Many of you know that just last week I adopted my friends cat, and have been 110% obsessed with the furry little feline ever since. She’s only been here for a week but she’s quickly evolved from being a little princess to a majestic, fluffy queen.
I was so excited about getting her that I completely forgot to pet proof my house before I brought her home. The first day she was here, I’d try to keep tabs on her at all times so I knew she wasn’t getting into anything she shouldn’t.
To be perfectly honest, it was stressful. As much as I wanted to hug and love her, I wanted to make sure that she wasn’t getting into any trouble. Cats are sneaky like that. They’re sometimes like kids; if it’s too quiet, you have a problem.
SimpliSafe is an award-winning home security company, and with their general tips for home safety I’ve been able to ensure that my home is pet proof and up to the safety standards it should be. Having a fur baby who stays home by herself kind of scares me; what if there are cords on the floor she could tangle herself up in and get caught? Or what if she eats something she shouldn’t?
I had no idea that an aloe plant was harmful to animals when it’s so helpful for humans! Luckily, Leia doesn’t seem to eat plants.. yet. I haven’t seen her try to steal a nibble, but I’m sure it’s coming soon.
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Other helpful pet safety tips include..
- Keep closet doors closed. If they don’t know what’s in there, they’ll be less inclined to go check it out.
- Try using the back elements when using the stove. Sometimes cats are inclined to jump up and see what you’re doing, and burned paws are not a pleasant thing for either of you to deal with.
- Keep the lid on the toilet bowl down. I’m lucky enough to live with a boy who does this on his own, but this keeps little miss Leia’s paws toilet-water (and poop parasite) free.
- Find pet friendly cleaning products. Leia seems to enjoy swatting at the vacuum and trying to eat the mop, so I use a pet friendly cleaner – like this one! – to make sure she won’t get sick.
- Keep your vet’s phone number handy. Leia doesn’t have a vet here yet, but she will soon. I’ll be putting the phone number to both her vet and the emergency cat clinic on the fridge once she’s all set up.
There are so many little things to think about when you’ve got a furry friend, but all of the hassle and stress is worth it when she’s curled up by my face and purring louder than the TV.
Keeping your pet safe in their own home is super important, and hopefully SimpliSafe and I have helped you out a bit! Don’t forget to check out their pet-friendly wireless security system, and pin the infographic to save for later!
That’s all for now, friends!
Do you have any pet safety tips? Share them with me in the comments below!