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A pet is like a small child is very curious and will investigate
your home. You can allow them to do so but you must ensure that
various household items do not become a hazard for your little pet.
You should try to pet-proof your house before you buy your pet. Here
are a few tips that will help you pet-proof your house.
- Ensure that your gates are closed properly
and built in such a way that your pet cannot get out. When they are
small take them out in to the garden on a leash. Make sure your
children understand the importance of locking gates. If necessary
lock the gates.
- Check fences and hedges everyday for holes
and gaps in them. Your pet could escape through these.
- Clear balconies of clutter so that your pets
can run about on them.
- Move your car only when you are sure that
you pet is not under the car or anywhere in the garage. Before
locking the garage make sure your pet is not inside it.
- Before mowing your
lawn and trimming hedges, lock your pet indoors as
they may be frightened by the noise of the mower or may get in the
way while you are trimming.
- Ensure that pesticides,
fertilizers and other chemicals are locked and
stored away. When you use them make sure that your pets are not
around. It is advisable to use products that are safe for your pet.
- Stick tape on cupboard doors to prevent pets
from putting the paws into them.
- Put up temporary fences around ponds and
pools when your pets are young.
- Inside the house make sure that cables and
wires are left lying around, as they can be dangerous for your pets.
Supervise your pets for the first six months till they get used to
your house and the outdoors and are able to protect themselves.