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Ways To Keep Pets Safe From Wildlife

In Cats, Dogs by Emotional Pet Support TeamLeave a Comment

You might love your pet to bits. That undying love comes with the hope of keeping your animal companion safe from all manner of harm, including wild animals. Aggressive outdoor animals may come into your property and seize the opportunity to attack your pet. So, here are three ways to help you keep your pet safe from aggressive wild animals.

  1. Know The Enemies

Knowledge can become one of your best weapons in keeping your pet cat, dog, or other animals you own from harm. Thus, don’t disregard the power of understanding common nuisance wildlife that may enter your property. 

Some of these nuisance animals that may pose a threat to your pet include:

  • Coyotes

Coyotes are a danger to humans and animals. These creatures have sharp claws and teeth, and are very territorial.

If you live in a locale where coyotes are relatively common to see roaming around the neighborhood, don’t leave your pets out in the yard at dawn or dusk. Sunrise and sunset tend to be the hunting times of these beasts. 

One bite from a coyote’s sharp teeth can send your poor pet to the animal hospital. 

  • Snakes

Snakes, mainly rattlesnakes, like to hide underneath tall grass. Your unsuspecting pet might go near this creature because of curiosity. But, the next moment might put you in shock as the snake can bite your poor pet. 

Also, be wary of venomous snakes that might roam your property. The poison of some snakes might need antivenom to remove it from the body of your pet. 

  • Deer

Deer tend to be docile animals, and they tend to run away at the first sign of danger. But, it doesn’t mean these beasts can’t cause harm to your pet. 

A buck from a deer’s powerful feet can send your poor cat or dog flying to the next yard. The deer can kick animals away if it senses danger, and your pet might bark or hiss to protect their territory. 

Knowing the potential enemies of your pets might only be half the battle in trying to protect your animal household member from harm. Now that you know the possible wild animals roaming your vicinity, you should know a bit more about how to safeguard your pet from potential attacks. 

  1. Install A Sturdy Fence

Some pets like to play around the yard. Indoors can be excellent places of comfort. But, your pet cat or dog might need to stretch all four of their legs by walking, running, or jumping in the lawn. 

However, leaving your property unsecured can open your pet up to numerous opportunities for receiving attacks from aggressive wild animals. This concern heightens if you live in an area with a forest nearby. 

Bears, coyotes, wolves, raccoons, and other wild animals that eat your pet’s food can go outside the forest, hoping to find food in your property. Your cat or dog might try to protect their family and territory, but wild animals can be more adept in fights and survival instincts. 

So, install a sturdy fence around the perimeter to help protect your pet from potential attacks from aggressive wild animals. Tall fences might be an excellent solution if your neighborhood reports sightings of agile or large animals in the vicinity. 

  1. Keep Your Pet Leashed
hands of owner take the dog on a leash
the owners hands fasten a naughty dog on a leash

Always remember the adage, “Curiosity killed the cat.” Always keep that saying in mind, especially when you’re out  and about with your pet. 

Curiosity can be a beautiful thing for pets, like cats and dogs. Sniffing around bushes and playing with twigs are sights of joy for pet owners. But, being curious can become a double-edged sword as your animal companion can wander off into the wilderness where savage animals are lying in wait. 

So, keep your pet on a leash, especially when you’re going on an outdoor trip. Camping with a dog or cat means you need to take extra precautionary measures to ensure the safety of your furry four-legged family member. 

The leash allows the pet to stay in place while ensuring that you have complete control over the animal’s movement. So, if your cat or dog wants to walk around, you can do a light tug on the leash to signify that you need to stay at the campsite. Otherwise, hold the leash while you and your pet walk around the area.  

Keep Your Pet Safe Always!
Remember to know the possible wild animals that may come into your property for you to apply the necessary measures to keep your pet away from harm. Also, install a fence around the property, and keep your pet leashed during outdoor trips. Follow these tips to ensure your animal companion stays out of harm’s way at all times.

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