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What a delicious house you have.

Dog–proofing your home.

Puppies chew because they’re teething, young dogs chew to settle their permanent teeth, and older dogs…well, they just chew. Actually, considering that your dog has an extra sense organ in its muzzle – the ‘Jacob’s organ’ – he can hardly be blamed for investigating everything he finds by putting his jaws around it.

However, the average home is anything but dog-proof. It’s possible that yours contains a lot of things that could be harmful to your dog if they take his fancy:

  • Electrical cords
  • Plastic or polystyrene food packaging
  • Knives, scissors, pins and other sharp objects
  • etergents and bleach, as well as rags and sponges saturated in chemicals
  • Children’s toys that could lodge in your dog’s throat
  • CDs and DVDs that shatter into sharp pieces
  • Poisonous houseplants like lilies, dieffenbachia, philodendrons and poinsettias

To prevent a tragic accident, take a look around your home from a dog’s point of view. Put the hazards way out of reach and fix the electrical cords flush against the wall. Equally important, make sure your dog also has enough interesting chew toys to keep his teeth out of trouble when the urge takes him.




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