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
swimming 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
Supervise your pets for the first six months till
they get used to your house and the outdoors and are able to