Pet Safety

Our pets enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well­being. The best way to ensure the safety of your family is to be prepared with a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan includes your pets. Being prepared can help save lives.

Dogs and cats are more than pets—they’re family. And just like any other family member, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. Home Safe Home has developed Dog safety proofing and Cat safety proofing, comprehensive guidelines to help keep pets healthy and safe. Use an expert when it comes to safety proofing your home for your pets as loosing a family member is hardship you don’t want to have to experience.

Kitchens/bathrooms

  • Use childproof latches to keep little paws from prying open cabinets
  • Place medications, cleaners, chemicals, and laundry supplies on high shelves
  • Keep trash cans covered or inside a latched cabinet
  • Check for and block any small spaces, nooks, or holes inside cabinets or behind washer/dryer units
  • Make sure your kitten hasn’t jumped into the dryer before you turn it on
  • Keep foods out of reach (even if the food isn’t harmful, the wrapper could be)
  • Keep the toilet lid closed to prevent drowning or drinking of harmful cleaning chemicals

Living/family room

  • Place dangling wires from lamps, VCRs, televisions, stereos, and telephones out of reach
  • Put away children’s toys and games
  • Put away knick-knacks until your kitten has the coordination not to knock them over
  • Check all those places where your vacuum cleaner doesn’t fit, but your puppy or kitten does, for dangerous items, like string
  • Move common house plants that may be poisonous out of reach. Don’t forget hanging plants that can be jumped onto from nearby surfaces
  • Make sure all heating/air vents have covers
  • Put away all sewing and craft notions, especially thread

Garage

  • Move all chemicals to high shelves or behind secure doors
  • Clean all antifreeze from the floor and driveway, as one taste can be lethal to animals
  • Bang on your car hood to ensure that your kitten (or any neighborhood cat) has not hidden in the engine for warmth
  • Keep all sharp objects and tools out of reach

Bedrooms

  • Keep laundry and shoes behind closed doors (drawstrings and buttons can cause major problems if swallowed)
  • Keep any medications, lotions, or cosmetics off accessible surfaces (like the bedside table)
  • Move electrical and phone wires out of reach of chewing
  • Be careful that you don’t close your kitten in closets or dresser drawers

And look out for paws, noses, and tails when you shut doors behind you or scoot chairs.

Home Safe Home can help you prevent any injury to your pet or damage to property while letting your pet have the freedom to explore his/her area in your home as he/she deserves.

Give us a call at 1•800•531•9527 or contact us today to assess your pet safety needs.