How To Dog-Proof Your Kitchen To Avoid Any Unwanted Accidents

How To Dog-Proof Your Kitchen To Avoid Any Unwanted Accidents

Having a pup in your home is fulfilling and wonderful, as you have a loving and loyal companion who colors your world.

With that being said, pups are also very curious creatures and often get themselves into various shenanigans if they aren’t watched 24/7. As such, it’s important that you make sure your home is as safe as possible for your pups.

The kitchen is a huge problem area for pups, as food is a great motivator for getting into trouble. There are also so many dangers in the kitchen that it’s hard to keep track! Here are some ideas for safety precautions you can take.

1. Be aware of toxic foods

There are many human foods that are toxic to pups, so you should be aware of them and ensure that they are kept out of reach and in containers so they stay untouched by curious paws. You can read up on the more common toxic foods for pups here, here, and here, or look up ASPCA’s exhaustive list for a complete education.

2. Keep cabinets closed

In our kitchen cabinets, we keep fragile dishes and sharp cutlery, and even cleaning supplies that should never be ingested. So keep them closed! More determined pups may even figure out a way to open these cabinets. If your pup is one of these, then consider investing in child-safety locks on lower cabinets.

3. Hide the trash

Pups just love digging through garbage cans, but they often contain spoiled food, choking hazards, and household chemicals that can be dangerous to anyone. In order to keep your dog out, you can purchase a trash bin with a pet-safe lid, or just keep the trash in a child-locked cabinet.

4. Know when to keep your pup out

If you can’t be sure that your kitchen is 100% pup-safe, then consider installing security gates or pet fences around the kitchen to keep your pup away when you can’t keep an eye on him. It’s a foolproof way to keep your pup out of harm’s way!

A dog is, in some ways, like your little furry child – you still have to “child-proof” your home to ensure their safety! By making a little extra effort to take precautions, you can save yourself, and your pet, a lot of trouble. Don’t forget to like and share away!

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