Video:How to Puppy-Proof the Kitchenwith Kate Senisi
Puppy-proofing a kitchen is imperative since kitchens can pose all sorts of dangerous hazards for puppies. Get some tips on puppy-proofing your kitchen to avoid any emergency visits to the vet in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Puppy-Proof the Kitchen
Hi, I'm Kate Senisi from School for the Dogs in New York City. I'm here for about.com to talk to you about puppy proofing your kitchen.
How to Puppy Proof Your Kitchen
Kitchens can present a unique set of dangers for your puppy. So, you want to make that they're only in there when they're supervised. A great way to do this is to install a baby gate like this. Or, if you have a door on your kitchen, to just keep the door closed unless you're in there supervising your puppy.
You want to make sure to pick up any food items that may be left on the floor. This is just a harmless piece of dried apricot but something like an onion or a piece of avocado could be toxic to your puppy. So, you want to make sure you pick everything like that off of the ground.
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Moving over here, you want to make sure anything that could be within reach of your puppy, something like this glass could really be dangerous, if it's broken and knocked over and broken. You want to put that out of reach. Cords, definitely, could be seen as chew toys so you want to make sure that could be picked up and tucked away. Just like this. A basket, with these wooden toys, I would definitely remove. These look like dog toys to me. I would be very interested in them if I were a puppy. So, I'm going to put that out of reach.
Magnets, can also present a danger if it's within reach of the puppies. Make sure you move this up here and out of reach. We don't want the puppy to ingest that if they are able to knock it over. Garbage, you want to make sure garbage is always tucked in securely in the trash bin, like this. Obviously, your puppy getting into the garbage could be disastrous. Not only messy but they could possibly ingest something that may be harmful to them or possibly cut their mouth on something that's broken in there.
So, that's a little bit about puppy0proofing your kitchen. For more information, visit about.com.