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Puppy Proofing Your Home
So you thought cats were curious? Wait until you see a puppy in action. They love to explore every corner of your house, and put everything in their mouths. Here are a few tips for preparing your home for your mini adventurer:
Keep poisonous items out of reach
Place all household cleaners, insecticides, fertilisers, insect poisons, rat poisons and other items in cabinets or on high shelves.
Check your plants
Some plants in and around your house can be harmful or even fatal to your pup. Learn about foods that are harmful to dogs or consult your vet to find out which plants are harmful to dogs.
Remove dangerous objects
Get down on the ground and look for any dangling electric cords, loose nails, plastic bags or other objects that will be in puppy's reach. Unplug, remove or cover any electrical cords in your puppy's confinement area. And cover electrical outlets when you are not using them.
Put the toilet lid down
Puppies like toilet bowl water and toilet cleaner could harm them if swallowed.
Beware of long drops
Keep pup off balconies, upper levels and high decks where they could slip through openings and fall.
Hide sharp objects
Keep buttons, string, sewing needles, pins and other sharp objects out of reach.