How to make your home cat-proof: close everything
Ferenczi Deborah, 2022. December 27 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary
If you are a new pet owner, you must have wondered how you could make your home as safe as possible, since there are many dangers that can threaten your cat in the apartment. From food, medicine, and cleaning products to poisonous indoor plants, there are many dangers lurking in your home for your pet. You may not even know how much risk certain things pose to your cat. In this way, we have collected the most important aspects that you should pay attention to if you have a cat.
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From food, medicine, and cleaning products to poisonous indoor plants, there are many dangers lurking in your home for your pet. You may not even know how much risk certain things pose to your cat. In this way, we have collected the most important aspects that you should pay attention to if you have a cat.
This way your kitchen will be cat-proof
The first and most important thing is to keep cleaning products, chemicals and detergents on higher shelves or in cabinets with child locks, so that your cat can’t get to them in any way. Never leave heavy dishes and sharp objects on the kitchen counter, as they can easily fall on them or cause other accidents. It is important to seal all food carefully, as what is nutritious for you may be harmful for your cat. Always keep the garbage cans closed.
Safe living room and bedroom
It is important to ensure that as few cables and wires remain exposed as possible. These can be an attractive target for cats, as they can use any household object as a toy. This can easily cause electric shock or other accidents. Always pack away children’s toys and other small objects, as your cat can swallow them very easily. Poisonous plants are also a great source of danger in the apartment, so place houseplants and flowers higher, as they can be poisonous to pets. Also, always close the door of the washing machine and dryer, as the cat can easily climb in and lick off the remaining detergent. And when you leave home, make sure to close all things that pose a danger.
Keep the lid of the toilet closed so that your cat cannot drink from. Store cleaning products, medicines and cosmetics for this area in a drawer or cabinet that cannot be opened easily. And pack hair clips and rubber bands, as they can easily get stuck in your cat’s throat if they swallow them. If you try to pay attention to these, you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.