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Common Households Threats Endangering Your Pet's Health

Common Households Threats Endangering Your Pet's Health 0

Whether you have dogs, cats, reptiles, or other animal babies, taking care of them and ensuring their safety is of vital importance. No matter if it is in your home, or you finally decided to have a pet friendly office, it is vital that you keep them safe.

Pest Control

If you have bugs or rodents infesting your home, you may have employed some pest control methods to eliminate them from your property. However, these methods could be fatal for your beloved pets. Researching methods that are safe for pets, and will keep them safe is vital. When you're hiring a company to take charge of pest control, you should let them know that you need methods that are safe for the animals living in your house.

Cleaning Supplies

Many common cleaning products are linked to allergies and other health threats. Using cleaning products that are animal-friendly can help to eliminate this problem. Still, though, you should make sure that your pets aren't getting near the cleaning products. For example, even if the cleaning materials are deemed safe for households with animals, this label doesn't mean that your pets should lick the substance or get it on their skin.

Garbage Cans

You might think that the only issue a garbage can could cause is a mess if the dogs or cats knock it over. However, think about all of the items that you throw out. After a chicken dinner, the garbage can likely have bones in it, which could become a choking hazard if your pets get into the food. To store your waste safely, you should keep the can in a locked cabinet, and do everything you can to pet proof your trash.

Drawers And Cabinets

If you have cats that like to climb on the counters, they might open up the drawers. A curious cat inside of a drawer might seem amusing to you, but you should consider what you keep in the drawers. If your cat gets into a drawer with sharp, or gets themselves stuck in a cabinet it could be a headache, or worse.


Some pets will chew on any items that are out in the open. Virtually all buildings have wires in them, but you need to make sure that your pets cannot get to these wires. A storage unit or a baby gate can keep pets away from the cables, which can present dangers associated with both choking and electrocution. Do your best to ensure your pets stay safe around electricity.

While you don't want to start feeling terrified every time that you leave your home, you need to take steps to make your house healthier for your pets. Doing so can provide you with peace of mind.

6 New Puppy Essentials

6 New Puppy Essentials 0

You’ve just found your new best friend, and now you’re ready to welcome them home. Shopping for a puppy is a fun way to show how much you already love them. Make sure you don’t forget anything by using our handy checklist as a guide.

  1. Bed. Welcome your new friend with a warm and cozy bed from Harry Barker to make them feel at home right away. You can choose between plush dog beds and dog bedrolls that come in a variety of shapes and stylish prints and are constructed from durable materials.
harry barker bed
  1. Collar and Leash. Now that your puppy is part of your family, make sure everyone knows it with one of our lightweight, durable and comfortable collars. Find the perfect fit and style at the Mission Pets website or look for some other options at Harry Barker. Of course you will also want to pick out a matching leash for your walks around the neighborhood.


dog collar

  1. Dog Tag. We know that puppies sometimes like to bolt off when we unhook their leashes. Once you have a collar, don’t forget a customizable dog tag with your pet’s name and your contact info to help them get back home in case they get lost.

  1. Puppy Sized Clothes. Like any dogs, puppies want to look and feel good. That's why a number of our dresses and sweaters come in S and XS sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your young pooch.

mission pets dress

  1. Food and Water Bowls. Don’t forget mealtime! We feature a variety of different materials and designs so you can make sure your pup’s dinnerware is pleasing to the eye and will match your home decor.

food and water bowls from harry barker

  1. Toys. Puppies love playtime. That's why we include toys on our puppy essentials checklist. There is a wide range of toys to choose from: balls, plush toys, rope toys and so much more. At this stage, your puppy should at least have a chew toy that will satisfy the need to gnaw.

pets toys