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.
If you allow your pups into your bedroom, or if they sleep in the same room as you, then you should ensure that you take the appropriate safety measures. Here are some to consider.
1. Tall furniture
If you have a small pup and a tall bed, then an overly enthusiastic jump can easily result in a leg injury for your poor pooch. Invest in a set of pet stairs or a pet ramp in order to aid your pup’s journey up and down these obstacles. In addition, make sure that you don’t have items teetering unsteadily on the edge of your dresser or other pieces of furniture that may fall if your pup tries to get at them.
2. Electrical cords
Some pups like to chew things, and if that description matches your furry friend, then you need to get all electrical cables off of the ground. At the same time, you shouldn’t have these cords dangling tantalizingly in mid-air for a paw or some sharp teeth to get at. If keeping cables out of reach isn’t an option, try to find ways to hide them, or purchase cord covers or a chewing deterrent spray.
3. Choking hazards
Small items such as batteries, pens, or even batteries might seem like fun things to pick up and chew to a pup. Keep small things off of the ground, and make sure they’re kept in a container or at least somewhere your pup can’t get to.
A pup 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!