Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe When You’re Not Home – Northway Veterinary Hospital Emergency & Specialty Services

5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe When You’re Not Home

Pets are part of the family and it’s important as a pet owner to be able to keep them safe at all times, most especially when you are not home with them.

Here are some useful tips to help you keep your furry friends secure, safe, and happy when you are off to work or away from the house:

Find a reliable pet sitter

Yes, you read that right. If your pet is too young or already old, it’ll be a challenge to leave him alone at home. The best way to keep him safe while you are out is to find a responsible pet sitter to be there in the meantime. This way, you won’t have to worry too much and are assured that your pet it being taken care of.

Leave supplies and food for your pets

Before leaving, you should prepare enough water and food for your pet so you know he can access it any time he wants to. Our pets get hungry and thirsty throughout the day and can become anxious if they aren’t fed.

Install security cameras in your house

Video surveillance with remove video access can be helpful so you can log in and check on your pets from wherever you are. You won’t have to worry because you can easily access the cameras through your smartphone or tablet and be assured that your pets are safe and healthy while you’re at work.

Prepare safe toys to keep your pets entertained

Just like us, our pets can also get bored if left alone. It’s important to make sure they have safe play toys around to keep them entertained while you’re gone. Remember, we don’t want them chewing apart a basket, socks, or even their doggie bed.

Keep harmful items out of reach

Don’t forget to remove items like glass, chemicals, medicines, paint’s, and even potential poisonous plants within your pet’s reach. Keep toilets, heating and air vents, and garbage cans also covered while you’re out.


These are just some helpful tips to keep your fur babies at home safe while you’re away. Hopefully, nothing would go amiss but if you run into problems, don’t worry. Northway Veterinary Hospital is here to help.

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Northway Animal Emergency Clinic is currently closed

The Northway Animal Emergency Clinic is currently closed to incoming emergencies due to recent COVID 19 positive exposures. We plan to reopen on Monday, January 18th at 7 am. If you need medical assistance for your pet please call your local veterinary office or one of the following 24-hour hospitals Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists - 802-863-2387 Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital - 518-785-1094 Upstate Veterinary Specialties - 518-783-3198 Cornell University Veterinary Hospital - 607-253-3060 Tufts University Small Animal Hospital - 508-839-5395