We all love our pets. They’re practically a member of the family for a lot of people, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without them. They bring so much love, loyalty, and joy into our lives and many of us would do anything for them. Which makes it all the more shocking how many people don’t seem to worry about keeping their pets safe. Your pet’s safety should always be right at the top of your list of priorities. Sure it’s not the most exciting part of pet ownership, but it’s definitely on of the most crucial. With that in mind, here are a few simple, yet important, ways to keep your pet safe.
Make sure they have ID
If you have a pet who goes outside, then you need to make sure that they are correctly tagged, and ID’d. Make sure that they’re wearing a collar and a tag that has your contact information on it. There are also services that allow you to electronically tag your pet which makes them far easier to find if they wander off or get lost. And make sure that your details are always as up to date as possible so that people can always contact you if they do find your pet.
Stay safe outside
Even if you’re taking your pet outside yourself, it’s still important that they are safe. People often assume that it’s animals who go off on their own who are at risk but any pet that’s out and about need to be protected. Make sure that you keep your animal on a leash at all times and if you’re walking them at night then make sure you can always see them with a reflective collar or Nitey Leash.
Don’t put off a trip to the vets
A lot of people will want to avoid the vets when they think about how much it’s going to cost. But when it comes to your beloved bet, is anything more important that making sure that they’re happy and healthy? As soon as anything happens that you’re a little worried about then make sure that you take them straight to the vets to get checked out. Even if it turns out to be nothing, at the very least it’s a way to help you have a little bit more peace of mind.
Pet-proof your home
Make sure that you minimize the chance of your pet doing any damage to your home by providing them with plenty of space as well as dedicated toys to keep their attention. Not only is damage to your home going to cause major problems for you, but it also puts your pet at risk if they end up chewing on something dangerous like a power cable. There are plenty of resources online that can show you how to keep both your pet and your home safe in the event that you have to leave them alone.