Thanks to their perceived level of independence, it can be easy to assume that your pets are able to look after themselves. A lot of people give their animals the freedom to do whatever they please around the home, along with letting them do as they please when they are out and about, and this is a great gift to be able to give to your furry friends. In reality, though, there are few animals out there which are smarter than a human child. This makes it important to consider the impact this freedom could have on their life, especially when it comes to protecting them from themselves.
Risks Around The Home: Electronics, heavy items, and loads of other normal objects around your home can pose a great threat to your pets. They won’t understand that a cable has the power inside it to kill them, with cats, dogs, and a whole host of other animals finding it very easy to chew through things like this. When you first adopt an animal, you should spend some serious time working to eliminate the risks around your home. Thankfully, there are loads of tools out there which can help you with this, ranging from items as cable tidies to devices which can deter your pets from going into certain parts of the home.
Risks Outside: Along with the risks which your pet could face in the home, there are a lot of dangers which could be waiting for them in the garden, too. There are a lot of insects and reptiles around the world which can cause a lot of pain and even kill a small mammal. Your pet won’t recognize the threat when it comes to a spider or a snake, though, and will often happily play with them. Along with this, other people’s pets can also be a risk when they have access to your property. Cats are the most likely to engage with each other, and they can do serious damage when they get into fights.
Risks Out & About: This final area is a little different to the others on this list. When you are out and about, the biggest threat to your pet will be other people. They are unlikely to steal or hurt your animal, but your animal could hurt them, and this could result in a lawyer being called to deal with someone having being attacked by an animal. If something like this goes to court, your pet could face harsh penalties, with the most likely outcome of a bad bite being that they will be put down. While this isn’t very fair, it is something worth being mindful of, especially in the modern world.
With all of this in mind, you should be feeling in a good position to start protecting your pet from the issues they can cause for themselves. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to treat them like a baby, as they have to take on some risks. But, it does make it worth considering what could go wrong if you’re too relaxed.