If you are just like half of the other Americans, then we are pretty sure life doesn’t complete without a furry, fishy or feathery companion. The APPA (American Pet Products Association) graphed pet owners and discovered that 60 million families own dogs, 46.1 million own cats, 16 million own fish, and 8 million own birds. Another 15 million own pets such as lizards, rabbits, horses, or small animals.

Millions of people love and care for their pets as much as you do. Also, the APPA found a rise in the humanization of pets, with possessors “nourishing their pets as they do themselves, providing their pets with vitamins/other supplements, and buying delicacies for their pets.”

We know how important it is for you to keep your pets safe and it is probably more important than feeding treats, so we have provided our best home security tips to keep your furry friends protected.

Keep Them Close And Safe
You can only protect your furry friend physically if they stay inside a chosen safe area. Be it a kennel, the basement, the backyard or anyplace inside the walls of your home; you have got to ensure your pets can’t escape and fall prey to a host of risks out of your control.
Guinea pig, hamster, fish and lizard owners don’t have to worry much since those pets have a habit of staying in their cages. Keep the cage locked while you are away, and keep a close eye on them when you do let them out. Dogs and cats, however, are more inclined to escape, and their owners should plan accordingly. A mobile video surveillance camera installed inside and outside of the house will keep an eye on your canine buddy and tell you about their activity.

Remove Physical Hazards
Does your pup fall down the stairs? Does your cat get twisted in the strings of the blinds? Watch your pet’s behaviors and take safety measures to counter whatever that might be hazardous if you are not home for their rescue.

If you are not sure what else could be unsafe for your pet, then we warn against choking dangers such as “small batteries, buttons, twist ties, and rubber bands. In the bathroom, keep cotton swabs, hairpins, and dental floss out of access of your pet.” Even when allowing your pet in the backyard keep a watch out for hidden pet poisons together with cocoa mulch, some other house plants, and ice melt.

Don’t Take Food for Granted
Trust us when we say your pets are interested in your food more than theirs, and they will try to get their paws on it. You might think to share your food with your pet is a great favor, but honestly, you’re doing more harm than good.

Research has provided a broad list of foods that threaten your pet to help further you protect them. You possibly know to dodge chocolate and coffee grounds, but what about mushrooms, grapes or tomato stems? Keep your furry buddy safe by keeping your foods away from their reach.

Enlist Assistance
Pets are worth keeping safe, and so is your peace of mind. A best home monitoring system with video live feed or a pet monitoring system lets you keep a watch on your pet while you’re away. You can even get remote access into your home through your phone or computer—thanks to a pet monitoring camera, live video stream, and phone app—to keep a check on your pet’s activities during the day and send help to your home-based if needed.

A pet is the best companion, and it does a lot for you, it snuggles you when you are tired and gives something to talk about with your friends, helps teach your kids about responsibility and diverts you from the pressure of daily life.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Harris

A security specialist

I love acknowledging about home security alarm systems and home safety products for the sake of better good to as many people as I can. Blogs and articles that I have written serve the #1 goal: Help to protect by literally spreading the word.