Your veterinarian's office has all types of pets walking through its doors each day, from the second the hospital opens, to the moment it closes. Some pets are well-trained and never leave their owner’s side. There are others, however, that wander the waiting or examining rooms, sniffing for something to play with or chew on. Cables and wires within the office are potentially an attractive nuisance to these pets. 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 within the waiting area. This type of illumination usually has thin, weak wiring that dangles, which is attractive to a dog or cat’s eyes. Use overhanging lighting or cordless touch lamps instead. Wall sconces are another pet friendly lighting solution because they can be hung high enough on a wall and out of reach, where wires can be firmly attached or hidden altogether within the wall.
CABLE MANAGEMENT IN A VET'S OFFICE WAITING AREA
Are there other types of wires or cables within the waiting area? These should be well hidden from pets and to avoid trip hazards. Choose secure cable cover to keep wires and cords fastened to the floor or wall of the waiting area. Rubber Ducts are great for this. They cover wires and cables inconspicuously and lay flat to prevent chewing or tripping.
CREATE A SAFE ANIMAL EXAMINATION ROOM
In the animal hospital examination room, equipment wiring can be a threat to your pets and vice-versa. You can organize wires and cables using different wraps, clips, and clamps. The 3M® Innovation™ Command™ Adhesive Hooks and Hangers can be adhered to walls or carts to keep cables neat and out of reach. MagDaddy™ is another option for metal surfaces where cables can be routed and hung up using strong neodymium magnets. The Panduit® High Bond Adhesive Backed Cord Clip can be used on irregular surfaces. Animal clips add a whimsical touch to a space for the smallest cables, like the veterinarian’s laptop, with the clip an appropriate touch for the profession. If there are cables and wires running along the floor of your examining area, cover these with FastLane™ Drop Over cable protectors. Use them to keep pet owners from tripping and cables safe from playful pets. They can also stop cables from gathering dust.
ORGANIZING WIRES IN VET’S OFFICES VS PET SHOPS
Cable organization in a pet shop is very similar to 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. One of the pet safety kits from CableOrganizer® can also organize certain spaces where there are cables in either a vet’s office or pet store. Failing to organize cables in either place could be hazardous to the pet or space. Use these wire management tips above to keep all the adorable pets that visit safe.
Other Great Products for Cable Protection in a Veterinarian's Office Include: