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Posted on 08-02-2013
We at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic in Canton, Georgia understand the excitement of adopting a puppy or kitten and want to help you prepare your home to create a safe, loving environment for your newest and furriest family member.
All puppies possess a natural curiosity for the world around them; to keep your puppy healthy and happy Canton veterinarians recommend that you puppy proof your home to create a safe environment for your new pet to explore.
1. Secure Your Home: Puppies and kittens have a knack for getting into the things they should not. It is especially important to securely store or put out of your puppy's or kitten’s reach any potentially harmful cleaning products, plants, and food in your house. Make certain any electrical cords are neatly kept in a cord storage/organization device. It is also a good idea to put away items you do not want your puppy or kitten to chew on or play with (i.e.. valuables, shoes, socks, and remote controls).
2. Proactively Puppy Proof: Many new pet owners make the mistake of bringing a puppy home before preparing. Do not wait for your puppy or kitten to chew plants, get into the kitchen cabinet, and dig in the mess of wires behind the television. We at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic advise you to store or secure any potential hazards before bringing your puppy home.
3. See Through Your Puppy's or Kitten’s Eyes: Our Canton veterinarians at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic advise that you try inspecting each room in your home from your puppy's or kitten’s point of view (close to the floor). Often our homes hold potential hazards which cannot be seen from above. By looking around your house, from this new angle, you will likely spot something which would have otherwise ended up in your puppy's playful jaws.
Our veterinarians at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic are available to answer any questions you might have about adopting a puppy or kitten and properly securing your home. We can also advise on puppy and kitten vaccines, as well as when to get your pet spayed or neutered. While most everyone agrees that a puppy or kitten is a joy to have, they do get themselves into trouble.
What tips do you have on puppy proofing?
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