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18 May, 2022
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5 tips to protect your pets from electrical hazards

Pets are the most wonderful creatures in the world. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, tortoise or parrot, pets become part of the family and would do anything to ensure their safety.

 

The dangers of electricity aren’t limited to humans, they can affect your pets too. Unlike us humans pets don’t know the hazards and dangers of electricity. By no fault of their own, pets natural habits and curiosity could result in chewed wires & cables, scratch electrical boxes, or foul in corners where plugs and gadgets are kept.

 

Sometimes keeping your pets away from electricity isn’t enough. This blog gives some tips to protect your pets from electrical dangers at home.

 

Cords

Electrical cords can be an absolute nightmare if you have pets. Pets are tempted to chew on them, and to avoid this it’s wise to tuck all cords away after wrapping them in protective wrapping.

 

Quality Products

Generally speaking, the more you spend on a product the better quality the products will be. The benefits of purchasing quality products not only apply to you but also to your pets.

 

Cheaper electronic devices and products don’t tend to be of high quality, meaning the cords and product covering aren’t up to the highest standards. This can mean wondering and curious pets may be tempted to play with them.

This could result in electrical fires, electric shocks and damaged products.

 

It’s advisable that pet owners purchase higher quality products, not only in terms of product quality but also for product packaging protective measures which make it difficult to break or open.

 

Unplug

A common habit when at home is to leave electrical items plugged in the socket. Getting out of this habit would be a big positive to your bills but also for your pet.

It’s impossible to always track your pet in the house, and a good way to keep peace of mind on the situation is to unplug electrical devices and keep them away from any animal fingers or paws.

 

Training

Training your dog and cat during its early years goes without saying. Doing so means your pet doesn’t foul inside your property, can come to the owner on command and to stop barking.

Further training can include keeping them away from wires and cords. Dogs can be easily taught to avoid loose wires, however a little more effort is required for cats. Cats dislike the small of citrus, so spraying the area will make it.

 

The worst

In a worst case scenarios, your pet could be electrocuted. This can easily cause you to

  • Unplug or turn off the electrical device immediately in case of further risk of danger
  • Check your pets pulse to ensure its breathing. If required CPR or medical respiration
  • If you spot any burns, apply cold pressure on it immediately
  • Call your vet and get advice for treatments
  • Closely monitor your pets pulse for the next 24 hours to ensure their breathing or burns don’t get any worse.

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