6 Important Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe

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Whilst owning a pet can be a great joy, it’s also a big responsibility. You need to keep it fed and watered, and safe at all times. Pets can get into a lot of trouble if they’re not supervised properly, and it can be dangerous for them and others. In this article, we’ll discuss 6 important tips for keeping your pet safe.

  1. Harness The Power Of Technology

A microchip is a tiny device that’s implanted beneath your pet’s skin, and it stores your contact information. If your pet ever gets lost, a vet or animal shelter can scan the microchip and quickly get in touch with you. Microchipping is a simple and relatively painless procedure that could save you a lot of heartache.

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The internet can tell you more about what’s available in terms of technology for pets. You may find a website discussing dog collars with enhanced built-in GPS that work in tandem with wireless virtual fences. They can track your dog’s location, notify you about their safety status and guide your dog to stay inside their wireless fences.

  1. Get An ID Tag

This needs to be attached to your pet’s collar, and you can choose anything from basic metal or plastic versions to more elaborate ones. The tag is designed to contain the pet’s name and contact information. Most pet stores will have a wide variety of ID tags to choose from. You can also purchase them online, or make your own.

If applicable, include details of any medical information on the tag. If your pet’s microchipped, mention this as well. Finally, make sure the details are kept fully up to date (e.g. if you move home or alter your phone number).

  1. Maintain Your Boundaries

If you don’t have a fence, be vigilant about keeping an eye on your pet when they’re outside. If you do have one, check it regularly to make sure there are no gaps or holes that your pet could squeeze through.

Here are some of the dangers that could occur if you ignore this:

  • Your pet could get lost or stolen
  • It could cause an accident/be hit by a car
  • It could be attacked by another animal or get into a fight
  • It could bite someone
  • It could become entangled in something and choke
  • It could overheat or suffer from hypothermia
  • It could drink contaminated water or ingest something harmful

  1. Keep Them Leashed

A leash is a strap or cord that attaches to the collar of your pet and is held by the owner. It’s used as a way to keep your animal under control while in public, and to prevent them from getting lost or running into danger.

While leashes are not required by law in all areas, they’re generally recommended as a way to keep your pet safe. In some cases, such as on busy streets or near wildlife, leashes may be required by law. If you’re unsure whether or not you should leash your pet, ask a professional trainer or veterinarian for their opinion.

  1. Regularly Take Them To The Vets

The obvious benefit of doing this is that your pet will stay healthy and happy. Your vet will be able to catch any potential health problems early before they become serious. This can save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as make sure your pet stays well.

Vets can also offer advice on things like diet and exercise, which can help keep your pet healthy and fit. They can also provide vaccinations against diseases that could potentially harm them.

  1. Beware Of Hot Cars And Fireworks

Sometimes cars can get extremely hot, even when it doesn’t feel that warm outside. This could cause your pet to overheat and suffer from heat stroke. Depending on your climate it’s best not to leave them in a parked car – but if you do have to, keep a window open and return as quickly as possible.

Fireworks are an issue because they can be very loud and scary for pets. They can also be dangerous if your pet tries to play with them. To keep your animal safe, keep them indoors during fireworks displays and make sure they’re wearing identification in case they get scared and run off.

It’s also important to provide a healthy diet, keep it hydrated and train it well. By applying the 6 tips we’ve discussed, you’ll be able to keep the animal safe. You’ll preserve its well-being and enjoy life with your pet as never before.

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