Thursday, January 29, 2015

How To Provide A Safe Environment For Your New Puppy

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting experience for the whole family. Puppies, as we all know, are fun-loving, hyperactive and intensely curious. Although these characteristics make our little bundles of fur even more adorable, they can also lead your puppy into potentially dangerous situations. As a responsible pet owner, you must ensure that you are introducing your puppy into a safe environment. This post provides new pet owners with information on how you should puppy-proof your home and yard before your furry companion arrives.

Your garden

The garden is full of interesting stimulate for your puppy. However, there are certain things in our yards that can be potentially hazardous to puppies. For example, if your pup comes into contact with DIY pest control products like rat poison, insecticides or snail poison, this could seriously harm them. If you have a pest problem; leave it to the professionals. They will be able to remove these animals humanely and in a way that is safe for your family and your puppy. There are businesses that specialize in pest control in castle rock and throughout the country, so search online for companies in your local area. Certain common garden plants are also toxic to puppies. These include daffodils, foxglove, and lupine.

Your bedroom

Your puppy will see your clothes, socks, and shoes as playthings. Not only can this lead to frustration for owners, small items like jewelry, buttons and laces can be dangerous if swallowed by your pup. Make sure you keep these items out of sight and out of reach. In addition to this provide plenty of safe toys for your puppy and begin to train your puppy so they know the difference between your belongings and theirs.

Your kitchen

Your puppy will explore his new surroundings using his or her mouth, and the kitchen is a haven of smells and tastes. But it is important to be aware of the foods that are potentially dangerous to your puppy and make every effort to keep them out of reach. Among the harmful ingredients are avocado and chocolate. The ASPCA provides further information on foods that are hazardous to canines. Latches used for childproofing will come in handy on cupboard doors to prevent your puppy exploring the contents. Cleaning supplies should also be stored out of reach.

Your bathroom

Store all potentially hazardous bathroom products such as razors, soaps, and pills safely. During your puppy’s first few months in your home, it is important to remember to keep the toilet lid down to prevent an accident.

Your living areas
Power cables for lamps, TVs, and computers, etc. look like perfect chew toys to your puppy, especially when he or she is teething. Before your puppy arrives, you should take steps to ensure your cords are out of reach. Prevent access to them and encase them in a PVC tube for extra protection. Cushions, throws, and other furnishings can be appealing to puppies, especially if they have zips, beads and tassels that can be easily chewed and ingested. When you are not in your living space with your puppy, store these items in cupboards.

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