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A Pet Proof Home in a Weekend

A Pet Proof Home in a Weekend


Our pets face some of the same hazards a children do. If there's something small lurking around under the rug or your sofa cushion, there's no doubt they will find it....and put it in their mouth. So, like having a child it's as important to pet proof as it is child proof. This doesn't mean a drastic overhaul is needed.

Pet’s-Eye View

Regularly have a look in those tight spots that the vacuum can't quite reach, you know, those places your pet can reach. Pop down on your knees and have a closer look. We've all dropped a coin or two and at a later date found them down the sofa or behind the cushion. Have a look for any loose wires or long cords that your pet may get tangled in or want to chew.  

Kitchen Playground

Don't let that innocent look on your pets face lead you believe they can't or wont go in the bin. Instead, choose a bin with a secure closing lid, there are a lot of foods that are toxic to animals that can make them severely ill or even cause organ damage. Keep a close eye on runaway grapes, raisins, garlic and chocolate.....these are some of the most toxic things that can cause an upset in your pet.

Don't leave hot items, knives or food out on the kitchen sides and lock away any cleaning products. If you think this sounds drastic, have a look on YouTube at some of the inventive ways pets get what they want from places you think they can't reach.

Petscape The Garden

Avoid planting potentially poisonous plants such as lilies and daffodils. If you can’t replant, then redirect your little digger to a designated digging area of sand or soft soil covered with wood mulch. Entice them to unearth treats you bury there instead of digging up bulbs. These hazardous plants or bulbs can cause things such as vomiting, or a blocked digestive tract.

As serious as it is, its quite funny to know just how smart they are. It will have you re-think your pets IQ. https://petcube.com/camera may be one way you can keep an eye on your pet when you've popped out and not only see what they get up to in your absence, but they may give you an idea of any hazards you may have overlooked.

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