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Posted by Homes of New Hampshire Realty on 7/19/2017

There are many safety concerns that you probably have when it comes to owning your home. Donít forget about the safety of your 4 legged friends as well. Below, youíll find some tips on how to keep pets safe in and around your home the whole year through. 


In The Yard


If possible, keep harmful pesticides away from the yard where your pets play. If you do need to use any kind of pesticides or harsh chemicals, be sure that they are completely dry before pets come back into the yard. There are many natural pesticides that work well on plants and in your garden. An example of this is a simple mixture of cayenne pepper and water sprayed on a vegetable garden. There are many other mixtures that can help you deter pets such as:


  • Garlic
  • Baking soda
  • Cloves
  • Cornmeal
  • Vinegar


Yard Work 


Another thing to worry about in your yard when you have pets is yard equipment. Electric tools, clippers, mowers, even ladders can be a hazard to your pets wandering around outside. 


Designate An Area For Your Pet In The Yard      


You should have a designated area in your yard for your pet to be in, complete with chew toys and more to distract your pet. Youíll also want some sort of an outdoor leash installed to keep your pet in their area while outdoors. Your pet will be less likely to destroy your yard if you take these precautions.  


Make Sense Of Pet Safety With The Seasons


Pet safety will have different tasks to go along with it as the seasons change. During the summer months, youíll want to be especially careful about your petís presence around the pool and pool chemicals. The Fourth Of July brings on concerns about fireworks and firework safety. Halloween candy is especially toxic to pets since thereís a lot of chocolate and candy around the home. If pets eat these items, it can be potentially fatal.  In the summer months, you need to keep your pets cool by providing them with plenty of shade and water. If you need to keep them indoors during times of extreme heat you should do so. Protect pets from the hazards of the Christmas tree by hanging fragile ornaments higher up on the tree and ensure that the tree is secured from being knocked over by a clumsy pet.   


Deter Intruders With A Fence


You can protect your pets from dangers like coyotes and foxes by fencing in the portion of your yard where your pets go. You should also limit the amount of food and water thatís accessible in the yard to predators and other unwelcome pets in the neighborhood. Follow these tips to keep your pets safe in your home the whole year through!




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