Pet Friendly Home | Pet Care
Did you know your home could be a dangerous place for your pets? Some items that are harmless to humans, such as chocolates or rubber bands, can be a threat to your cats and dogs. Soft wood shavings, for instance, can be hazardous for hamsters and gerbils, as they emit fumes that are toxic to them. And in case you have a feathered little friend, make sure you keep it away from non-stick cookware and aerosol sprays.
You should also ensure that the plants you have at home are not poisonous for pets. If you happen to have lilies, mistletoe, or English ivies within their reach, they might ingest it by mistake and get sick. The same applies to your garden and the products that you use for landscaping: fertilizers and plant food should always be locked away and cocoa mulch, which has a tasty smell, can also be toxic for your pets. And pay attention to the de-icing salts on the garden path; your pets may lick them off their paws after walking outside.
It’s also a good idea to improve your home indoor air quality. This ensures that both you and your pet can breathe better, as you can get rid of allergens such as dander and fur as well as potentially harmful fumes. You should vacuum at least once a week and check if your HVAC air filters are clean every month. And if you have any items that are sensitive to animals, such as medications, toys, or expensive clothes, just make sure they are stored away on a high shelf or in closed closets. Learn more in the infographic below about keeping your home pet-friendly.