Pets are naturally curious about their surrounding environments, which can often lead to accidents and/or injuries. Here are just a few pet owner tips for helping them keep their furry companions safe:
Tip #1: Provide your pet with proper identification
Pet collars and tips can easily be removed or lost. We recommend getting your pet a more permanent form of identification such as a microchip that includes your name, and your primary veterinarian’s information in case of emergency.
Tip #2: Identify poisonous items
Many common household items are poisonous to cats and dogs. It is important for you to research what may harm your pet such as:
- Rat Poison
- Indoor Plants (such as Sago Palm)
Visit our Pet Poison page for more information.
Tip #3: Accident-Proof Your Home
Dogs and cats are curious by nature, which can often lead to injury. Make it a priority to walk through your home and remove any potentially hazardous items such as:
- Keep cords/drapery out of reach
- Avoid buying toys with string
- Keep trash cans covered with a heavy lid
- Keep windows closed
- Fence in your yard
Tip #4: Preventative Medicine
Regular check-ups with your local veterinarian is the simplest way to ensure that your pet is happy and healthy.
Tip #5: Additional Measures
There are many steps you can take as a pet owner to ensure that your pet is happy, healthy, and SAFE:
- Provide ample shade and water in hotter months
- Move your pet indoors when temperatures drop below freezing
- Never leave your pet in a locked car without air conditioning and/or rolled down windows
- Take caution when introducing your pet to others