Message from the founder of Pets Parents Place:

We at Pet Parents Place care about your pet and their safety.  Below are some great tips to ensure that your new pet is in the safest environment possible when you bring them home.

FIVE STEPS FOR PET PROOFING YOUR HOME

When you bring a pet home for the first time, everything is new to him or her. Your animal, whether a newborn or a grown adult, will likely have a strong inclination to explore its new surroundings. Use these tips to prevent harm to your pet or your home.

Set Boundaries

Realize that some areas of your home will pose a threat to your pet no matter how many safety tips you employ. Keep the doors to these rooms closed at all times or install a gate to keep your pet out.

Hide or Seal Trashcans

Pets are easily persuaded by smells. Your trash could contain food scraps that may be potentially dangerous to your pet. Avoid this temptation by putting your trashcan away in a closed closet.

Keep Toilet Bowls Closed

Many pets are drawn to an open toilet bowl.  This can unfortunately lead to unintentional consumption of cleaning products. Or perhaps  falling into the water. Escape these potential pitfalls by installing toilet lid locks. Also train your family to always keep the lid down.

Cover all Vents

Open heating and air condition vents throughout your house can pose serious risk to your pets. Be sure to use vent covers to prevent any accidental fall-ins for inquisitive pets.

Remove Harmful Plants

As pretty as they may be, many household plants and flowers are extremely dangerous when ingested by pets. To prevent the risk of a potential problem, make sure these plants are out of your house before bringing in a pet.

Accidents can still happen

Even if you implement all of these precautionary measures, accidents can still happen. If your pet does get into trouble, know who to call. Have your veterinarian’s number easily accessible.  Also know where your closest animal emergency hospital is located and have all the information plugged into your phone.

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