Did you know that something as simple as a houseplant can be harmful to your pet’s health? It doesn’t matter how clever your pets are; in the end, they often have absolutely no idea about what is healthy and what is not!
The only thing your pet cares about is you and their squeaky toy! That’s why you have the responsibility to ensure your pet security, as you’re the boss (a parent)! For this, pet-proofing your house should be your first priority, especially if you’re adopting an infant.
Before you look for “online pet care”, let’s see which areas of your house need pet-proofing and how!
#1 Your Bedroom
You may have the perception that your bedroom is the safest place for your pet. However, it’s not “ALWAYS”!
Take your wardrobe, for example. I’m sure there’ll be many exciting items there for dogs (do you have any sneakers?). No, I’m not complaining that they may destroy your property. Some pet parents may allow it anyway. However, the harmful substances and dyes used in your personal belongings (shoes, jewelry, clothes, etc.) can harm your best friend!
Keep your closet always closed if you are parenting a pet. You can use a pet/baby gate to ensure that they can’t come to your bedroom whenever they want.
#2 Bathrooms & Laundry Room
These two rooms are absolutely not secure for your beloved pet! The problem is the things you’ve in your bathrooms. To name a handful, laundry detergents, bleach, shampoos, and drugs are highly poisonous to them. Lock the bathroom door when leaving the house as a discreet way to guard against their innate curiosity.
Another factor that many people overlook is allowing their dogs to drink from the bathroom. This may result in drowning, as well as poisoning from toilet bowl cleaners. Why take the chance at all? Instead, make sure that something that may be dangerous is out of their reach. Try installing child-proof locks if your pet is very cunning and can nudge its way through a cabinet trap.
#3 Your Kitchen
Whenever your puppy enters your kitchen, he’s probably smelling food. That may make them overly interested in some secret treats. If your little buddy’s acrobatic ability is good enough, they can almost hop everywhere, and that includes the counter-tops!
So, here are some ingredients that you may need to keep somewhere else or locked in your kitchen closet:
- Milk, and
- Other dairy products
Some cutleries can also cut them badly. The garbage can is another potentially harmful tool. Your puppy might eat the chicken bones, which will cause harm to their stomach and intestines.
#4 Your Living Room
You’re not a pet owner if you’ve never said, “Not the sofa!” How do you keep the living space safe from naughty puppies?
There may be electrical cords, old batteries, and candles out there in your living room that may appear to your puppy as a shiny toy! Put these items locked or somewhere higher in your house to keep your doggy safe!