The Top 3 Priorities On Getting Your Garden Pet Ready

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Everyone loves to get a new pet; they instantly become a new member of the family! Pets depend on their owners, so ensuring the ­­safety of your pet should be a top priority. Pet owners need to make sure that every aspect of a dogs lifestyle is catered for and your home is a safe environment for your pet to enjoy.

The garden is the main place where your pet will potentially spend a lot of their time. Pet owners often leave their pets alone when they are let out into the garden, so guaranteeing there safety whilst you are not able to watch them involves a few precautions on behalf of the owner.

Here are the top three priorities that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure that your garden is pet ready;

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1. Lungworm

Lungworm is a parasite carried by snails and slugs. Pets enjoy exploring nature and if ingested lungworm can be transmitted onto your pet. The signs that usually occur in dogs include a change of behavior, poor blood clotting, general sickness and sometimes a breathing problem. If signs of lungworm are found on your pet quickly, vets can treat the issue. Vets also recommend further treatments for future prevention.

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To reduce the risk of lungworm check your garden for snails and slugs regularly and use pet friendly repellants to decrease the chance of snails and slugs returning.

For more information on lungworm visit Be Lungworm Aware.


2. Plants

Plants can be a hazardous problem for your pet. Some plants can be very poisonous to dogs so it’s best to ensure that you can significantly reduce the chances of your dog being poisoned by plants in your back garden.

Even something as common as an apple could be fatal to your pet, so an understanding of all poisonous plants, fruits and vegetables that could grow in your garden is key to ensuring your pets safety.

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You are able to find a full list of toxic plants online, which will help you to identify any high-risk plants in your garden.

To prevent toxins being ingested by your pets, owners can either simply remove the plants or relocate the plants to somewhere where your pet would not be able to reach them. Another option would be to fence of the specific area, which is at high risk to your pet.

3. Fencing

Although it might seem an obvious hazard that could affect your pet whilst in the garden, a lot of people do not check their garden fencing before allowing their pet to wonder around. If your house is situated near a road then securing your garden is the most fundamental part of preparing your house for a pet. Road accidents unfortunately make up for a large percentage of pet deaths; even living in the secluded countryside could potentially be hazardous if the fencing is not secure.

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Pets are curious creatures and some would not stop at the opportunity to explore their surroundings beyond their fence. This could result them getting lost or stolen. Garden fence panel providers are great in offering expert advice and assistance to find the best suited fencing for your garden.

Make sure that your garden is secure and safe to help prevent any of the above from occurring. Your garden may include a lot of hazards that you’ve never had to think about before getting a new pet. Ensure that you credit these steps in order to get your garden pet ready.

Four Seasons Fencing are a supplier, installer and manufacturer of both metal and timber fencing based in Kent. Their experience and dedication in everything they do mean that they can provide expert knowledge and advice in all areas of fencing. If you have recently bought a pet or are planning to buy a pet for you and your family and would like to discuss fencing options for your garden please visit the Four Seasons Fencing website.

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