Adopting a new puppy is a ton of fun but is your home puppy proofed? Just like when you have a child and you have to baby-proof your home you will have to also do this with a puppy. Having your home puppy proofed prior to their arrival is always recommended.
Pick things up
Do you typically have things laying around? Small objects that a puppy can swallow? You may think these inedible objects are not appetizing and that your puppy will not eat them but puppies and dogs will very often eat random objects. These objects can cause intestinal problems but your new puppy can also become obstructed from it.
Put all household products away
It is recommended to make sure you do not leave any household products that can be dangerous to your puppy around. Make sure your cleaning supplies and even medication is safely put away out of your puppies reach.
Move plants off the floor
Certain plants can also be dangerous to your puppy’s health. Before you get your puppy check with your Veterinarian if the plants you currently have in your home are dangerous to your puppy. If so it is recommended that the plant is put in an area of the home where the puppy can not reach it.
Put away food
Be careful with leaving around certain food items. Understand that anything that you can eat may not be healthy for your new addition. Some items include but are not limited too: chocolate, avocados, alcohol, onions and onion powder, garlic, raisins, raw yeast, candy and gum containing xylitol, macadamia nuts
If your puppy has gotten into something call your Veterinarian. If your Veterinarian is not open at that time it is always recommended to call your local Veterinarian emergency number. You can also reach the ASPCA Pet poison control at 888-426-4435.