Congratulations, you got a pet! How can you make sure it is going to be safe when you leave?
Bringing home a new pet is a very exciting moment. Since both cats and dogs are very curious – especially in the young age – you should ensure their safety at home when you leave them alone.
Pet-proofing your home is not harder than baby-proofing. We scouted these three tips to help you prepare for the arrival of your new family member:
- Get a pet monitor. This will be especially useful if you have a young pet that will be roaming free in the room. Modern video monitors come with sound and motion alerts to let you know if something is happening at home, night vision, and two-way communication. This way you will be always able to check on your furry friend when you’re away. iFamCare’s Helmet, besides having the essential monitoring functions, will also allow you to play with your pet using a built-in laser.
- Restrict your pet’s roaming area. If you have a dog, you can consider starting crate training early. Dogs often eat or chew on things they can access out of boredom. With proper training, keeping your dog in a crate will be beneficial for your property and will allow your dog to have a safe place. If you have a cat, you may want to consider keeping it in a closed room when you leave.
- Remove everything dangerous. Check your place for things that present a hazard to your pet. Make sure there are no wires to chew on, or small objects left behind that your pet can swallow. If you have plants, make sure they are not poisonous to your pet. Secure cabinets that your pet might be able to open and remove household chemicals from their reach. If you have objects leaning against the wall, such as mirrors or bicycles, you need to secure them from falling over your pet.