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Our Four-legged friends are naturally curious and are always ready to explore the world around them. Here are some tips to keep your furry friend out of harm’s way by pet-proofing your home and yard.
Plant-proof your home and yard for your four-legged friends
There are many flowers, plants, trees and shrubs that can be toxic to pets. Ask our TEAM or see the ASPCA’s (www.aspca.org) list of plants that are poisonous to pets to identify possible problem flora in your home and yard!
Poison-proof your home and yard for your four-legged friends
Keep all potentially hazardous chemicals, cleaners or medications high up and preferably in locked cabinets to prevent your furry friend from nosing around where they should not be.
Just a few to remember:
Food-Proof your home for your four-legged friends
Human foods can be toxic to your furry friend. Ask our TEAM for a list of common toxic foods or visit the ASPCA website (www.aspca.org) to review human foods to avoid giving your four-legged friend.
Accident-proof your home for your four-legged friends
We have always been told, “While not all accidents can be prevented-many of them can. Few tips here that will help you avoid pet problems around your house.
Accident-proof your yard for your pet’s safety
IF YOU HAVE A PARTICULARY INQUISITIVE FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND, WHEN IN DOUBT KEEP ITEMS UP HIGH OR LOCKED AWAY TO AVOID UNNECESSARILY EXPOSING YOUR PET TO A POTENTIAL HAZARD.