Sharing your living space with a pet can bring you many hours of companionship and joy. Especially if you live in an apartment, a dog or cat can help you feel less alone. Although they won’t chip in for the rent or utilities, pets are some of the best roommates you can have.
However, part of owning a domestic animal in any environment is taking responsibility for its health and safety. This means it’s imperative that you make your home, condo or apartment as pet-friendly as possible. For all the loving that they can provide, you owe it to them to protect them and make them as comfortable as you can!
You may be thinking that your home is perfectly safe and livable for your furry-friend but there may be some things you may be overlooking. For example, the medications, cosmetics and household cleansers you use every day may pose a serious risk to your pets. . They may become curious and try and eat these products, which is why you should always keep these products in a cabinet when you’re not using them. Likewise, loose cables and cords that dangle from your desk or entertainment center should be wrapped and kept out of paws’ reach. This is to avoid your pet being tempted to pull at them, causing something heavy to fall down on them. They could also wrap themselves up in cords and could hurt themselves that way. They may also just chew your loose wires and cords, which could hurt your devices and not make you a happy pet owner!
For many other helpful tips for creating a safe space for animals in your home, take a look at the accompanying infographic.