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Life with pets is a wonderful experience. They bring light and love to a home and make it a friendly place with their presence. Pet owners love them like their own children. I know I do. However, sometimes this makes it easy to forget that they’re not able to handle the same things people can.
Animals aren’t aware of the hazards in the home like most people are. This increases the chance that they’ll get into trouble with the simplest things. It’s enough to make an owner tear their hair out in frustration! Pet owners have to pet-proof their homes in much the same way they would if they had young children. Just think of them as furry babies.
Most pets are “mouthy” just like young kids are. This is because pets use their mouths as another way of touching objects. Just think of it as an extra hand. And if they like what they find, they chew or eat it even though it may not be a food item.
Pets often wind up in the emergency vet’s office for a blockage removal. This is why it’s important for pet owners to make sure the home is free from things like string, rubber bands, and yarn. Cords need to be tied up and put out of the way. Or you can spray them with substances that deter animals. Sometimes it feels like it’s a constant battle to keep pets out of harm’s way, but it is totally worth it.
Read the infographic below to learn more about what items are hazardous to pets and how to make your home safe for them:
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.