How to Keep Your Dog Safe

It’s not just your home, yourself, and your family that you want to keep safe, but also your pet. If you have a dog, then you’ll know some of the challenges that come with owning such a curious and adventurous pet. Your dog getting out of your backyard or getting loose on a walk is a scary outcome that could be really dangerous for your pet. Let’s look at some tips for how you can keep your dog safe and sound.

Microchipping

You hope that your pet never goes missing, but in case they do, having them microchipped is essential for ensuring that they return home to you safely. A microchip is a minuscule RFID transmitter that is injected by a vet into the scruff of your dog’s neck; that loose bit of skin that their mothers use to pick them up when they’re puppies. They’ll barely feel it being inserted, especially if they’re distracted by attention or treats. You’ll then register the chip with a pet recovery database, such as AKC Reunite.

If someone finds your missing dog, they can take it to their local vet or animal shelter to have the chip scanned, which will bring up your information and allow you to be reunited.

Details on collar

As well as having your dog microchipped, printing a dog tag for their collar with your details listed can also help them come home to you. Someone could find your dog and see your phone number on the tag, for example, and call you to let you know that the dog is safe and arrange for it to be collected. You can also print your address on their tag if you feel comfortable doing so. Microchipping is still essential, though, as your dog may get loose of their collar, break the tags off, or escape from home when they’re not wearing their collar.

Secure backyard

If you have any holes or gaps in the perimeter of your backyard, such as in hedges or under fences, then make sure these are properly secured to prevent your dog from escaping. If you have a big, athletic dog, then make sure your fences are tall enough so that they can’t jump over, and make sure to discourage behaviors like digging that could help them escape.

Pet-friendly home security

Your home security system can keep your pet safe as well as you and your family, especially when it is home alone during the day while the whole family is at work and school. A monitored home security system will ensure that emergency help is sent to your home if the fire alarm is triggered, for example. It can also help to deter burglars from breaking in and potentially hurting your dog while you are out of the house. Make sure that your home security system is pet-friendly.

If you need any home security equipment or services to keep your home, family, and pets safe, then contact Carolina Alarm for our services around Winston Salem, Kernersville, High Point, Greensboro, and Mooresville.