For those who have furry friends at home, you understand how important it is to keep them safe. Pets easily become a part of the family. When one goes missing or gets into trouble, it can cause panic for the entire family. This is especially common for pets who easily get out of the house.
If your dog or cat is used to being inside all day, it can be terrifying to find out they’ve escaped the yard and are nowhere to be found. That is why FloriFence recommends fencing for all pet owners, whether or not they want to keep their pets outside. Proper pet fencing does also offer the option for your furry friends to play unsupervised outside, which can lessen the burden of exercising an active dog. If you’re considering pet fencing, these are your best options:
Chain link is one of the most popular options for pet fencing in Florida. This low-cost fencing can be easily installed within a day and is great for homeowners who need fencing immediately for their pets. Chain link is also surprisingly durable and requires little to no maintenance over time. If your dog is a digger, however, chain link may be problematic. Typically chain link fencing is not installed deep into the ground and can be easily dug under if a dog is tempted.
Low wood fencing
Many homeowners opt-out of front yard fencing because they want their beautiful home to be visible from the road. However, this leaves the option for small pets to escape out the front door and into the street. With a low picket fence or another type of short wood fencing, you can prevent small dogs and cats from running into the road when someone answers the door. This also offers more space for your pet to play outside.
Aluminum and metal fencing
Aluminum and metal fencing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pet fencing. However, these materials offer a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing fence that will keep pets safe. Aluminum and metal fencing can be dug deeper into the ground to discourage digging. However, if your pet is small enough to fit through the posts, you may want to choose a more solid option.
Last but certainly not least, vinyl fencing provides an all-around suitable option for pet fencing. This solid material will keep pets both big and small within the confines of your yard. It typically leaves no space between slats, and can be dug into the ground for digging prevention. The only downside to vinyl is that it is not popular for front yards because of its height and opacity. However, vinyl fencing is a very popular choice for backyards.
Your pets deserve a safe and fun place to play every day. To learn more about your fencing options safe for pets and kids, contact FloriFence today!