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I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Mahatma Gandhi-

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Pet Proofing Your Home—by HomeAdvisor

Home is a place where every life should be safe and protected from potential threats. When family members can’t take steps to protect themselves, it is up to those who can to ensure their safety. For many, pets are considered a part of the family, and as with infants or small children, they must be protected from things that can harm them. The best way to do that is to pet-proof the home

Pet Proofing Your Home—by ADT Home Safety Center. 

Here is another comprehensive guide by ADT Home Safety Center for pet proofing your home.


Keeping Pets Safe in the Home HouseHold

Few things fill our hearts with joy like pets, but there is a flipside to this – we worry about the furry members of our family just as much as we do our own children.  There are certain things that should always be taking into consideration when animals share a house, and this guide will discuss how you can ensure your home is devoid of danger.

Complete Guide to Pet-Proofing Your Home


A home should be a safe and comfortable retreat for every member of the household — and that includes any four-legged ones that share this space as well. Pet owners have the added responsibility of making sure their pets can have a safe environment at home, and this is particularly true for those with puppies and kittens who are naturally inquisitive.

This guide will look at each room of the home, as well as outside yards. It will review potential problem areas and how owners can better “pet-proof” each. This complete guide will help pet owners determine which indoor and outdoor plants are toxic, why appliance and window cords can be hazardous to pets and how to go about making renovations to make a home even more pet-friendly.

Enjoy the peace of mind of making, and keeping, your home safe for your cat or dog.

Pet Care in Condos and Apartments Written by by Brian Enright

Pets are a common and beloved addition to most American households. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), of households with pets, 35 percent have dogs, 30.4 percent own cats, and 3.1 percent have birds. People with companion animals live in houses, apartments, and condos. When a person lives in an apartment or condo, their pet lacks the space that animals living in larger dwellings may have. To prevent potential problems from arising, pet owners should put careful thought into choosing the right type of pet to suit their lifestyle and their living space. In addition, a pet owner must also meet the animal's needs in terms of providing them with the proper care.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Home  HomeGuides  June 2019

Keeping your pets healthy and happy extends beyond getting them veterinary care when they are unwell. It is important that you look after every aspect of your pet’s wellbeing and this includes ensuring your home is a safe environment for them to be in. If you have never had pets before it may surprise you that some everyday items are very dangerous because pets are willing to chew, eat and mess around with them. Think of your pet like a small child… Everyday objects quickly become risks or choking hazards.  According to American Pet Products Association, there are an estimated 78 million dogs and over 85 million cats owned in America. Keeping our furry friends safe and happy starts at home, use this guide to identify common hazards and put measures in place to ensure they are kept out of harm’s way.

How to Move Your Pet to a New Home

Direct Energy

Whether you are moving around the corner or across the country, your moving day checklist should include how to make moving as safe and easy as possible for your pets.  The chaos of packing up your home and moving into a new one can be just as stressful for our furry (or scaly) family members as it is for us.  The unexpected activity in their home and being introduced to an unfamiliar environment can cause your pets a lot of anxiety. The following tips will help you prepare your pets before, during and after the move to ensure that the transition is as stress-free as possible for everyone, especially your pets!

18 Easy Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home (+ Printables)

We love our pets like our own children, and they’re a major part of the family—so don’t forget to eliminate their exposure to allergens as well. Your pet may also bring extra allergens into your house as they shed hair and dander, so you may want to take extra precautions when allergy-proofing your home if you have pets.  Find the complete allergy-proofing guide here.