It’s great to enjoy the company of our four legged friends, but there are a few things to keep in mind for the overall health of your home and your pet, especially when it comes to plumbing.
From puppies teething to animal anxiety and pet hair, there are many things that can affect the plumbing of your home, as well as keeping your animal safe from harmful objects and toxins. These easy suggestions will help keep you home and pet healthy. We would like to say thank you to Cure All Plumbing, a dog loving, plumbing company in Arizona, for writing in and suggesting we cover this topic. They have tended to many animal related plumbing problems and informed us that a few simple precautions can make a difference.
Key things to help keep your home pet proof and your dog safe.
- Strain Your Drain. Do you bathe your pooch in the tub or sink? Pet hair easily begins to build up and can quickly clog your drains. It’s important to get a drain strainer to collect pet hair from clogging your plumbing. *If you happen to use a chemical drain de-clogger (not recommended), be careful that your pets (dogs & cats) do not get into it. Close off the area you are de-clogging.
- Protect Your Pipes. Exposed PVC pipes can look like a fun thing to chew if you are a teething, bored or anxious pet. If you notice exposed pipes, providing a protector or barrier can save your pipes from becoming a chew toy, and any future headaches. Also watch for your dog digging in the back yard. A pipe that was once not expsed can easily become exposed!
- Toilet Lids Down. Many pets love lapping up toilet water. They may even drink out of the bowl unaware to you. Keeping the toilet lid down protects your pet from toxins and harsh chemicals used to clean your toilets. Residues left over from these cleaners can pose a threat to the health of your pet if ingested.
- Sprinkler System Security. Yep your loving pooch may also love a good chew on your irrigation system. So what can you do? Well you can bury the system, making it out of sight (just make sure it is not dug up), you can monitor all outdoor trips your dog makes (a bit of a headache), you could possibly keep them leashed from reaching the system, or you could invest in some doggie training.
Although the above suggestions are not guaranteed to keep our furry friends out of mishchief, these tips offer a few easy, preventative measures to apply to keep both your dog and your home your healthy. It is easy to overlook simple things that can turn into situations that can pose a threat to your animals health, create big disasters, as well as unwanted money spent.
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