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As pet parents, we do everything we can to keep our pets safe and comfortable. About 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year, and 1,000 of these pets accidentally caused the fires. Creating a fire safety plan involving your furry friends could save a life one day. Follow these 8 guidelines for peace of mind:
Talk with your family or roommates about practicing an emergency plan involving your pet, and make sure you’re familiar with your pet’s favorite hiding spots.
Dogs and cats are curious creatures and may accidentally knock over candles and other flammable products while exploring.
Flameless candles give your home the same cozy feel without the risk! You may still want to keep them out of your pet’s reach to avoid any accidents.
We know some canine (and feline!) friends are pretty quick on their feet and like exploring everything. They could accidentally turn on stove or oven knobs: remove these knobs if you plan on leaving your pet alone, or purchase some pet-proof knob covers.
If your dog or cat prefers eating with a view, make sure their bowls are glass-free: glass bowls on a wooden surface pose a great fire risk.
Puppies and kittens are adorable, but they can also be mischievous! Keep them in a comfortable crate or enclosed in baby gates to avoid any potential dangers while you’re gone.
These decals help firefighters locate your pets and are available for free at many shelters, clinics and pet stores. Make sure your pet is kept close to the front of your home!
Make sure you leave leashes near the front of your home for convenient access in the event of an emergency.
Not every emergency is predictable, but the best thing you can do for you and your pet is to be well-prepared. Be sure to share these tips with your fellow fur parents to keep everyone safe!