October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month. For any pet owner, the health and safety of your pet is of the upmost importance. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or any other animal (or animals!), simple changes in your home can make a big difference. If you wish to participate in National Animal Safety and Protection Month, these steps will contribute to the overall well-being of your beloved pet.
If your pet is hurt, lost, or stolen, pet identification tools are vital for locating your pet. For example, microchips keep track of owner information and your pet’s medical history. The information in the microchip will be helpful, in the event your pet is ever taken to the vet or animal shelter. In addition to a microchip, an identification tag provides a second layer of protection. Identification collar tags can convey information to neighbors who cannot immediately access microchip information. Make sure information included through the microchip and on the pet collar is up-to-date.
Much like having a baby or young child, pets need their own “pet proofing” in your home. Keep hazardous toxins and poisons (such as medicines and cleaning supplies) in locked areas, or areas that your pet cannot reach. Such dangerous items should be inaccessible by your pet at all times, even when you are not home. Additionally, educate yourself on what items are threatening to the safety of your pet. While a particular food is okay for human consumption, certain foods are toxic to dogs and cats (such as chocolate or onions).
In the event of an emergency, have a safety plan in order. For medical emergencies, keep a copy of your pet’s medical record and list of medications and allergies on-hand. In addition, have a pet carrier suited for your animal, as well as contact information for your vet and nearest emergency clinic. Have an extra copy of this information for family and friends who many pet-sit your animal. Your emergency plan should also include a strategy for dealing with fire, earthquake, or other similar situations.
Pet Video Monitor
One of the best ways to ensure the safety and protection of your pet is with a pet video monitor. With a pet video monitor, you can keep an eye on your pet at anytime, from anywhere. Whether you are at work or out for the evening, you are able to see and talk to your pet instantly. You can even check your pet’s food and water bowl levels, to see if they require an immediate refill. With our Helmet Monitor, you can do all of this. Our pet video monitor even allows you to play with your pet using the remote laser chase toy. You can view our entire Helmet Monitor collection and learn more here: https://ifamcare.com/shop/.