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Puppy Proof Your Home
Here are some suggestions to help you puppy proof your home:
1. Smokers be sure to place your cigerette butts in an ash tray where the puppy can't get to them. If eaten, cigarette butts can lead to nicotine poisoning.
2. Secure electrical cords to baseboards or make them inaccessible. If your puppy chews on them, it can suffer electric shock burns and may even die.
3. Never burn candles within a pups reach. The flame will attract them.
4. Keep medication bottles out of the puppy's way. Childproof containers are not enough when a pup is involved.
5. Always keep the toilet lid down if you use toilet bowl cleaners. They are often strongly alkaline and tempting for the puppy to drink.
6. Keep cellar doors and upper story windows closed. A curious puppy is as vulnerable as a young child.
7. Don't invite other pets to your house until your puppy is fully vaccinated. A puppy's resistance to infection is lower than an adult dog's until about 16 weeks of age.
8. Dispose of chicken or turkey bones in a puppy proof manner. Puppies like these bones and will search through the trash to get them. These bones can splinter and be life-threatening to the pup chewing them.
9. Don't leave needles or pins out where the puppy can get to them. They often swallow them.
10. Be certain anti-freeze is out of reach and any drippings are cleaned up completely. All dogs are attracted to its scent. Anti-freeze is highly toxic.
11. Use pesticides and rodent poisons with caution. Hanging strips, fly paper and other exposed toxins must be kept out of reach.
12. Keep your puppy away from toxic plants. Rhododendron, Japanese yew, and lily of the valley, as well as peach and cherry pits, can all cause problems if eaten.
Always remember to puppy proof the area your puppy will be in when it is not supervised. A great way to accomplish this is Crate training.
Mother and pup together
Mother and pup.