Expert Advice on Pet-Proofing Your Home

Have you ever come home to find the curtains chewed, rugs ripped up, and plants scattered on the floor? Whether you have a new puppy or kitten – or have always had a pet – bringing an isopod into your home is a huge responsibility. For the best help, look at these Isopods for sale here. Although a great joy, you quickly learn how chaotic life can be living with your little crustacean companion. From their curious explorations to their nibbling habits, there are many ways your isopod can add some unexpected excitement to your home.

In this post, with the help of’s in-house vet, Zoe Costigan, we have devised the best ways to help pet-proof your home. And if you want to take care of exotic pets like one of those tarantulas for sale, you should also check if there are any adjustments you need to do to your home.

Designated pet perimeters 

Your furry fellas like to feel that they have certain areas for themselves, so it’s always a good idea to create a special place just for them. You can do this by putting your pet’s belongings within their space, such as their bed, their favourite blanket and their toys. Zoe suggests using a pet crate; however, these should be used to create a place of security and safety – not as a form of punishment. If you are not using a crate, try using a safety gate to reinforce your pet’s designated perimeters when you are not home. 

ITCH Flea-free your home 

The last thing anyone wants is a flea-infested home, or a flea-ridden four-legged friend darting about – it’s unpleasant for both of you! But the good news is that you can prevent unwanted visitors hitching a ride from your pet to your carpets with ITCH Flea’s monthly treatment. There is no better solution than proper carpet cleaning. Regular application of ITCH Flea protects your pet and your home from becoming infested by killing all fleas, eggs and larvae, breaking the flea life cycle at every stage.

Tidy up time! 

When you have a pet, it helps to keep things as tidy as possible. Shoes, socks and rubbish bins are all oh-so-appealing to an adventurous pet. Zoe explains how important it is to tidy up, as small items left around the house can often be choking hazards. Socks…. or should we say, ‘squidgy fluffy things I can put in my mouth’, can be attractive to pets but can also lead to surgery if swallowed. Anything that looks chewable needs to be safely stored away. Zoe also recommends making all bins pet proof – as the little rascals can often raid the bins as soon as you leave the house – so make sure there is no way they can access what’s in the rubbish. If your carpet gets dirty, carpet cleaning myrtle beach can be helped to get over any kind of dirt. Andf you are looking for a wide range of kennel flooring options like Hygienic Flooring for Dog Kennels, then you might want to consider contacting professional installers.

Tackle the toxic

Zoe comments that many home accessories can be toxic to a pet. Cleaning solutions are a clear culprit, so make sure to keep them carefully locked away. Essential oils can also be dangerous – so think twice before lighting your wellbeing oils around your pet. House plants can be poisonous to pups, whereas lilies are extremely poisonous to cats! Zoe even advocates cat owners avoid keeping lilies in the home all together and keeping houseplants at height, if at all. 

Things go wrong 

Above all, we have to accept that our lovable pets can sometimes make mistakes – but we still love them for it! Be kind. They will learn and hopefully, with these tips, you can be more in control. Punishing is now widely known to have adverse effects on your pet, so remember to think carefully how you treat the situation. Using reward behaviour conditioning can teach them right from wrong.

Diana Simpson

Diana is a passionate journalist and a curious soul who is on the quest of finding what she loves the most; coffee, dogs, books or traveling? Born and bred in London, writing is her healing power.