Its springtime and making your backyard beautiful is a priority I’m sure! We all love when the backyard is perfectly green and all the flowers are planted just right. Something that might slip your mind is the safety of your pets.
You may need to take a closer look at the design you have planned for the outdoor space. Here are a few things to take into consideration when making your backyard safe for your fur babies this spring and summer!
Put Away Any Sharp Tools
Gardening and yard maintenance requires lots of sharp tools. Maybe your wife or husband called you in for dinner and you accidentally left the tools lying in the grass. This could be a danger for your pets because they like to pick things up or may even step on them. Make sure you store any sharp tools in a shed or garage when not in use.
This may sound crazy, but certain flowers can be extremely dangerous to pets. If you are a pet owner, this is something you must be aware of! Your pets don’t know if they are eating something dangerous, they will eat just about anything. It’s the pet owner’s responsibility to research and ask a veterinarian which plants you need to stay away from planting.
Lilies, daffodils, cyclamen, azalea, tulips, are a few flowers and plants that can be poisonous to your cat or dog. Yes, it is unfortunate because they are all so beautiful!
However, your pet’s health is more important than having certain plants. Research these plants before potentially harming your beloved animals.
Keep your Pets in your Yard
Maybe your neighbors don’t have pets and don’t take the same precautions as you do with your yard. The flowers and plants, we listed before are beautiful and many people plant them! Your job as a pet owner is to take care of them and to keep them in your backyard only. Luckily there are a couple of ways to do this!
- The most obvious way would be to get a fence that your pet is not able to jump over or dig under. We know dogs are pretty notorious for this! They like to find something they can get on top of to get closer to the top of the fence. They are a lot smarter than we think!
- Make sure there are no stepping stones to get them over your fence and that the fence is secured to the ground so they can’t escape under.
- Don’t like the fence idea? No problem. If you have a dog, you can get them a shock collar. This is a safe and effective way to avoid having a fence.
Window Well Cover
Know of any holes in your yard? We can think of a pretty big one! Your window well is big enough for a pet or child to fall into. This could be extremely dangerous and cause serious injury. You need something to cover the well.
A window well cover or grate is the perfect solution. Our window well covers are durable and able to hold a significant amount of weight, and won’t mess up the style of your house. They are custom-designed to fit your window well to the exact measurements and come in all different designs. It adds a touch of style to your window well and keeps your pets safe from falling in and hurting themselves!
In conclusion, keeping these little things in mind can save you from having an injured pet. To most of us, our pets are part of the family! Keeping them safe should be a priority. These simple tips will give you peace of mind knowing your beloved animals are safe and happy!