Hidden Pet Dangers In Your Yard
Family pets play an important role in many of our lives. In fact, a lot of people treat their family pets almost like their children. You may be surprised to learn there are some aspects of your outdoor property that can be harmful to pets that spend time outdoors. We want to share these hidden dangers that you may not even realize can cause great harm to your pets.
Whether you have a pool or a pond, it is important to keep an eye on your pet while outdoors to ensure they remain safe and don’t jump or fall in the water and are not able to swim to safety. In addition, it is also important to check your property for any standing water that can be growing algae or may have come in contact with pesticides. Pets can become thirsty, especially in the heat we experience this time of year, and will not realize water can be harmful.
If you have any outdoor landscaping, it is important to be sure every plant and flower you have is safe for your outdoor pets. Animals have a habit of eating whatever is in their path, and eating a toxic plant or flower can be detrimental to their health. If you are unsure, contact your local nursery.
While fences may not be a problem for your pet, it is important to be mindful of any items that are placed next to your fence that can be used as a boost to jump over the fence. This is extremely important if you have a pet that is mischievous and likes to investigate outside the yard. Be sure to check any tables, chairs, playground equipment, sheds, and firepits.
Insects and other critters
It is impossible to know every insect, frog, or snake in your yard, but it is important to be on the lookout when you are outside. Certain animals and insects can be harmful to your pets if ingested.
Be sure to inspect your sprinkler systems regularly to ensure they have not been damaged by your pets.
If you need an irrigation system or your irrigation system needs maintenance, be sure to contact us for an appointment. At Challenger Irrigation, we are proud to serve the Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, or Citrus counties. We look forward to hearing from you soon!