How to Keep Pets Away From the Dangers of Electricity

Those who own pets know it takes a bit of extra effort to keep them safe, healthy, and comfortable at all times. Safeguarding our furry (or not so furry) friends from dangers like exposed electrical cables, wires, and other potentially hazardous items in the home is one of the top worries for pet owners.

There are many precautions we can take to ensure that everyday activities don’t endanger indoor pets, whether you’ve left your phone plugged in to charge or turned on the washing machine to complete a load of laundry. Below are some quick techniques to keep pets away from electrical cables.


Unplugging electrical cords while not in use is one of the most simple and efficient ways to ensure that you can protect cables from pets. As dog and cat owners know, it can often be impossible to prevent your pet from accessing these items in your home. As a result, your best option is to make sure that their health and safety are safeguarded by lowering the risk of an electric shock. Removing cords and thus eliminating access to electricity when you’re not using an appliance, watching television, or charging your phone helps your pets stay safe.


This one might seem like a bit of an effort, but teaching your pet to avoid potentially harmful objects will be worthwhile in the long run. You can easily begin by explaining to your pet that specific rooms of the house, such as the laundry room or home theatre, are off-limits. Speak to your vet or animal specialist to find out what could work for you as an entry deterrent for your pet. Smaller animals, like rabbits, can also be trained to avoid potentially dangerous rooms.

It’s also important to bear in mind that boredom is one of the primary triggers for pets to misbehave, so make sure they have toys to play with when you’re not home. Having plenty of chewable treats and toys on hand is likely to lower the chance that they’ll wind up chewing on wires and cords.


Do you have a pet water fountain or electric feeder? To protect your furry pals, you must pay special attention to the quality of these products. We advise making an investment in a reliable feeder or water source that will keep your pet safe. Cheap feeders and water bowls, particularly a water fountain, may create a safety issue when plugged in.


Making a safe zone in your house that is clear of electrical outlets and cords is a great way to keep your mind at ease. You can then quickly and simply put your pets in the safe zone as needed. Having a dedicated electrical-free area (if possible) is an excellent alternative for times when you are not home to monitor your pet or if they are left inside alone. A win-win scenario where both your pets and your house are protected from potential risks like electric shock, fires, or damaged cables.

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