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A Safe Home for Your Pets

by Anaita Tarapore ® 09/29/2019

Do you have a dog or a cat that you absolutely love? Well, you are not alone. More people than you would imagine actually identify their pets as their best friends. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think of Twinkles as your best friend, you still want her to be safe at your home. Here are a couple of simple ideas that you can carry out to make your home safer and less injurious for your pets. 

  1. Make sure your indoor plants are safe for pets. Plants like aloe vera, ivies and amaryllis are quite toxic for dogs. Lilies have also been shown to cause liver failure in kittens. If you are considering getting a newly potted plant, you might want to ask your vet if it’s safe for your pets before you decide to bring it home.
  2. Keep all chemicals behind closed doors. It’s not uncommon to find all kinds of chemicals in the house – antifreeze, rodenticides, cleaning products, fertilizers, etc. Remember that pets are by nature rather curious creatures, so make sure all your chemicals are safely stored away behind a closed cupboard, far away from the reach of your pets.
  3. Keep your trash cans tightly covered. And if it’s possible, keep them outside your home, and if that’s not possible, in a locked cabinet. The trash is usually full of discarded food, small pieces of trash and other waste products that you might not consider dangerous but may be very harmful to your pets.
  4. Keep your toilet lids down. Small animals have been known to drown in the toilet or poisoned by drinking chemically contaminated water from there. 
  5. Keep your windows properly shut. This is very important, especially if you live in a high rise. If you have to open your windows, you should install a sturdy and robust window screen. Don’t count on the window bars alone; cats can fit through them and dogs can easily open them.
  6. Don’t leave food or drinks out in the open. Always try to keep food and other edibles out of the reach of your pets. What you may consider a gourmet dish may turn out to be toxic for Tiger. Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. Caffeine and chocolate are also lethal too. Milk and dairy products can cause indigestion in animals too. For a more comprehensive list of dangerous foods for pets, see the ASPCA website.

When you’re shopping for a new home, make sure to tell your real estate about your pet needs, they can help you find the most pet-friendly properties.

About the Author

Anaita Tarapore ®

While every agent will promise to sell your home, the reality of the real estate market today is that, this simply doesn't always happen.  Needless to say, this is highly frustrating to a home seller like you.  

Well I set myself apart from most agents by being accountable to you. 

In other words, I promise to sell your home within a time period and a price Acceptable to You or I will sell it for FREE! *

If your home is on the market for longer than the time we agree to, I will continue to market it aggressively but charge you zero commission as the listing agent. Co-operating Brokerage fee still applies.  

As you can see, I put my money where my mouth is.  Instead of making you empty promises, I give you a written assurance of performance and if I don't live up to this agreement, you pay me no commission.  I’m taking all the risk so you don't have to, and this gives my many clients much greater peace of mind in the home selling process.  

* Agent and seller must agree on price. Cooperating broker fee still applies. All commissions are negotiable

NJAR Circle of Excellence 2004-2018

Over $180M SOLD volume since 2004

Your Home SOLD in 60 Days at a Price Acceptable to you or I will SELL if for Free* 
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* Agent & Seller must agree on price. Cooperating broker fees applies. Call to discuss terms and conditions. In NJ all commissions are negotiable