How to Create a Safe and Healthy Home Environment for Your Pets

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When you adopt your first pet, you need to make sure that they are safe and comfortable in your home. This means creating a safe and healthy home environment. But how do you go about doing so? Here are a few tips to help you out:

Use only pet-friendly cleaning products

A safe and healthy environment needs to be clean, but not all cleaning products are safe for your pets. It’s important to use only pet-friendly cleaning products so that your pets don’t get hurt. You can follow this guide to help you find pet-friendly cleaning products.

Hide or put away items that can cause harm

Pets are too curious for their own good. They will get into items that they shouldn’t and could potentially cause them harm. This includes certain types of food, plants, and more. Anything that could cause your dog or cat harm should be kept in a safe place that is out of reach for your pet. High places that your pet can’t reach or jump to, as well as cabinets with a lock on them are perfect for these items.

Provide plenty of entertainment

Pets need mental and physical stimulation. While we try to play with them as much as possible, there may be times where we don’t have time. That’s why we should provide toys, blankets, treats, and other items to keep them entertained.

Make sure they have enough space

Just as we need some space to rest, relax, and play, so do our pets. Make sure there is a people-free zone for them to rest in without disturbance. Additionally, they should have enough space in general to have fun and relax.

Keep the temperature comfortable

Finally, our pets need an appropriate temperature in the house just as we do. It should not be too hot or cold. However, this can be difficult in the summer if you don’t have air conditioning. If this is your situation, then keep the windows open, the fans going, and provide plenty of cold water to help your pet cool down.

A safe and healthy environment will ensure that your pets are happy. However, you can’t always keep an eye on your pup. When that happens,  contact the pet sitters at Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus at 830-624-9284.