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Pet Proofing your home

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Preventing Accidents in Pet-Friendly Areas

Importance of Prevention

Proactive Safety Measures

Preventing accidents is paramount; conducting safety assessments in areas frequented by animals is crucial.

Identifying Potential Hazards

Areas Requiring Vigilance

  • Garden Fences: Ensure secure fencing to prevent escapes.
  • Garden Chemicals: Beware of substances like slug pellets that may be toxic to pets.
  • Potentially Toxic Plants: Identify and remove plants harmful to animals.
  • Windows: Safeguard against falls or injuries.
  • Outdoor Glass Tables: Minimize collision risks with glass furniture.
  • Outdoor Electrical Connections: Prevent electrical hazards in outdoor spaces.
  • Heaters: Avoid burns, shocks, and injuries related to heaters.
  • Shelves: Secure shelves to prevent them from falling.
  • Electrical Cables: Conceal or secure cables to prevent chewing or tripping hazards.
  • Front Door: Ensure safety at entry points to prevent pets from escaping.
  • Stairs: Make staircases safe and accessible for pets.
  • Cookers: Prevent burns or accidents related to cookers.
  • Kettles: Keep kettles and hot objects out of reach to avoid burns.
  • Knives: Store knives securely to prevent access by pets.
  • Electrical Appliances: Safeguard appliances against potential mishaps.
  • Gas Boilers: Address fumes and safety concerns related to gas boilers.