To truly pet-proof your home, you should start by getting down on the floor to see the world the way your pet sees it. This is the best way to spot potential hazards.
Treat your Pet like you would a Child: Active puppies can easily get into dangerous situations. Consider investing in child-proof locks for cabinets. Use child-safety gates in areas with valuables to prevent your pet from getting into trouble.
Take the Bite out of the Chew: Dogs have the tendency to chew on furniture and shoes. Spray pet-friendly lemon or bitter apple scents on items to avoid further chewing problems.
Take Caution with Wires: Pets can easily injure themselves or destroy delicate electronics. Consider installing electric cord shorteners on television, phone, and computer cords, outlet covers in wall sockets and window cord safety locks.
Keep Curtains in Check: Tie curtains and be wary of blinds – they can easily strangle a pet.
Avoid Household plants: Believe it or not, plants can be poisonous for pets; many common plants that are indigenous to the United States are deadly to animals.
Utilize a Sofa Cover: To avoid fur on your loveseat, use a seat cover. Sure Fit offers pet covers that are great for the home and car that are also hypoallergenic.
Hide the Trash Can: A hyper puppy can easily knock over a trash can and spread garbage and bacteria throughout your home.
Be Careful with the Fruit Basket: Even though fruits are an important part of the human diet, grapes (and raisins) are actually deadly for dogs.