A four-legged friend can completely change the dynamics of your home. Pets are known to bring families closer and even reduce stress levels.Playing with them can instantly improve your mood, but you have to make some alterations to your home to make it pet friendly. We list some tips to make your best friend feel more comfortable…
Check around your house and look for things that may be dangerous to your pet, such as choking, strangulation or electrocution hazards. Take a second look at cords and wires and ensure that they are short, so that your pet can’t play with them.
Keep medicines at bay as they can prove dangerous if your pet accidently ingests your pills.
Ensure that foods such as baking soda and other masalas are stored in cabinets that your pet does not have access to. Also ensure that cleaning acid bottles or other detergents are locked away.
Replace open-top garbage bins with those that have lids. If your pet gets into your trash can, then chances are that he/she will eat harmful items that can be potentially poisonous.
Many houses have indoor plants, and while this may add to the visual appeal, if ingested, some plants can be toxic. Lilies are known to cause kidney failure in cats and other plants such as aloe vera are not safe for animals.
Most pets see the toilet as their water bowl, so keep the toilet lid down to eliminate the risk of poisoning and drowning. Or simply keep your toilet door shut.
Avoid using carpets as pets tend to soil them with their dirty paws; they are especially a nightmare to maintain during potty training. If you must use a carpet, pick a shade that matches the colour of your pet so that fur that he/she has shed is not as evident.