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Making Your Pets Safe At Home

Pets have their own tendencies and their own personalities that can make them a little difficult to keep track of. A good personal injury lawyer would recommend taking every precaution possible to make your pets safe at home for many good reasons. The primary reasons for taking care of pet safety at home are:

  • The health and well-being of your pets.
  • Preventing damage to your personal property.
  • Preventing the potential for personal injury to your family or those who visit your home.

Your pets’ safety has a ripple effect on your entire household that you need to be aware of. When your pets feel safe, then they do not engage in nervous habits such as going to the bathroom where they shouldn’t or chewing at their own fur and skin. Your pets are there to help soothe your family and enhance your home life. When you have pets that do not feel safe, then that affects everyone.

Slip and fall accident lawyers often remark about the need for good footing in a home to prevent falls. This is also true when it comes to pets. If your home was carpeted for years when you first got your pets, then exchanging that carpeting for hardwood floors is going to present several safety challenges for your pets. The best approach is to leave a strip of carpet near the room entrances until your pets are used to the hardwood floors.

It is always a good idea to teach pets safe habits when they are young. Taking the proper steps to keep pets off tables, furniture and countertops can prevent them from getting harmed during the natural course of the day. The most notable part of this activity is preventing your pets from getting on the kitchen countertop. The kitchen is where all of the sharp implements in the home are kept, and your pet could find himself in a lot of trouble if he is allowed to walk among the knives and serving forks that you have.

Establishing boundaries with pets is important and getting pets to respond to voice commands is also essential in seeing to their safety. Lawyers such as David Himelfarb recommend that you train your pets in a stern but non-intimidating tone. You want your pets to react to your voice with the recognition that they need to stop doing whatever they are doing and not out of fear. If you instill fear in your pets, they will stop responding to your commands and you will have a hard time getting your pets to come out from under the furniture.

Pet safety in the home is just as important as any other kind of safety because pets are part of your family as well. Take the time to teach your pets good safety habits, and be mindful of where your pets prefer to go so that you can make your home safer. It will be something your pets and the rest of your family will appreciate.


For assistance with a personal injury and/or insurance claim, please email David Himelfarb at or call 1-855-446-7765, for a free case evaluation.

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