Keeping a pet in modern times is easier than it’s ever been. Vets can provide a quality of standard similar to that found in human doctors. Food and treats come in a wide variety of brands and options, enabling your pet to have loads of choice. And, of course, even when you’re not at home, you can have your pet looked after without any stress at all. There’s one area which a lot of people don’t look into, though. The safety of your pet is paramount. So, to help you out, this post will be going through some of the best ways to make your home pet-safe. So, now, you just have to get to work!
Cats and rodents, in particular, can present a tremendous risk when exposed to electrical wiring. Thankfully, though, this is an easy problem to solve. To start, you should make sure that your fuse box is wired correctly to cut power when cables are damaged. This will limit the chances of an electric shock, but not eliminate them. When you’re not using your electricals, you should make sure that they are turned off at the outlet. This will keep the cables from being dangerous when you’re not around. Finally, you can use special kits to manage your cables with plastic tubing to hide them away.
In the home, there are a surprising amount of traps which your furry friends could get trapped in. For example, a lot of kitchen cabinets are raised from the floor, creating a gap beneath. This is usually covered with wood to match the cabinets. In older kitchens, this wood can be displaced, leaving gaps that a pet could get into. There loads of traps like this in your home. Finding them is just a matter of looking, though, so it shouldn’t be too hard to solve this one.
When unsupervised, your pet could be in a great deal of danger in the outside world. Cars, other animals, and plenty more are all waiting to hurt your little one. A lot of people like to let their cats and dogs outside on their own, though. It gives them a lot of joy and a chance to go to the toilet. If you install a fence in your garden, this will solve a big part of the issue. But, cats can get over fences with ease. So, for these pets, you may have to assess the local area before you let them outside. If you have roads nearby, only allow your cat access to the outside when the roads are quiet.
The little dangers your animals face each day will depend on the situation you keep them in. In some places, the biggest risk could be sharp objects being left around. And, in others, it could be that bad food is accessible. You have to be aware of what could be a threat to your pets in day to day life. Without this conscious activity, you could find that you haven’t done enough to protect them.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the safety of your home for your pets. Not a lot of people put this much effort into this part of their life. But, it’s important to make sure your pets are safe if you want to protect them.