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Despite being his companion or best friend, above all else as a pet owner you’re ultimately his parent. As your pet’s parent, it’s important that you ensure his safety.
That means anything from outlining boundaries within his environments, taking care of his mental and physical health, teaching him how to behave around others to avoid altercations, and much more. But always remember: pets are like children and—especially in their younger ages—they usually have a propensity to call upon trouble.
What is Pet Safety?
Dog safety covers a wide range of topics that will take extensive research to grasp, although many of them come from experience with your pet. As a reference, here is some dog safety information you should know!
Examine Your Pet for any Health Issues
No matter what kind of pet you’ve chosen to bring into your home it’s vital that you monitor his health. Most professionals agree that an in-house checkup should be executed weekly. Check for anything unusual that could be the sign of sickness or disease. Do the proper research for your specific pet to know what sort of ailments he’s prone to. By keeping a close eye, you ensure that if something develops it’s caught early.
Always Have Special Awareness
What kind of pet do you own? Can he jump high? Is he aggressive towards others? Does he have a propensity to escape? It’s always important to know the risk of exposing a certain pet to external environments. If a leash is needed, use it. If he shouldn’t be in certain places, refrain from going there with your companion.
Watch What Your Pet Eats & Plays With
The obvious ones here are don’t let dogs eat chocolate and don’t let cats play with string. Dogs have a particularly difficult time metabolizing theobromine (the component in chocolate) and it can kill them if too much is eaten.
In the same vein, don’t let cats play with string, as they have a propensity to swallow it which can block their airways or rupture their stomach lining. These are just some example to watch out for, but the point is: supervise your pet when he’s playing and don’t let him eat things that are bad for him.
Keeping your pet safe also includes dog travel safety and monitoring your pet around children and other people. Do your research to make sure you know everything that could potentially harm your furry friend and always keep an eye on him.