on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 6:00am.
If you are a pet owner, you’d love to make your home pet-friendly. Cats, dogs, and other pets can be very messy due to their curious and hyperactive traits. But no matter what, you still love your pet and don't want anything in and around your house to hurt them. For pet-lovers like you, we have created a list to make your home pet-friendly.
Have Pet-Safe Plants
Let's start from the outside. Some plants may look beautiful and enhance the value of your home, but they can be dangerous for your furry friends. Houseplants such as lilies, tulips, daffodils, oleanders, yes, chrysanthemums, and English ivy can be bad for your pets. If ingested or swallowed, these plants can cause irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, and other problems in your pets. Hence, research well before you set-up your yard.
Close your Toilet Lid
If you have a small pet, this one is especially for you. Make sure you keep the lid of your toilet closed to prevent your pet from falling into the bowl and drowning in the toilet. An open toilet may also be appealing to them to drink water from it. Water in the bowl may have harmful chemicals, which can make them sick. Hence, close the toilet lid after use.
Remove Hanging Wires
Hanging electrical wires not only look shabby but can also be hazardous for you and your pets. Your pet may get entangled in the dangling wires of your television, computer, washing machine, and other electronic devices. Or, they may also chew the wire and encounter a shock. The best way to prevent such horrifying situations is to organize the wires and keep them secured at height.
Cover the Garbage Bins
Your garbage bin may contain dirt and germ-laden leftovers which can be dangerous for your dog, cat or other pet if ingested. Cover your dustbins and try to keep them away from your pet’s reach, say in a cabinet or shelf which your pet won't be able to open.
Install Childproof Latches
Having a pet is somewhat like having a child at home. You need to secure almost everything so that your pets cannot access them and put themselves into trouble. Use childproof latches on your cabinets, shelves, and even appliances like the refrigerator. These storage spaces may contain food and other items, such as chocolate, that can be harmful to your furry friend. Make sure they aren't able to open these hardware and appliances.
Be a little more alert, and you will be able to make your home pet-friendly. Keep an eye on your pet’s activities and try to keep your home clutter-free. By making your home pet-friendly, you increase the chances of attracting pet-loving home buyers in the future. If you ever plan to sell your home in Edmonton, hire our experienced real estate agents to make the task easier for you.