Your veterinarian's office invites all types of pets from opening to closing, day in and day out. Some pets are well-trained by their owners and never leave their side, but many are not. They wander about the waiting area or even the examining room sniffing to see what they can find to play with or chew on. That's why it's so important to manage cables and wires wisely. Here are some pointers to create a safe vet's office for everyone.
Beware of Table Lamps
Avoid placing table lamps throughout the waiting area if possible. Table lamps usually have thin, weak wiring that dangles and attracts the eyes of cats and dogs. Use overhung lights or touch lamps that do not need wires. If you must use alternative lighting, try wall sconces instead. These can be hung high up on the wall and the wires can be firmly attached to the wall or hidden within the wall.
Cable Management in a Vet's Office Waiting Area
If other wires or cables are present in the waiting area, be sure to hide them well so animals won’t be tempted. Use products such as medium-to-heavy capacity cord covers and organizers to firmly secure wires and power cords to the floor or walls in the waiting area. Rubber Ducts are great for this. They cover wires and cables inconspicuously and lay flat on the floor to prevent tripping or chewing.
Create a Safe, Sterile Animal Examination Room
In the animal hospital examination room, pets can still be a threat to your equipment wiring. Organize your wires and cables in the examining area using a Cord Caddy for Medical Cords. The Cord Caddy enables you to organize cables and wires on examining equipment and computers without hassle so when treating pets, you won't have to fight a messy bundle of wires or worry about cats or dogs grabbing or chewing the wires. It also helps with animal hospital cable sterilization. The caddy is easy to clean because of its satin anodized aluminum finish and it allows for easy access to all your wires for cleaning and sterilizing them as well.
If there are cables and wires running along the floor of your examining area, cover these with Fast Lane Drop Over cable protectors to prevent tripping and to protect them from pets that might get loose on the floor. These are adjustable in size and easy to install. They keep cables in their place and also help reduce dust.
Cable organization in a pet shop is very similar to that of a vet's office because animals will be coming in and out throughout the day. Keep wires and cables safely hidden from animals and secure wires against walls, desks or floors to prevent tripping or chewing hazards.
Failing to organize and hide wires in your veterinarian’s office or pet shop could be a dangerous fire hazard or could cause someone's dear pet to be electrocuted. Use the wire management tips above to protect your office or animal hospital as well as all the adorable pets that visit.
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