While you may love the look of your yard, chances are, your pets might not feel the same. Your backyard should be a safe environment for all, including your furry family members.
Take the time to create a secure and safe environment for your beloved pets. For many, backyard safety for pets applies to their dogs, while those with outdoor cats should be aware of the potential dangers in their yard. If you’re ready to create a safer yard for all, see a few helpful backyard safety tips.
One of the first things any pet owner should do is install a fence in your backyard. There are many instances of families losing their beloved dog or cat, simply because they ran away. You can avoid this by installing a fence that keeps them inside the yard at all times. While any fence will do, be sure your pet can’t climb up and over, like with a chain link fence. A wood privacy fence is your best bet for a pet safe yard.
Pet Safe Weed Killers
Every year, new weeds tend to sprout up in the yard. Of course, you’ll want to do whatever it takes to get rid of them. However, you must consider your pet when choosing a weed control solution. Weed killers can have negative effects on your pets such as vomiting or even long-term damages if infested. If you’re concerned about choosing the right pet safe solution for your cat or dog, it’s best to contact a landscaping pro who can help, especially for stubborn weeds.
Of course, if you’re looking to get rid of a few pesky weeds, there are some natural DIY solutions you can try that won’t harm your pet. Here are a few ideas:
- Pour boiling water over the weed.
- Use salt in pavement and cracks where weeds grow.
- Spray the weed with vinegar. This may take a few applications
Your pets are a part of the family, so it only makes sense that they enjoy your backyard just as much as you do. Take the steps to create a safe yard for them and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits together. If you have any questions about the safety of your pet or using a new product, always consult your veterinarian.