Loose cables, cords or shoelaces can be too inviting for cats to
ignore, so bundle them or tuck them where they can’t be tugged.
Also try to keep loose papers or other chewable items out of harm’s
way. They could be a choking hazard.
AVOID TOO MANY KNICK-KNACKS
Small decorative items such as vases and picture frames
can get knocked over and fall onto pets’ heads. If you have a
rambunctious or curious pet, limit the number of items you keep
on shelves and tables.
COVER VENTS AND RADIATORS
Central heating registers and vents can be dangerous for smaller
animals, so make sure to cover them. If your apartment has a
radiator, put a cover over it to keep your four-legged friends from
LOCK UP HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Leaving medications, cosmetics or household cleaning products out
is a bad idea when you have pets. Always keep these items safely
stored in cabinets or closets when not in use.
COVER YOUR FURNITURE
Replacing furniture is a hassle, especially when you have a smaller
space. Pet-proof your couches and chairs with deterrent sprays or
cover them to prevent scratching and chewing.
GIVE THEM SPACE
Creating a little area especially for your pets may help discourage
them from getting into your belongings or hogging your furniture.
Set up a bed, scratching post or climber in one corner and your dog
or cat should be more content.
BE THE GATEKEEPER
If you just can’t keep your furry friends out of your bedroom, office
or other important areas, don’t be afraid to put up gates. Putting a
barrier across the door may be enough to discourage your pet from
invading your personal space.
PAY ATTENTION TO PLANTS
Potted plants are great for adding life to your house or apartment,
but do your research first. Some houseplants can be toxic to pets,
who may not be able to resist nibbling on them.
D O W N T O W N A PA R T M E N TC O M PA N Y. C O M
Choose Wisely. Live Stylishly.
Here are some tips for making your home or apartment safe for your favorite animals