Losing a pet is a terrifying experience. Even if your dog or cat only gets out for a brief time, it still leads to panic and plenty of worry. When your pet gets out of your house or yard, it can lead to serious injury or death due to the many pet hazards out there. These simple tips will help you keep your pets safe at home.
Always Wear a Collar
If you have gotten into the habit of taking your pet’s collar off at home, now is the time to break that habit. Your pet should always have a collar with identification and your phone number so she can be returned if found.
Get Your Pet Microchipped
Your veterinarian can implant a microchip with GPS functionality. If your dog gets lost, he can be tracked and found using this now common technology. Ask your vet about microchipping today.
Keep Your Dog on a Leash When Going Out
Even when you are out with your dog, you should keep her on a leash. It will help prevent all kinds of problems, from snakebites to car accidents.
Make Your Pet Feel at Home
A safe, comfortable, loving home is the best thing a pet can have. Make sure all of your pet’s needs are met so there is less inclination to explore. During hot summer days, make sure water is available, and during freezing winter weather, make sure shelter is always there.
Spay or Neuter Your Pets
Spaying or neutering your pets significantly reduces their drive to wander. It helps control pet populations, and it will help keep your pets safe at home.
Talk with your vet about these and other strategies for making sure your pets stay safe at home.