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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Fido-and-Fluffy Friendly

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Fido-and-Fluffy Friendly

If you’ve recently bought a new home or you’re considering bringing a new, four-legged family member into your existing home, safety should be at the top of your priority list. Who doesn’t want to protect their family members?

Sure, outlet plugs and safety locks are great ways to make sure your new home is safe for your children, but what about your pets? What can you do to keep them safe as you transition into your new space? Or, what can you do to make sure that your current space is ready to welcome your newest furry or feathered family member?

Here are a few ways to make sure Fido and Fluffy fit right in at home:

Your Trash = Pet Treasure

While you cannot stand the smell of your trash, cats and dogs find that scent (and, yes, taste) to be paw-licking good! Wherever you decide to strategically place your trash cans, make sure they are securely closed, so your pets can’t pick out any chicken bones or other dirty and dangerous debris.

Small Stuff = A Big Deal

Moving is tough work and it is very easy to leave bits and pieces lying around on the floor. But, remember, just because something is not small enough to pose a choking hazard to your children does not mean that it may not harm your pets. A good rule of thumb? If it is smaller than your fist, it may not be safe for your pets."

Small Spaces = Enticing Places

Before you allow your pets to explore your home, make sure you’ve checked every nook and cranny first. Whether it’s the tiny space behind your couch or stacked décor that may make a purr-fect ladder, places and things that seem totally safe to us, may pose big dangers to our four-legged family members. Do a sweep of your home before you play an unwanted game of hide and seek with your pet.

Cleaner Air = Poisonous Scare

Without a doubt, adding plants to your home is a beautiful thing. Not only does it enhance your décor, it also helps clean your air in the most organic way possible. But, plants like poinsettias, mums and, even, lilies can be toxic to pets. Make sure your home is flowering with non-toxic beauty.

Your Throne = Danger Zone

The bathroom is one of the least safest places for pets. Why? Toilet water, alone, won’t hurt pets; but, if you’ve got an automatic bowl cleaner, it could be the recipe for disaster. You also keep your medication