5 Tips To Keep Pets Safe When You're Away from Home

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5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe When You're Away from Home

We can’t be with our pets all the time and although there are a lot more people working from home these days, there are times when you won’t be home. You may have to go to the office. There are errands to do. You will be meeting up with friends and family. All of these things mean your pets are home alone.

To keep them safe when there is no one at home, here are some things you can do.

1. Install Security Cameras

Security cameras keep your home safe from burglary, fire, and other incidents, but they also act as a great safety measure for your pets too. Installing a quality indoor camera allows you to monitor your pets while you are out of the home, and should something happen, you can quickly notify the authorities or call a neighbor or family member and get help to your pets almost instantly.

2. Put Anything Dangerous out of Your Pet’s Reach

Removing anything dangerous or potentially deadly to your pets is one of the most important things you can do to keep them safe. Pets that are free to roam around the house can get into things like paint, cleaning chemicals, or medicines, and breakables like glass can cause harm to them if they knock something over and it shatters on a surface. Ensure they are protected just as you would do for a small child and lock up and put out of sight any of the potential dangerous items commonly found in homes.

3. Have Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms

In addition to being a necessity for homes and for insurance purposes, having carbon monoxide and smoke alarms in the home can also keep your pets safe too. Make sure you get the ones that alert you and emergency services in the event of a gas leak or fire. Pets can’t call 9-1-1, so this is a must when you have pets alone at home. Another great thing you can add is gadgets that automatically open windows and doors remotely from your smartphone.

4. Provide a GPS to Your Pet’s Collar

Keep your pets safe in the event they get out of the house while you are gone. Pets who are young or new to the home may not be able to easily make it back home if they wander out, so attaching a GPS device to their collar can let you see exactly where they are and not get lost.

5. Consider Gadgets for Pets

Beyond safe toys you can leave for your pet to play with while you are gone, there are some pretty nifty gadgets available today to interact with your pets even when you are not home. You can get notifications on when your pet goes in and out of the pet door. You can install chimes on garbage cans and other items you want to make sure your pet doesn’t get into, and you can now get gadgets that allow you to interact with your pets to reduce anxiety issues while you are gone.

There are a lot more things you can do to keep your pets safe when you are away including hiring a pet sitter and getting the neighbors to keep an eye on them as well, but we hope these tips help provide a solid start in keeping your pets safe at home while you are away!

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