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Tips for Making Your Home Pet Friendly and Pet Safe

by Mina Kuper 05/08/2022

Pets can fill your home with joy and provide you with unconditional love and companionship. However, they can also end up getting into trouble or being mischievous at times, which is why it's important to make your home as safe as possible. You can turn your home into a more pet-friendly place with the following tips.

Keep Hazardous Items Out of Reach

Cleaning products, medications and other items can be dangerous for pets to ingest. Go through your home, and make sure these items are stored in a place your pets can't reach. You can even put childproof latches on cabinet doors to prevent curious dogs or cats from being able to open them.

Cover or Hide Cords and Wires

Some pets might play with or chew cords and wires they find lying around your home, which can lead to electric shocks and burns. Place cords and wires out of sight and out of reach to prevent this from happening.

Secure Your Trash Cans

Pets shouldn't be able to knock over or get into your trash cans. Doing so can cause a mess, but it also makes it easy for your pets to eat something that could harm them. Make sure your kitchen trash can has a secure lid, or store your can in a closed cabinet.

Store All Food

Don't leave food out on counters or on the table when you have pets. Some pets can jump onto these surfaces to reach food, while others are tall enough to easily grab food items left out. Store all food in your pantry, fridge or cabinets, so your pets can't get any. This helps prevent your pets from consuming foods that could make them sick, such as chocolate and grapes, which can harm dogs.

Choose Houseplants Carefully

Some houseplants are toxic to dogs, cats or both, so choose these wisely. Research any houseplants you want to bring home first to make sure they're safe for your pets. When you do have houseplants around, put them in places your pets can't easily reach. Keep in mind you can decorate with silk

About the Author
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Mina Kuper

Growing up in New York Mina Kuper had dreams of owning real estate, but never thought she might actually become a respected leader in the real estate industry someday. You cannot always predict where or when you will discover what you are meant to do in life!  

Mina was taught at an early age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it. Her parents came from Eastern Europe and had to learn how to excel to help others. She followed their example, making a point of working hard at everything she did.   

Never wavering in her resolve to become the best version of herself with each career move, she worked her way up from launching a Rental Department in a startup Real Estate office to becoming a successful New York Real Estate Broker. In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles where she became a California Real Estate Agent. Mina is a licensed real estate agent in Arizona.

As her career advanced, Mina found her stride working with multiunit, commercial,1031 exchange, and single-family properties, divorcing couples, trusts, and probate real estate – In addition, she has earned a Certification in Trust and Probate Real Estate and completed speaking engagements on Negotiation at area law schools. Her expertise in all these areas has not only set her apart from other agents but has also proven to be a real benefit for her clients. Mina donates a portion of her proceeds to animals and children causes. They don’t have a voice but she does.