Purchasing, nurturing and bringing your pet home is one thing, but keeping them within the bounds of your property? Sometimes a significant task all by itself. There can be no doubt that pets can often be a true handful to deal with, so it’s essential to make sure that the overall decisions you make for your homestead can help you avoid having to chase them down the street with worry.
It might be that you live in the middle of a rural environment and thus believe your pet to be safe, but there might just be many smaller, but more frequent and less obvious dangers associated with letting your pet out of the house. Should this mean your pet should be fully housebound, or that you should go against the essential nature of the animal (such as preventing a cat from heading outside?) Of course not. Instead, you might want to implement the following measures to keep them safe, and keep your household happy.
Teach Your Kids
One of the hidden dangers you might not consider about pet safety is how your children interact with them. We’re not suggesting your children have a form of malicious intent towards your pet in the least, but that sometimes forgetting to close the front door completely, letting them out into the garden despite the back gate being unlocked, alongside a range of different accidental circumstances like this can lead to the pet escaping. This can really make your child feel upset and very guilty, and of course might lose you the pet. This is why, calmly but firmly it’s important to consider teaching your child how to keep on top of their pet safety, and what home duties they must fulfill, even if it’s just keeping the back door closed after entering or exiting.
GPS, Pictures & Collar Contacts
Of course, placing a tracking chip in your dog is inexpensive and can potentially help you find them and save their life. It might be that taking recent pictures quite often can help you apply an up-to-date photograph on your missing posters if you need to print them. Of course, your full contact information and up-to-date mobile numbers, as well as the name to call the pet can help someone contact you if they find them out and about where they shouldn’t be.
You may wish to let your pet leave the house. For this reason, it’s essential to implement a secure back gate without space to squeeze through, as well as tall fence panels to prevent your pet from breaking through or digging their way out of your garden, which can happen quite easily. Continually ensuring the fence is in a good state of repair, and implementing it especially if living in a rural environment could help you save plenty of stress and guilt in the long run, keeping your pet exactly where it should be – in your home.
With these simple tips, you should have no problem taking care of and protecting your pet in the long term.