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By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: General|

Inspect Your Fence!

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: General, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Please remember to check gates and fencing as sometimes they are left open or not properly secured by lawn care, heavy winds and other individuals entering the premises.  Consider attaching a sign that says “please close gate.”  You can also secure gates with bungee cords (which might be chewed), locks or clips.   This is also a good time to inspect fencing and to insure electronic containment is working properly and to mark it for landscapers. Check around your fencing to look for low areas where animals may have dug in or the ground has shifted around your fencing. If putting up or modifying fencing inspect it well to insure it is secured properly and how much space is visible from the fence to the ground. Consider adhering chicken wire fencing to the bottom.  Since some pets can scale or jump fencing don’t leave choke collars on dogs so they don’t get hung on fence.  Consider electronic containment or good tethering within fencing. Remember with just electronic containment you are containing your pet but not keeping others out.  Have a clear understanding of boundaries and what potential issues can arise with electronic fencing (deliveries, power outages, etc).  Check city ordinances [...]