Tips for Leaving Pets Home Alone

A lot of people have jobs these days and have to leave their pets at home for which a few tips for leaving pets home alone can be followed. While the pet knows that you are not at home, you can run errands and complete important work and return.


Most of the pets including dogs, cats, birds, etc act as if they were aloof and independent but interaction of humans is what they thrive on the most. A few things could be done if you are planning to keep the pet home alone. The pet gets a secure feeling if the radio is left on and will not get depressed or bored. Always keep a bowl of fresh water for the pet to drink and get refreshed. Food too could be left in a bowl for the pet.

If need be you could ask a friend or a neighbor to feed the pet during feeding time. Ensure there is adequate ventilation in the room where the pet is kept. If it is winter time then a provision for warm bedding, blankets, thermostat etc will need to be made. Windows have to be closed to prevent the pet from falling out. Better still ensure that there is a proper grill or mesh arrangement.

Gates and doors have to be closed. Chemicals, medicines, poisonous and sharp objects need to be kept out of reach. Toys for the pet can also be left in the room to keep it occupied. After returning home ensure that proper attention is paid to the dog. The tips for leaving pets home alone may mean a lot of work but it certainly ensures safety of the pet.

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