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National Wildlife Week – How to Keep Your Pet Safe around Wildlife

National Wildlife Week – How to Keep Your Pet Safe around Wildlife

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Wildlife forms a vital part of our ecosystem. The diversity and beauty of wildlife are celebrated all around the world every year during National Wildlife Week. This year, it is all set to be celebrated from 9th March to 13th March.

As much as wildlife is celebrated, pet owners dread the fact that this week is celebrated during the warmer months. As the temperature gets warm, people prefer spending more time outdoors. For someone who owns pets, it is obvious that they’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors with their pets. However, taking your pets outdoors puts them at risk of encountering wild animals.

If you’re worried about your pet coming into contact with wild animals, you can take certain measures to keep your pets safe.

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• Keep Your Pets On A Leash

As the weather gets warm, wild animals start coming out of hibernation and go about in search of food. They’re hungry and wild and will attack your pet the moment they get the chance. Therefore, you must provide adequate cover to your pets if you keep them outdoors. Building them a barn or a shelter that keeps them out of sight of any wild animals or birds that might be wandering nearby in search of their next meal will keep them safe.

• Make Some Noise

Making some sort of noise before letting your pets outdoors is a great way to alert wild animals that you’re around. You can put bells around your pet’s neck when you go on a hiking trip too. Wild animals will be alerted of your presence, and they’ll run away. This is a great way to keep your pets safe around wildlife.

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• Do Not Leave Garbage Out In The Open

Stray dogs and cats and other animals are attracted to a welcoming garbage bin. This puts your pet at a greater risk of encountering wild animals. To keep pets safe from any such encounters with wild animals, always close the garbage bins properly.

Keeping pets safe around wildlife is a lingering danger, but taking the right precautionary measures can help you keep pets safe from wild animals.

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Poison Prevention Week – Things You May Not Have Known Were Poisonous to Your Pet

It’s Poison Prevention Week. This week is a great time to make pet owners aware of all the things that can be poisonous to your pets. Here are 3 things you may not have known were poisonous to your pet but need to be kept away from your pets at all costs.

1. Human Food

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Human food can be far more dangerous for your pets than you might have thought. In fact, some of our favorite foods like grapes, chocolate, avocado, nuts, and alcohol, can be poisonous for our pets.

Even healthy foods such as garlic and onions can be poisonous for certain animals because their body’s chemical composition and their metabolism are drastically different from ours. If your pup, for example, is having breathing problems, stomach problems, or weakness, it may be a sign that he has eaten human food, especially food items like chocolate.

2. Household Products

This isn’t too much of a surprise. It only makes sense to keep household products such as bleach, insecticides, paints, etc. out of reach of your pets. Make sure that all of these chemical substances are either locked up in cabinets or kept in high places where your pets cannot reach them.

If your pet accidentally ingests any of these poisonous substances, make sure to take him to a vet immediately.

3. House Plants

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House plants may look pretty and may brighten the outlook of your home, but if your pet begins to feast on those leaves, the results can be disastrous.

The most common house plants that can be poisonous for your pets include lilies, azaleas, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths.

In minor cases, your pet may just have stomach problems, but in more severe cases of poisoning, he may have breathing problems and can even die.

Always do your homework before bringing in new plants into your home.
These 3things you may not have known were poisonous to your pet need to be kept away from your pets at all times.

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