Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
Today's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip is an add-on to our tip from yesterday, when we reminded you to keep doors closed and other obstacles in place to keep your furbaby safe from substances and areas with poison. Taking that one step further, if needed, child-proofing products can be your your best friend even for those furry children in your life. For example, do you have a curious kitty or puppy who has found ways to open cabinets and drawers? This can put a furbaby at risk, such as if those cabinets and drawers contain human medications, cleaners, or other toxic items, or even sharp or other dangerous objects. To prevent prying paws from opening cabinets and drawers, you can get child-proof, or pet-proof, locks that make cabinets and drawers difficult or impossible to open without dexterity, or opposable thumbs. There are also child-proof locks to keep main doors securely closed. This can come in handy if you have a kitty or pup who knows how to manipulate certain door handles.
We've mentioned this on here before, but also don't forget the usefulness of baby gates. They also make gates that are more specifically pet-proof, such as tall ones over which dogs and cats cannot easily jump. These can be used to block access to certain areas of the house to ensure your kitty or pup's safety. For example, you can use baby or pet gates to block access to the kitchen, especially if potentially toxic foods are being prepared. These gates can also be used to block off garbage cans, laundry areas, or other areas of the home where potential poisoning might occur.
Just as with a human child, our kitties and pups can get themselves into trouble. Consider all areas of the home where danger might arise, and then do your research on what you can do to best prevent emergencies from dangers such as accidental poisoning. Do your best to always be one step ahead of your kitty or pup, as difficult as that may be.
Cute pic Astrid!
Windows to the world - can't have too many of those that's for sure!
Atrid, you look like you are really enjoying watching out that window. Maybe something interesting will come visit. You all have a really nice day.
Astrid, somebunny is looking back at you, cutie!
Thanks for posting for how we can keep our little ones safe from household products that can hurt them. We always must be careful, cause they will find a way to open that cabinet. We here are hoping the winter cold leaves us soon, so we can open the windows for some fresh air to come in. Happy Respect your Cat Day, and Happy Easter coming up this weekend.
World of Animals
I don't open cabinets but you can bet when TW is doing something she doesn't want me near, I'm right there. I guess that's why she steams the floor now but she still needs to use the Murphy's Oil Soap on the little spills.
You're lucky to have good windows to look out of, I am on second floor so it's hard for me. Barks and licks and love, Dakota
Looking good looking, Astrid!
I LIKE that doodle! The kitty looks a lot like me. purrs
What's on your mind, Astrid?
I never tire of seeing Astrid's adorable face. Very cute drawing too. And excellent tips for safety.
Oh, Astrid. You KNOW we love you, sweet girl. :)
We love your mom's doodle, too. So cute!
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