Kittens and puppies are curious , which can often lead to serious injury. Here are some tips on how you can make your house safer for the new arrival.
Chewing Habits-When your pet is young it will probably be teething and wanting to chew whatever it can, keep wires out of reach
They’d die for some chocolate - as discussed multiple times here, keep chocolate out of the reach of these hungry little critters
Watch those Treats - Never give turkey, chicken or rib bones as a treat. They can splinter and cause serious injury.
Common household killers -Cleaning agents, bleach, ammonia, disinfectants, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, paint, gasoline, rat poison. Keep them locked up.
Anti-freeze - Pets are attracted to the smell and taste of antifreeze. Store it high and seal it tight ,keep the floor clear of any drippings
Poisonous House Plants - Poisonous plants include lilies, philodendron, dieffenbachia, elephant ear, eucalyptus, spider plants, azalea, ivy, amaryllis, pyracantha, oleander, boxwood, Jerusalem Cherry and plant bulbs.
Keep the lawn clear- If you treat your lawn with chemicals, keep pets away for obvious reasons.
Take care of personal care items and medications - Cosmetics, shampoos, skin creams, hair “perm” solutions, depilatories, suntan lotions, sleeping pills, antihistamines, aspirin and acetaminophen can all be lethal to pets.
No paper or plastic- Keep those shopping bags off the floor as your curious pets could suffocate themselves
Hot Hot Heat – Keep an eye out for hot irons, coffee pots and space heaters.
A dip tip - Keep covers on hot tubs and swimming pools. Kittens and even young puppies can fall in and not be able to get out.
Fire screen- Always use a fireplace screen.
Do you eat with that mouth? - Rule of thumb: If any or all of something will fit in a mouth, it’s dangerous. Watch out for cigarette butts, rubber bands, balloons, sewing needles, thread, string, ribbons and, yes, even pantyhose. Because what goes in must come out, often via surgery.