Once you’ve picked out the perfect Cavapoo, it’s important that you get your home ready for their arrival. In addition to all of the bedding, toys, and food, you’re going to need to puppy proof your home.
Cavapoos are curious dogs, and they can stick their nose into a lot of hazardous places. It’s important that you keep your home safe for you Cavapoo, especially while they’re young.
Here are some easy steps you can take to make sure that your home is ready to welcome your Cavapoo puppy.
Most Cavapoos are going to spend a lot of time indoors, so you’re going to need to make sure that they are safe. Here are some of the common hazards for Cavapoos inside the house.
1. Cleaning supplies
Cleaning supplies are one of the most common hazards for puppies. Many people store cleaning supplies beneath the sink, and their dogs can be exposed to them by nudging open the cabinet.
Protect your Cavapoo by storing any cleaning supplies in locked cabinets, preferably out of their reach.
2. Potted plants
Potted plants may not seem like much of a hazard. But heavy pots can do a lot of damage to a puppy. Keep your Cavapoo safe by making sure that all plants are secure and won’t fall if your dog runs into them.
Some indoor plants may also be toxic to dogs. Cavapoo puppies like to taste just about anything, so keep them safe by removing any toxic plants. If you’re not sure if a plant is toxic, play it safe and keep it out of reach of your Cavapoo.
3. Loose change and objects
Cavapoo puppies will eat just about anything, including loose change. Try to keep all change in a jar that is out of reach of your dog. And don’t leave change sitting on the counter, as it will often roll onto the floor. Small spare objects should also be kept in a drawer, so that they don’t find their way into your Cavapoo’s mouth.
Make sure that any jewelry is properly stored out of the reach of your Cavapoo. They may be attracted by the shine of the jewelry and eat it. This can cause choking, or the jewelry may get stuck in their digestive tract.
Medication is a big danger for Cavapoos, and can cause serious health issues. Keep all medication locked away in a cabinet. Don’t leave it sitting on the counter, as the bottle could roll onto the floor.
Human food should be kept to the humans. Make sure that all of your food is stored in a pantry or cabinet that your Cavapoo can’t sneak into. Also keep their dog food in a sealed container that they can’t nudge open.
Most dog owners have seen what happens when their dog gets into the garbage. Use a baby lock to keep your nosy Cavapoo out of the garbage. You can also use a garbage can that has a latch that will prevent your puppy from getting to the trash.
Cavapoos like to wander into the strangest places. Make sure that they don’t accidentally find their way into your fireplace. Screen off any fireplaces to protect them from fire and charcoal.
Cavapoo’s can also be exposed to a lot of hazards when they run around outside. Here are some common outdoor hazards for Cavapoos.
1. Gardening products and tools
Make sure that all gardening products are properly stored, including fertilizer. Also keep all gardening tools stored, as these can be dangerous if your Cavapoo runs into them.
If you’ve recently repainted your house, make sure there are no paint cans lying around outside. Also check for paint chips that may be lying on the ground, as these can be toxic for your Cavapoo.
3. Pool products
Pool products such as chlorine can be highly toxic for your Cavapoo. Keep all of these supplies locked away so that there is no chance that your Cavapoo finds them by accident.
Also make sure that your pool is closed when you are not around to watch your Cavapoo, as they can fall in and drown.
4. Nails and sharp objects
Make sure that your yard is clear of any nails or other sharp objects, especially if you’ve recently had construction done on your house. Check your lawn carefully, so that your dog can’t step or swallow on anything dangerous.
5. Extermination products
These products, as you might imagine, are extremely dangerous for dogs. Keep any extermination products, such as insecticides, locked away so that your Cavapoo can’t reach them.
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