When you’re relaxing on a lounge chair on your patio, deck, or lawn, it’s likely your pet isn’t far behind. At the same time, it’s important to keep in mind the type of environment your backyard provides for your pets and to be cautious about the plants, decorations, and other items they have access to.
There are a number of plants that can be harmful to pets. Keep your yard safe for your pet by planting only pet-friendly items in your garden, and use only pet-safe weed killers.
A place of their own
As much as pets like to be with their owners, they also appreciate their own space. Create a special place just for your pet, be it a doghouse, a patch of soft mulch, or a fenced-in area that can serve as a playground.
Many pets like to dig in gardens and flower beds. Although fences can help deter this behavior, some pets will also
try to dig around fences. To pet proof your fence, try making sure the bottom is at least 1-2 feet below the surface.
Make sure your pet has access to adequate food and water while enjoying the outdoors. Create a feeding station, and consider setting up a shallow baby pool for cooling off. Another great idea: make some pet-friendly frozen treats for hotter days.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to keep your pet safe while they spend time in the yard. Walk the perimeter every so often to check for weak spots in the fence, newly grown weeds that could be harmful if consumed, and anything else that might cause injury.