Whatever pet you might have, it is very important that you make your home safe for them before you move them in. There are a lot of different things in the home that can be a danger to your pets so it’s important to make sure you’ve thought of everything. Here is a list of things you need to watch out for when it comes to keeping your pets safe in your home.
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Just like toddlers, animals like to investigate things by putting them into their mouths. There are plenty of items all around the house that could be choking hazards for your pets. Make sure that you check all areas of the house to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Animals also love to chew on electrical cords so you need to be aware of areas that have a lot of accessible chords. You can use sheaths that will make it difficult for pets to chew through them.
Furniture is another big danger. You will need to check the underside for any protruding nails or anything that could injure your animal. You might also want to consider putting something over any sharp corners if you have a particularly lively animal that might run into them.
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Fleas and Ticks
Parasites like fleas and ticks can cause your pets a lot of problems, and if the infestation becomes bad enough, it may start to affect you and your family as well. They can get into all of the soft furnishings very quickly so you might not notice your pet’s itching until it is too late. They can cause skin infections and if swallowed, tapeworms.
In order to keep fleas and ticks out of the home, make sure that you vacuum regularly and give your pets flea treatments. You should also spray the house regularly with flea spray. They also dislike the smell of lemons so boiling up some lemon slices and then using it in a spray bottle on the soft furnishings is a good way of keeping them at bay if you don’t want to use chemicals.
If these preventative measures don’t work, you will need to call in companies like pest control, to help rid you of the infestation and make the house safe for your pet again.
Kitchen and Bathroom Cupboards
Kitchen and bathroom cupboards are filled with lots of nasty chemicals that can be incredibly harmful to your pets. You might think that these things are safe in the cupboards but you’d be surprised how many dogs and cats can get into them. It is best to be safe and use child locks on the cupboards or put these products in cupboards that are out of their reach.
A lot of people forget to consider the garden when they are making their home safe for pets. You need to look carefully at the fencing around your garden otherwise your pet could end up escaping quite easily and getting themselves hurt outside somewhere.
There are also other pests that like long grass, so it is best to keep your lawn trimmed on a regular basis. You can also buy pest spray designed for use outside.