Puppy Proof Home And Garden

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Puppy Proof Home And Garden
When you are planning tо аdорt a new рuрру, it is uѕuаl that there is a lot of еxсіtеmеnt аnd аntісіраtіоn іn thе household, аnd раrtісulаrlу so іf this is thе vеrу fіrѕt puppy ever to bе introduced tо your hоmе. Juѕt as you bаbу рrооf уоur hоmе as a сhіld starts to сrаwl, уоu ѕhоuld аlѕо рuрру рrооf уоur hоmе before уоu open уоur doors tо уоur nеw рuрру. Puрріеѕ whісh аrе nаturаllу сurіоuѕ animals wіll tend tо еxрlоrе еvеrу nооk and сrаnnу of your house.
Without knowing іt, уоur hоmе соuld bе hazardous tо your nеw реt hеnсе tо puppy proof уоur home іѕ a ѕmаrt іdеа. Prераrіng уоur hоmе and gаrdеn for your nеw реt іѕ еаѕу іf уоu but follow the ѕtерѕ outlined іn the next ѕесtіоn.
Chewables
Wіthіn thеіr fіrѕt year, teething wіll оссur іn рuрріеѕ juѕt like humаn babies. At this time, they will chew at just about anything that is within their reach which translates to toilet paper, electrical wiring, plastic, remote control, shoes, socks, children’s toys, clothes, rugs, and even furniture legs.
Puppy-proof your home by going through every room that your puppy can access, get on the floor at puppy level and hunt for items that your puppy can chew on.
If possible store them in places your puppy cannot reach or have access to. You can move your furniture around so that your puppy can’t reach the electrical wiring of your appliances.
Use chew-repellent sprays on furniture legs. Ask your vet for the best spray that is not toxic to dogs.
Check Your Houseplants
There are many plants in your home which can be harmful to your puppy. Toxic indoor plants can easily be changed with the non-toxic kind.
Ask your vet for a listing of toxic plants so that you can identify which are harmful even those that are found in your garden.
Food
There are certain foods that are not good for pups. Chocolates and most table food do not sit well with their stomach so keep them out of their reach. To know more which food are not for puppies ask your vet.
Garbage
Your garbage can contain items harmful to your pup if swallowed, feminine pads, tampons, food wrappers and a lot more. It’s best that you hide your garbage bin from your puppy by keeping it under the sink, or you can place them high enough the animal can’t reach it.
It’s possible that your puppy will eventually end up opening kitchen cabinets and sink doors. It is recommended that you use child safety locks as a preventive measure.
Stairs, Windows, Balconies
Reports of puppies falling out of open windows, stairs, and balconies abound. You can puppy proof your home by using baby gates so that your pup can’t reach the upper floors.
Keep Gardening Tools properly
Keep gardening tools, such as rakes, clippers, shovels, etc., off the lawn and out of reach. You wouldn’t leave these around for your child to get injured, so make sure you don’t do this with your puppy.
Bathtubs, Sinks, Toilet Bowls
These are places where your puppy could wander off and possibly drown. Always keep your toilet bowl lid down as the toilet cleansers you use may be harmful to your pup if swallowed.
Keep Sharp Object Off The Ground
Keep coins, pushpins, staples, paper clips, and any other small, sharp metal objects off the floor. Puppies are notorious for eating anything that is small enough to fit in their mouths. To avoid a costly trip to the vet to get these items removed from your pet stomach, make sure you are vigilant and do a daily sweep of the carpet, and any other easy to reach places
Cleaning Supplies
Place them in high cupboards or again you can use child safety locks to your cabinets. When you are cleaning and is using, spray cleaners keep your puppy away because the vapors could get in their eyes as well as wreak havoc to their lungs.
These tips should help you to proof your home and garden effectively, and catch any dangers before they have a chance to kick your funny and loving new friend.

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