9 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe When You Are Not Home

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If you’re like us, your pets are part of your family. You want them to be safe while you are gone, especially while you’re at work.

Here are 9 great ways you can improve the safety of your pets while you are away:

1. Install an Alarm System

Most pet owners have fears about what will happen to their pets in the event of a home break in.

Install a home alarm system. Not only have alarm systems proven to deter burglars, they can notify you via a text alert if a break in is happening at your home.

Technology has also advanced to the point where pets won’t cause false alarms. Get an alarm system.

2. Install Home Security Cameras

An indoor security camera allows you to check in and see what’s happening in your home in real time from your smart phone. With home security cameras, you can check in on your pets any time you’d like.

Want to see what they’re doing while you are at work? Simply look in. Is the pet sitter you hired on the job and treating your pets properly? Simply look at your phone and see what’s happening. Think you have a break in? Look on your phone.

You can even get a two-way voice system installed that allows you to talk to your pets and people inside your home.

3. Have a Comfortable Temperature

Make sure you have the right temperature in the home for your pets. In the extreme heat of summer or cold in winter, make sure the temperature inside your home is right for your pet. You can even contact us and we’ll show you how to remotely control the temperature in your home from your smart phone.

4. Get a GPS Tracker Collar

These collars allow you to pinpoint the exact location of your pet. Some can even send an alert should your pet leave a pre-determined area. Here’s a list of the top 13 GPS pet trackers for 2017.

5. Install Monitored Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Most common smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors make an audible noise inside the home. It’s simply intended to alert the occupants of the home of danger so they can leave and summon authorities.

You’ve probably already figured out that does your pet absolutely no good. They can’t leave in the event of a fire or poisonous gas incident and they can’t summon help.

That’s why you need monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Not only do these detectors make a loud audible noise at your home, they are also monitored by our company. In the event of smoke or carbon monoxide, with monitored detectors we can dispatch the fire department and you for response.

And if your alarm is controlled through your smartphone, you’ll get an immediate alert. Back that up with in home cameras, and you’ll able to see and respond quickly and effectively.

6. Get a Good Pet Sitter.

A responsible pet sitter is a great safety option for pets, especially while you are away on a trip. Find reputable pet sitters through the Central Ohio Professional Pet Sitters Network, through online reviews sites or sites like NextDoor.com, or through a referral from your local vet.

7. Install a Pet Door with “Pet Smart Sensors”

A pet door will allow most pets to escape the home in the event of fire. It’s their only way out. You do however want to install “pet smart sensors” on or around the door to distinguish between your pet and an intruder.

8. Plenty of Food and Water

A big part of pet safety is pet health. Make sure your pet has plenty of food and fresh water before leaving them alone for any length of time. Food and water are the keys to their good health. Here is a neat list of 14 ways to keep your dog busy while you are at work.

9. Keep Dangerous Items Out of Reach

Keep paints, cleaning supplies, medicines, electrical cords and other hazards out of reach of your pet. Put glasses away so a pet doesn’t knock one over and break it, causing another potential hazard. Here’s an excellent guide from the American Humane Society about pet-proofing your home.

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