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With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, the safety of your pet should be prioritized above any celebrations and dinner parties that you’re planning. It’s such a busy time of the year and it’s easy for your pet to get lost. There’s just so much chaos, noise, lights, and children running around, that it won’t always be easy to spot a missing dog or cat. And imagine what they must be feeling if they do manage to get lost? It must be truly devastating for them.They are also at risk right at home! With the holiday season right around the corner, there’s more decorations and baking goods lying around. It is easy for your pets to get caught up in the Christmas lights or wander into the kitchen and chow down on some leftover baking chocolate. Here are some home hacks that you can use in order to keep your pet safe.
- Always store the water bowls in a plastic tray or container.Dogs aren’t the most careful creatures. They might knock over a water bowl every now and then. This is not just bothersome to you, the owner, but the slippery floors could also cause injury to both you and your pets. If there’s a plastic container under the water bowl, it might catch whatever spills when he knocks down the water bowl.
- Hang your purses on hooks.Bags and purses contain a lot of things that are useful to us. But most of these things can be harmful to dogs. Personal medications and sugar-free gum can be fatal for dogs. Keep them out of your curious pet’s reach by hanging them on hooks, where they can’t be reached.
- Keep all electrical cords neatly out of the way.Especially with Christmas coming up, there must be a lot of electrical cords around the house to power all the lights and decorations. Take special care to keep them out of your pet’s way. Consider gathering all the lose cords together and placing them into a PVC pipe.
- Childproof the cabinets.All animals are curious creatures. They might get into the cabinets if they smell something desirable, like chocolate in there. And chocolate doesn’t sit well with most animals. Cabinets are also containers of medicines, cleaning supplies, as well as garden equipment. All these things could be potentially dangerous to your pet. Consider getting a Child-proof lock to keep them out of potentially dangerous cabinets.
- Use baby gates.Use them to keep your pets in. During the holiday season, it is important that you always have an eye on them. For the time you don’t, consider isolating them to one room of the house where you use baby gates to keep them in. Also, place these gates on top of the stairs to avoid injuries on the staircase.
There are many ways your pets can get injured in your own home. Make sure you take care of them during this especially busy season. Better safe than sorry.