Keeping Your Pets Safe While Not At Home

February 22nd, 2019

Our pets are like part of the family. We love them, worry about them, and grieve for them. And when you’re not at home, it’s vital that you make sure your four legged friends are safe – and that your property is as well. A dog can often be a kind of first line of defense from burglars, and a barking dog has chased many thieves away. But pet owners need to go further to make sure their pets are taken care of.

Luckily, there are a few very simple, straightforward ways that Houston, TX residents can keep their pets safe and relax knowing that any time they’re not at home, everything will still be okay. Here are some of the main tips to focus your attention on.

Create A Pet Friendly Environment 

Start off by taking the time to create a pet friendly environment. Put up things that could be destroyed easily by a pet or that could hurt them – things like wires, blind cords, tablecloths, and so on. It can be surprising just how many people end up coming home to dead pets just because they failed to take the time to create a safer environment for them.

Keep Them Entertained 

Be sure that your pet is able to relax and be comfortable if possible while you’re gone. Give them a bed, some toys, and some space to play and enjoy themselves. If they’re crate trained, you may be able to keep them in the crate, but take steps to make sure that they have what they need before you leave.

Fix Outside Issues

Does your pet have access to a doggie door that they can move into the fenced in lawn through? If so, you may need to do a full inspection of the fence just to ensure that there are no holes that they can escape through. This keeps your pet home and safe, just where they are supposed to be.

Additionally, take the time to secure any outside garbage and to treat your lawn properly for issues like ticks and other parasites. While you obviously won’t have to go through these steps if your pet doesn’t have access to the outside, they’ll be important for keeping yourself confident that your pet is safe while you’re gone if they do have outside access.

Invest In Cameras

One thing that could help you in a big way is the purchase of a simple security camera system. Not only can this help keep your property safe and reduce the risk of burglaries and other similar problems but a security camera that has mobile access can give you monitoring tools other options just don’t have.

The right cameras can be linked to an app on a mobile phone. Then, the user can log into their account and view the camera feed at their home from anywhere. This can be synced to multiple cameras, and will allow you to not only keep an eye on your entire property but also let you make sure that your pets are safe as well.

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