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10 Tips To Make Your Yard Safer For Your Dog or Cat This Spring

10 Tips To Make Your Yard Safer For Your Dog or Cat This Spring

Dog Yard Safety

The weather is certainly beginning to feel a lot like summer. As we all start spending more time outside, it is important to make sure that your yard is safe for your dog or cat after the winter.  Make no mistake, your pet is excited to get outside and get exploring after months of being confined indoors. It’s up to you as the responsible owner to make sure that when they do venture out, they will be safe and have a fun time playing and carrying on. Jet Pet Resort has put together this brief list for you to help you make sure that your yard is safe for your dog or cat after the winter.

10 Tips To Make Your Yard Safer For Your Dog or Cat This Spring

1) Clear The Winter Debris

– Take time to clear any accumulated debris and garbage that may pose hazards.

2) Keep The Lawn Clean

– Maintain a close-cut lawn for quick visual inspection of any potential hazards such as broken glass.

3) Inspect And Repair Deck Lattice

– Your pet can get stuck in the openings under your deck and possibly be strangled.

4) Inspect and Repair Fences or Gates

– Your dog or cat can run away if they find openings in damaged fences or gates. They can also get hurt or strangled if they get stuck.

5) Use Safe Fertilizer

– Cocoa bean shell mulch fertilizer and other types can cause serious illness.

6) Clean Away Algae

– Algae can be found in ponds or other bodies of still water; certain forms can be toxic.

7) Properly Store and Clean away any Spilled Coolant

– some types of coolant products contain ethylene glycol, which is highly toxic to dogs and cats, even in small amounts.

8) Cover Compost

(particularly if mouldy) – Compost can be a source of dangerous pathogens, which can seriously harm or kill pets – even in small amounts.

9) Properly Store and Clean away any spilled gasoline, oil and/or pesticides

– All contain chemicals that may cause serious illness depending on the circumstances of exposure.

10) Caution Around The Fire Pit/Grill

– Flames can result in serious burns and ashes can cause illness if ingested. Use caution when in use, and clean when not.

Dog playing in backyard

This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a great starting point. With a little hard work and some common sense, your dog or cat can spend all summer enjoying the yard, and you can let them enjoy it worry free!


Jet Pet’s Indoor & Outdoor Play Yard

At Jet Pet Resort we have our own outside play yard and our own indoor courtyard which we monitor daily. We are always conscious of potential hazards and work tirelessly to maintain our high-level safety for your pet. We are Canada’s first and only chemical and scent-free boarding facility – so there are never any dangerous materials to spill. And because of our extensive daily cleaning routine, our facility is always free of mould, algae, or anything else that can potentially harm a pet. There is a very simple reason why people choose to keep their pets with us, it’s called trust.

Outdoor dog play area by Jet Pet Resort



Also, read our 10 winter safety tips for your pet.

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