If you have a pet, you know that their safety is very important. Here are some tips on how to safeguard pets in your home:

  • Household Chemicals: Pets can be very sensitive to common household chemicals, such as cleaners, so make sure to keep harmful substances stowed away to prevent injury.
  • Drugs and Medications: Drugs and other medications may look like a treat to your dog or cat, but ingesting them can be deadly. Even a fairly benign drug like aspirin can be fatal to cats.
  • Toxic Plants: Certain plants can be toxic if ingested by pets. Plants that can harm your pet include lilies, holly, and mistletoe.

Watch this video for more tips on pet safety for your home.

Editorial Contributors
Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

Learn More