We all love our pets. They’re our babies, our precious little friends, and our confidants. However, they have a tendency to misbehave. It’s not their fault, pets are naturally curious beings. As a responsible pet owner, you have to protect your home and make sure these mischievous pets don’t get into too much trouble.
Protecting Your Home From Mischievous Pets
The biggest reason to proof your home and protect it is to keep your pet out of harm’s way. Your lovable companion’s pension for messing with your stuff can end in disastrous consequences. And that is the last thing you are going to want to happen.
Here are the things you are going to want to pet-proof:
- Kitchen/Bathroom – The kitchen and bathroom are no place for pets, especially bigger ones. They tend to get messy and you don’t want fur or dirt roaming around in those areas. Also, the garbage and toilet paper rolls tend to be their number one target. Childproof bottom cabinets, cover trash cans, and always remember to close the bathroom door.
- Electronics – Wires from electronic devices just end up looking like another toy to your mischievous pets. They will go out of their way to chew or pull on them. You need to either keep low hanging wires out of reach or cover them with cord covers.
- Bedrooms – You have to regulate your pet to certain areas of the house, otherwise they will see everything as their plaything. In the bedroom, you will often find perfumes, medications, and (in kids’ rooms) toys. Invest in a baby gate if you want to completely keep them out of an area and make sure you put everything away, in an area, they can’t reach.
- House Plants – Many people keep plants in their home. They make a great decoration. However, they are dangerous. If your pet eats or ingests certain plants, it could potentially harm them. Once again, keep things like this high and unreachable or out of the home.
Once you start pet-proofing your home, you rest easy knowing that your home and your pet are safe.