clean them.  But if you use an air purifier all these problems will be gone in moments. So, here are some of the best air purifiers for pets. 

4. Height 

Yes, height can be a big problem for our pets. If you live in a multi-storey apartment or in a normal home. There is always a possibility of your pet falling from a high place. A cat may be safe if it falls from a high place. But dogs and other pets don’t have a chance. 

So, if you want your home safe for your pets, you must make your house fall-proof. But how? 

Firstly,  if your house has high balconies, you must use small fences so that your pet might never enter there.

Secondly, you should close your high windows when you are not with your pet. You should also consider your bathroom windows. 

Lastly, if you have stairs in your house, you should train your pets how safely to pass them. You should also train them well so that they don’t jump from high places. 

However, if you don’t want your pets to get injured, please keep them in your sight in high and risky places. 

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5. Small Items & Decorations 

All the pets are naturally curious. They also want to be a part of everything. But these behaviours can get dangerous for them. 

Any small decoration items like rubber bands, small glass ornaments, toy parts, tinsels and even paints can be dangerous for pets if chewed or digested. These small parts can damage their mouth and if digested then hurt their internal organs. Moreover, they can be poisonous too. 

So, you must always keep an eye to your pet when decorating your house. Always keep smaller items out of reach of your pets. You can also give them chewing toys with special oils. So that they may not chew any decoration or small parts. 

Well, these are the most important home safety tips for pet owners. These tips may seem impossible to follow. But with just little effort and easy steps, all these steps can be followed. These small steps will not only make your home safe for your pet but also make you tension free.   

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