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How to protect your pet from coyote attacks?

Coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare, but they can pose a threat to small pets, especially if you live in an area where coyotes are common.

Here is a video showing how coyotes attack pets.

Therefore, to make your home a secure place for your pets, it’s essential to take some measures to keep your pets safe from coyote attacks. Here are some tips you can follow:

Supervise pets

When outside, keep a close eye on your pets and never let them roam freely, especially during dusk and dawn when coyotes are more active.

Secure your property

Make sure your yard is securely fenced, preferably with a fence that extends at least six feet above ground level and also extends below ground level to prevent coyotes from digging under it. Install supervise camera and alarm system in case there are coyotes breaking into your yard.

Remove attractants

Remove any potential food sources from your yard, such as pet food, fallen fruit, or accessible garbage cans. Coyotes are opportunistic scavengers, so eliminating these attractants can reduce their interest in your property.

Keep pets indoors at night

If possible, keep your pets indoors during the night, as coyotes are most active during that time. If they need to go outside, always supervise them and keep them on a leash.

Walk pets on a leash

When walking your pets, keep them on a leash to maintain control. This will help prevent them from running off and encountering a coyote.

Make noise

If you encounter a coyote while walking, make loud noises, shout, or use noisemakers to scare them away. Coyotes are generally wary of humans and will usually retreat if they perceive a potential threat.

Install motion-activated lights or sprinklers

These devices can help deter coyotes by surprising them with sudden light or water, making them less comfortable approaching your property.

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