How to ensure the safety of the animal in the apartment?
In the apartment, everything seems so familiar and safe, but not for a kitten or a puppy, who are just beginning to learn this world. Their irrepressible curiosity and our inattention can lead to serious consequences dangerous for the health and life of your pet.
Let’s see what precautions must be taken if you bring a new friend to the house.
The biggest danger is wire and electrical appliances.
Never leave open wiring connected to the mains! With a probability of 99.9%, the kitten or puppy will be interested in hanging “string” and will want to play with it and then try for a tooth. It is not difficult to isolate the isolation with young sharp teeth.
If you notice your friend playing with wires, first turn off the device from the electrical outlet. Most likely, the pet does not want to immediately give you a new “toy” and can even more squeeze the wire with his teeth, which will lead to an electric shock.
Electrical appliances are no less dangerous than wires.
Before turning on, be sure to check the boot chambers of dishwashers and washing machines. Do not leave massive appliances such as an iron, a lamp, a coffee grinder with hanging wires close to the edge of the table, shelf or bedside tables. The little ones are very curious, and even quite massive and heavy objects can easily fall on their heads. On the consequences here to talk too.
Any doors and doors can be a huge danger to the fragile body.
Open and close interior and entrance doors smoothly, so as not to accidentally pinch your clumsy pet, who loves to run after you with curiosity.
Another danger lies in the drafts, which can suddenly open or slam the door when your pet is sitting in or near the doorway. Bruising or pinching will result in very serious injuries.
When folding a sofa, chair-bed or moving furniture, be extremely careful not to accidentally pin down a curious explorer of new territories.
Drugs, cosmetics and household chemicals are very dangerous.
Do not leave them available even for adult animals! Aspirin and Paracetamol are the strongest poison for cats, and are deadly. Others can cause severe poisoning.
It is unlikely that your pet will want to taste detergents, air fresheners or perfumes because of their strong smell, but these substances may get on the animal’s hair, and they will certainly lick during washing, which will lead to severe poisoning.
Do not leave used sponges and rags after washing floors, furniture, plumbing equipment and kitchen utensils with chemical agents in the public access to animals.
The kitchen is a place where human food always smells delicious.
Do not leave the pet bin accessible to animals. From there, always smells delicious remnants of food from the host’s table. A puppy or kitten may accidentally swallow a piece of cellophane packaging, which will cause serious problems or even death.
Do not leave any sharp objects, containers with hot water, cups and plates close to the edge of the table. If everything is clear with knives and boiling water, then china and other fragile kitchen utensils are no less dangerous for curious kids. Cats love to throw objects that they do not like on the floor. A plate or mug can easily break, and their sharp fragments already carry serious danger.
Also be careful in handling boiling water when a little fidget winds around your feet.
Even an adult cat is controlled by a hunter’s innate instinct. A flying bird, snow, an autumn leaf can provoke an animal to make a fatal jump, a landing after which will not pass without a trace, regardless of the floor.
Carefully release the cats and puppies on the unglazed balcony, and it is better to close the windows with a protective grid.
Some home plants are poisonous for cats and dogs.
Carefully ensure that your pet does not begin to try for a tooth indoor plants. They can cause severe poisoning, even death.
A partial list of the most common home plants poisonous to animals:
Then remove small items that can be swallowed by animals, as well as threads, laces and Christmas decorations.
If you have even the slightest suspicion that your pet has eaten a foreign object, do not waste time and do not self-medicate, and immediately take the animal to the veterinarian.
At the end we will give a short list of potentially dangerous things and objects in the apartment: electrical appliances and wires, doors and doorways, windows and a balcony, sliding sofas and armchairs, all sharp objects, plastic food packaging, indoor plants, kitchen utensils, medicinal, cosmetic and detergents, threads, laces, dirty shoes, Christmas lights.